Stand­ing in star­dust: Ghost Light So­ci­ety hosts ‘Stu­dio 54’ soirée

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Disco fever will blaze through town when the in­fa­mous night­club – the cel­e­brated Stu­dio 54 – is recre­ated for the Broward Center for the Per­form­ing Arts’ Ghost Light So­ci­ety an­nual soirée, “Stu­dio 54: You’ve never been any­where un­til you’ve been here.”

It will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Parker Play­house, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Laud­erdale. All pro­ceeds are ear­marked for the Broward Center’s arts-in-ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams.

The event is led by plat­inum spon­sor, the Florida Pan­thers. Some ad­di­tional spon­sors in­clude: Blon­de­vents; Cather­ine Grady’s Al­ls­tate Agency; City Fur­ni­ture, Ex­ults, Gi­bral­tar Pri­vate Bank & Trust, Green­berg Trau­rig P.A.; JP Mor­gan Chase; Sun­Trust and Tripp Scott P.A.; An­gelo & Banta; Berkowitz Pol­lack & Brant; BBX Cap­i­tal; Brown & Brown Insurance; Boast­ing Biz; Cliff ’s Pools & Pa­tios; Gulf Build­ing, GrayRobin­son P.A., Green­spoon Marder; Las Olas Lo­cal; Las Olas River­front, LP; Laura and Char­lie Palmer; McKin­ley Insurance Ser­vices; South­port Prop­er­ties; Stephen Dou­glas As­so­ci­ates; and Ul­ti­mate Soft­ware.

In ad­di­tion to event chairs Zach Hoff­man and Shawn Oden, com­mit­tee co-chairs are Shayna Frey­man and Amanda Rout­man. Host com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude: Tim Cronin, Joanna Du­ran, Fa­lyn Frey­man, Heather Gerone­mus, Jené Kapela Korzeniowski, Brad Minto, Jen Nayak, Marla Neufeld, Peter Neirouz, Ash­ley Palmer Lind­say, Wes Parker, Lind­say Raphael, Sarah Re­gens­dorf, Alexia Rine­heart, Christina Sacco, Matt Sacco, Ash­ley Sawyer Smith, Alexan­dria Scherer, Jonathan Schwartz, Jeremy Singer, Theresa Strub, Sara Wal­ters Smith, Pablo Urquilla, Neal Vic­tor and Kelly Alvarez Vi­tale.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited to co-chair this year’s Ghost Light So­ci­ety’s an­nual soiree – a fan­tas­tic event that helps to raise aware­ness and funds to sup­port the Broward Center’s arts-in-ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams for stu­dents,” Hoff­man said. “As a lo­cal en­tre­pre­neur, I think it’s ex­tremely im­por­tant to give back to our com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially with or­ga­ni­za­tions like the Ghost Light So­ci­ety that pro­vide pro­grams to en­gage our younger gen­er­a­tion.”

The Ghost Light So­ci­ety’s mis­sion is to en­gage and in­spire a new gen­er­a­tion of pa­trons to take an ac­tive role in pro­mot­ing, cel­e­brat­ing and sup­port­ing the per­form­ing arts. The Broward Center’s arts-in-ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, con­sis­tently sup­ported by the Ghost Light So­ci­ety, pro­vides ac­tiv­i­ties that en­gage stu­dents of all ages and en­ables them to learn in the most ef­fec­tive and cre­ative ways.

Tick­ets to the soirée are $85 for Ghost Light So­ci­ety mem­bers and $105 for non-mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, email ghost­light@broward­cen­ or call Joanna Du­ran at 954-468-3284.

The Broward Center for the Per­form­ing Arts is one of North Amer­ica’s pre­mier per­form­ing arts venues and the cul­tural heart of Broward County. Pre­sent­ing more than 700 events each year to more than 600,000 pa­trons, the Broward Center of­fers a wide range of ex­cit­ing cul­tural pro­gram­ming and events to South Florida res­i­dents and thou­sands of tourists an­nu­ally.

Shayna Frey­man, left, Amanda Rout­man, Heather Gerone­mus and Sarah Re­gens­dorf Green­baum

Kelly Alvarez Vi­tale, left, Ran­dall Vi­tale, Lori Va­jda and Josh Va­jda

Shawn Oden, left, and Zach Hoff­man

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