Here's your chance to win an evening of fame with a walk-on role in ACT of Connecticut's spring 2021 production of INTO THE WOODS! As the winner of this auction item, you will appear on stage (with the professional company) for one performance during the run of the show. You will have one rehearsal with the cast before your scheduled appearance, and you will work with the director to learn your blocking. To celebrate your ACT debut, you will receive six complimentary tickets to your INTO THE WOODS performance, and ACT will provide a small after-party in the lobby to celebrate with your invited guests. This item was a highlight from last year's gala (for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS walk-on role) and we are excited to offer it again! INTO THE WOODS will run from May 13 to June 6, 2021.
If you love theatre (or have an aspiring performer in your family), then you'll want to bid on this private "Zoom" call with Caitlin Kinnunen. Caitlin was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in "The Prom" on Broadway. She is a great friend of ACT of CT and is happy to give the winner of this auction a 30-minute acting lesson (or just chat with you about life as a Broadway actor, her audition secrets, etc). This is a perfect gift for any young Broadway fan!
Calling all theatre and music students! Take advantage of this unique and rare opportunity to learn from ACT's leading professionals during this time of social distancing. Daniel C. Levine (Artistic Director) and Bryan Perri (Resident Music Supervisor and Music Director of Broadway's JAGGED LITTLE PILL) are conducting private acting, voice, piano (and even orchestral conducting) lessons via Zoom during this "stay-at-home" time. This package includes three sessions once a week for three weeks with each session 45 minutes in length. This is a wonderful way to prepare and strengthen your skills before next audition season!
Session must be used before December 31, 2020.
Perhaps you've seen "Katie's Cakes" on social media?! The lucky winner of this auction item will receive six custom cakes (over the course of 9 months) baked by ACT Executive Director, Katie Diamond. Each cake will serve 10-15 people, will have a different fabulous theme and flavor, and each one will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Cakes will be delivered to the winner's house or office (up to 20 miles from Ridgefield). Delivery will be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date with at least 10 days notice.
ACT fans have become acquainted with Dan and Bryan's chicken's during ACT's "Happy Hour". That's right, our Artistic Director and Music Supervisor have a flock of thirty chickens! Now, you can take home farm fresh eggs from these famous chickens! The winner of this item will receive one dozen eggs (per week) for a period of one month!
Delivery to be arranged on mutually agreed upon date. Winner must be within 20 miles of Ridgefield, CT.
This is a one of a kind package for a hockey enthusiast, big or small! During the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 season, attend a home game for an up close and personal experience! You will be the honorary coach on game day, plus be in the locker room for coach Bill McCreary's pre-game speech AND hang out with the team on the bench during the game.
The excitement continues at half time when you'll have the opportunity to interview the coach as a "reporter" and ride the Zamboni. To commemorate your special day, you'll receive a personalized Hat Tricks team jersey.
But that's not all! You will also get a chance to practice with the Hat Tricks on a mutually agreed upon date and you'll also receive a private lesson with a Hat Tricks player for up to four people.
Finally, the Hat Tricks will host you and your group (up to 20 people) in one of their luxury suites for you to cheer on the home team to a win. Food and beverages will also be provided ($200 value). Date to be selected by you from the home game schedule.
We are thrilled to support our local restaurants with this auction item sponsored by the ACT Gala committee and ACT Board of Directors. Enjoy gift certificates valued at either $50 or $100 to many favorite Ridgefield restaurants, including: Gallo Ristorante, Bernards, Bareburger, 109 Cheese & Wine, Tablao, Bailey's Backyard, Terra Sole, Luc's, Bartolo, Mannen, Sucre Sale, Posa, Inn at Pound Ridge, Ancient Mariner, Barn Door, Tazza, Yuan Asian, Nature's Temptations, Ross Bread Shoppe & Coffee House and Cake Box! NEWLY ADDED: Southwest Cafe, Tusk & Cup and Tequila Escape!
This will be a MAGNIFICENT evening to remember - and one nearly impossible to replicate! Gather your friends for a curated wine dinner at the home of Jean & James Prusko of Ridgefield. Your experience will begin in the garden where you will enjoy handcrafted cocktails by a notorious local mixologist and passed hors d'oeuvres. Then you will receive a champagne tour of the Prusko wine cellar. Finally, you will make your way to the main floor for a three course dinner prepared by Raffaele Gallo. As your sommelier for the evening, James will hand select fine Italian wines from his incredible private cellar, pair two wines with each course and describe each wine to you and your guests. This experience is for up to 8 people. Buon Appetito!
Schedule on a mutually agreed upon date. Winner can work with Raffaele on the menu. Expires July 1, 2021.
"The 2016 Screaming Eagle is a positively stunning wine. An intense bouquet gives way to a wine of explosive energy and huge textural depth. Graphite, crushed rocks, menthol, sage and dark spice open up gradually in this reticent, brooding Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2016 is a towering, statuesque wine of the very highest level. That is the good news. The 2016 literally does scream, with tons of varietal Cabernet aromatics, flavors and structural drive. In a word: magnificent!"
This vintage bottle has been kept in a private cellar and can be yours to enjoy!
Must be 21 years or older to bid. Delivery within 20 miles of Ridgefield. Shipping available at the cost of the winner.
An evening to remember! Gather your team of eight to enjoy a socially distanced evening of bocce with the "Ridgefield 8", bocce tournament world record holders! Your evening will include a gourmet pizza dinner, catered by Gallo Ristorante, craft beer from Ancona's Wine & Liquors, cupcakes made by ACT Executive Director, Katie Diamond, and three hours of bocce with the boys! The event will take place outdoors at the Ancona's bocce court in Ridgefield on a mutually agreed upon date.
This unique offering entitles the winner to a full year of personalized concierge primary care medicine courtesy of Dr. Larry Leibowitz at Matrix Personalized Medicine located at 45 Grove St. in New Canaan, CT.
Concierge medical practices are smaller and more personalized than traditional medical practices. Patients have much easier access, are able to be seen when needed, are afforded extended visits with little to no wait time, and have access to Dr. Leibowitz via email or cell phone.
Busy professionals also appreciate the ability to have many matters addressed remotely without having to make time for an office visit or to visit a clinic when traveling. Additionally, annual physicals are more comprehensive and detailed than those you have experienced in the past.
Some of Dr. Larry's "celebrity clients" include ACT's own Daniel Levine; Bryan Perri; and Katie and Bill Diamond!
Winning bidder(s) must enroll within a year of the data of this gala. Not for currently enrolled patients.
Fair Market Value: $3,200
You and a guest will join Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine and Bryan Perri for a casting session in NYC. This experience includes round trip car service for 2 people to the casting office and a working lunch. Be there for the actual auditions and discussions that lead to casting the talent for ACT's 2020-2021 season!
Experience the "Circle of Life" with four premium-seat tickets to a performance of Broadway's THE LION KING at the Minskoff Theatre.
Tickets will be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date and performance time when Broadway re-opens.
Two tickets to see Alan Menken at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8pm for "A Whole New World of Alan Menken".
Oscar-winner (and recipient of more Academy Awards than any other living individual) Alan Menken performs his first one-man show at the Ridgefield Playhouse for one night only! Mr. Menken takes the audience on a journey through more than thirty years of hit songs, movies, and musicals - The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, Enchanted, Tangled and more! Mr. Menken is on the Artistic Advisory Board at ACT of CT and serves as an Arts Advisory Board member at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the advertised date of the performance is subject to change as we abide by local and federal guidelines.
Enjoy two tickets and a behind-the-scenes tour of ACT of Connecticut's production of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY. Then join cast member, Katie Diamond for a drink after the show.
Win VIP Parking at ACT of CT for every performance you attend during the 2020-2021 season (Aug 1, 2020 -- July 31, 2021). You'll never have to rush to see a performance again. Your VIP parking spot will be reserved with a sign just for you!
Have you ever wondered how a scenic designer creates Broadway and regional theater sets? If you've seen ACT's productions, then you know how intricate, complex and beautiful our sets are. And it all starts with a model. ACT employees Broadway level designers who work closely with our directors to conceive and implement each specific show's set. Once the model is created, the director uses that to begin exploring staging ideas. The model is essentially a miniature version of what you see on stage! Our production of "Godspell" was a fabulous design, and the winner of this auction will own the Godspell scenic model. A very cool item for collectors, theater students, or Broadway enthusiasts (think dollhouse but Broadway version)!
The Buckaroo burger, a chocolate mikeshake, and crispy brussels sprouts...What's your favorite combination? You can try them all with this amazing package. You will get twelve (12) $50.00 gift certificates to Bareburger Ridgefield. Enjoy!
Soak up that Florida sun with a three-day, two-night holiday at The Breakers Palm Beach. This getaway is for two people and includes a $200 credit to use at the resort.
Relax and rewind using all the amenities available to you including four heated oceanfront pools, half mile of private beach, indoor-outdoor spa, indoor-outdoor fitness center, 36 holes of championship golf, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, 11 shopping boutiques, 8 restaurants and 8 bars, and snorkeling, scuba diving, catamaran cruise and other water sports.
Valid June 1 through September 30, Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays and subject to availability. Expires 09/30/2022
Pawling Mountain Club -Pawling mountain club for sporting clays for 4 people with shooting instruction and lunch.
Pawling Mountain Club is bordered by a 1500-acre expanse of the Appalachian Trail National Park; the preserve offers ideal woodland and open field game cover unmarked by roads and traffic. A panoramic view from the Club's main lodge includes the Catskills on the horizon. Pawling Mountain Club regulation range facilities offer traditional sporting clays for the formal shooter or informal games, which can also be used to sharpen your shooting skills.
Enjoy a unique day at Kirby Hill Farm; one of Pawling New York's most spectacular equestrian farms that is set on 246 picturesque acres. This day in the country is sure to leave you feeling invigorated. You can explore the farm, enjoy a picnic lunch and take a private polo lesson for two people with pro Paul Kuhn.
This package includes a HOMAKER picnic backpack with an insulated cooler compartment, waterproof fleece blanket & detachable wine holder. You can fill the backpack with your picnic lunch from Ross Bread Shoppe & Coffee House using this $50 gift card.
Currently rated at +2, Paul has over 30 years experience teaching, coaching and playing polo in Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The farm was developed to provide equestrians and their horses an unsurpassed experience, including the finest training and boarding facilities. Kirby Hill Farm is nestled on majestic Quaker Hill, a hamlet northeast of Pawling village, New York. The town line borders on Putnam County, New York and Connecticut.
Your special day at Kirby Hill Farm is the perfect quarantine getaway! Schedule on a mutually agreed upon date.
Need a little weekend getaway? Head to Boston, MA and stay two nights at the The Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square with breakfast for two and parking included. Conveniently located in Boston's charming Copley Square neighborhood, the historic, boutique Courtyard combines old world charm with modern amenities. The hotel is just steps away from Boston's best shopping, restaurants, museums and attractions, like Fenway Park, Trinity Church, the Prudential Center and Newbury Street, as well as the Hynes Convention Center.
Valid until April 18, 2021 based on hotel availability.
Spend an early morning on pristine Great Pond. You'll visit all the hot fishing spots with Great Pond fishing expert, Chris Forsyth. Canoe fishing is considerably different than fishing by motor boat. Package includes two hours of guided fishing for two people (includes all fishing poles and lures) and a hearty breakfast cooked on a skillet over an open fire plus Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, juice and coffee. Canoe can accommodate up to two guests. Social distance guidelines will be followed.
Are you looking to get outside to do something fun while observing social distancing guidelines? You and three friends will enjoy a round of golf (with carts) at the beautiful Ridgewood Country Club located in Danbury. After golf, enjoy lunch at the club.
Grand Prix New York Party Extravaganza - Pick your own party theme: Ninja, Bowling, Go kart racing or head next door to Sparklicious. Party is for 10 people and includes the 1 hour experience (1/2 hour for go kart racing) plus pizza and beverages in the party room. Grand Prix and Sparklicious are located in Mt. Kisco, NY.
Restrictions: Expires May 1, 2021. Additional party goer can be added on for $25 per person paid by the party host.
Ninja guests must be 6 years or older and 42" or taller. Racing guests be be 10 years or older and 52" or taller.
Experience a magical evening at this very popular father/daughter charity ball. Dance the night away with your little girl and enjoy a delicious dinner. This package includes two tickets to the 2021 Princess Ball of your choice as well as an assortment of accessories for your little princess.
This is the perfect package for your little Disney fan. You will receive a Belle and Beast doll plus a $50.00 gift card to the Disney Store to purchase any other accessories for your child's next playdate.
Are you looking for some fun arts & craft projects to do with the kids this summer? Look no further! This quarantine kit includes a tie dye kit, rock painting kit, map of the world color tablecloth, Glamour girl friendship bracelet kit, sand art, stepping stone kit, jumbo chalk pens, bubbles, decorate visors kit, paint your own ceramic planter kit and a large plastic storage container. They will never be bored again!
You can own this gorgeous piece of art by local artist, Allyson Monson. "Finally No. 1" is 24"x36". The print is face mounted to 1/4" plexiglass.
Get your family together for a one hour long portrait session by Kate Wark Photography.
Kate Wark Photography is a Ridgefield, Connecticut based family and lifestyle photographer, serving Fairfield County, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley region. Specializing in family portraits, professional headshots, senior portraits and more.
Please note that the session must be redeemed by September 15, 2020. Portrait session can be held at any location within 20 minutes of Ridgefield, CT.
Ira Joe Fisher's SPEAKING FEARLESSLY knows it's crucial to connect with your audience. Through this one hour private session with Ira, you will learn public speaking strategies that will lower your anxiety and raise your confidence!
In addition, you will receive three works from Ira Joe Fisher's pen - his newest book, Wide and Way Out of Salamanca: Sort of True Essays and two collections of poetry - Some Holy Weight in the Village Air and Songs From an Earlier Century.
The Speaking Fearlessly session can be conducted via Zoom or Skype ?or in person at a mutually agreed upon location and date in the Ridgefield, CT area.