Franklin, Tenn. – Studio Tenn Theatre Company will hold its 2015 “One Night Only” fundraising gala July 18 in Liberty Hall at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Rd.). Tickets are available by clicking here or calling (615) 541-8200. A significant portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
Quickly becoming one of the hottest events in Williamson County, the variety show-style program features beloved musical numbers by surprise special guests, company members and Studio Tenn principals Matt Logan and Jake Speck. Open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres are included with every ticket purchase. New this year, a silent auction will launch online on July 1 and continue through the evening of the event.
Speck says “One Night Only” is a uniquely interactive Studio Tenn experience. “For us, it’s an opportunity to engage with our patrons in a different, more personal way,” he explains. “We want to show them a good time, of course, but also to share successes and express our gratitude for their continued support, because we wouldn’t be here without it.”
While the specifics of the show are traditionally kept under wraps as part of its allure Logan hints that “we are drawing on vintage Vegas glamour as our thematic inspiration this year.” Performers include Studio Tenn veterans Laura Matula, Libby Hodges and John-Mark McGaha plus special guests whose names remain secret for now.
Galas past have included surprise appearances by Broadway stars Eden Espinosa (“Wicked”) and Sean MacLaughlin (“Phantom of the Opera”), a reunion of Studio Tenn’s “Smokey Joe’s Café” cast, and numbers by “American Idol” finalist Melinda Doolittle.
“In contrast with our other shows, which are of course completely scripted and meticulously executed, ‘One Night Only’ is something of a wild card by design,” Logan adds. “You never quite know what’s going to happen; and that’s the fun of it.”
“The table experience is going to be really fantastic,” Speck notes. “There’s just nothing better than enjoying a great show over great food and drinks with a group of old friends—or making new friends around the table.”
All proceeds from “One Night Only” benefit Studio Tenn, which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Purchases of tickets and auction items are largely tax-deductible. For more information about One Night Only or to purchase tickets, visit StudioTenn.com or call the Box Office at (615) 541-8200.