This year’s live auction will have something for everyone, from wine to travel, to intimate dinners and more!

Gala 2017 Auction Items

Weekend Getaways & Wine: Washington vs. Oregon 

Save the state rivalry for the Huskies vs. Ducks game next season! Your travel plans won’t need to involve making the choice between the two. We’ve got you covered for two long weekends to be scheduled throughout the upcoming year—one on Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands and the other in Ashland, Oregon. 

  • Three-nights on stunning Lopez Island at a private, two-bedroom cottage located atop a 200-foot bluff on Upright Head
  • Three-nights in the lovely town of Ashland, in a tranquil, newly remodeled 1870s cottage that includes a master suite, guest suite, 3 full baths, and a barbeque on the top deck, just two blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Rare vintages from WA and OR, including Ken Wright and Quilceda Creek

Fair Market Value: $3,800
Thank You: Anonymous, Toby Bright & Nancy Ward, and Charlotte Lin & Robert Porter
Restrictions:  Lopez Island: Dates to be mutually agreed upon. Ashland: Dates to be mutually agreed upon; summer dates extremely limited. Valid through May 19, 2018.

Parking at Seattle Center? No problem!

Tired of trying to find parking every time you’re in Lower Queen Anne? We have the golden solution. For one year, step into the shoes of Jeffrey Herrmann—don’t worry, we won’t actually make you attend any of his meetings—and have access to our Managing Director’s parking spot in Seattle Rep’s secure lot, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s all yours to use when you attend Seattle Rep shows, other shows or festivals at Seattle Center, or are just in the neighborhood. It sounds almost too good to be true, but we promise it’s real!

  • Private parking space in secure lot, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Fair Market Value: Priceless!
Thank You: Jeffrey Herrmann and Seattle Repertory Theatre
Restrictions: Valid for use from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  Occasional restrictions for parking lot access during business hours occur when loading sets in and out; notification will be provided to the winner if/when those instances occur.

Dance the Night Away: VIP Here Lies Love Experience 

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready! The only thing that’s better than seeing Here Lies Love is seeing it with 19 of your closest friends and family members! For one night, we’re breaking all the rules beginning with a pre-show private reception in the gallery before the house opens! Watch the technical crew get the theatre ready while you celebrate the evening with your group, then tour the space to see exactly how the theatre has been reimagined for the show. Dance your way through the show, and afterwards, join the cast for an exclusive post-show Meet & Greet and celebratory toast in the Green Room.

  • 20 tickets to Here Lies Love (main floor standing or single-level gallery buy-out)
  • Exclusive pre-show private reception in a gallery, featuring beer, wine, champagne, and light appetizers
  • Backstage Tour with member of production
  • Post-show champagne toast with Company Members of Here Lies Love

Fair Market Value: $3,100
Thank You: The Catering Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Cast of Here Lies Love
Restrictions: Valid on June 8, June 9, or June 11, 2017. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Seated locations based on availability.

Lakeside Martini Soiree

Picture it now: a delicious martini in hand, a gorgeous lakeside view, and great company. Sounds like an offer you just can’t resist! A soiree is waiting for you at the beautiful Yarrow Point home of Terri Olson Miller and Tom Miller. Join your friends for an unforgettable evening filled with delicious cocktails and delectable small bites. Guests may buy into this party individually—buy in for yourself, or buy in for your friends! 75 spaces available.
Fair Market Value: $100
Thank You: Terri Olson Miller & Tom Miller, Rebecca & Grant Pomering, Karen & Doug Fletcher, Nancy & Rod Hochman, Four Park, and City Catering Company
Restrictions: Party will take place on September 16, 2017


Mingle With Broadway’s Best at the 2017 Tony Awards!

“You are here at the start of a moment.” – Come From Away
Pack your black ties and best heels and join Braden Abraham and Jeffrey Herrmann in New York City for this year’s Tony Awards. It’s where the who’s who of theatre will be—an awards show not to be missed! Celebrate the culmination of Come From Away’s critical acclaim, and cheer the show on for its seven nominations, including Best Musical. Raise a glass to toast the production that has brought so much laughter and light to Broadway this year—and it all started right here at the Rep! 

  • Pre-awards show cocktails and appetizers with Braden and Jeff at cast favorite eatery, Resette
  • Pair of tickets to the 2017 Tony Awards

Does not include transportation or accommodations.
Fair Market Value: $1,875
Thank You: Seattle Repertory Theatre and Junkyard Dogs
Restrictions: Valid for the night of the Tony Awards, June 11, 2017. Seat location assigned by the Tony Awards.


Surf’s Up: One-Week Santa Barbara Vacation

Tired of putting on a raincoat and rain boots every day? Now is your chance to trade Seattle’s gray skies for Santa Barbara’s stunning beaches. Featured in Home & Garden Magazine, this gorgeous hacienda-style home sleeps 8-10 in four bedrooms and a one-bedroom guesthouse. Spend six nights overlooking the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean, relaxing on the private community beach, and soaking up some vitamin D by the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. When you want to venture out, enjoy a wine tasting from local vintner, Foley Family Wines.

  • Six-night stay in private home with pool and beach access in Santa Barbara
  • Private tasting at the Foley Family Wines tasting room inside Bacara Resort & Spa

Fair Market Value: $8,100
Thank You: Leslie Decker & Steve Rimmer, and Foley Family Wines
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable dates. Some blackout dates apply. $500 refundable security deposit required. Valid through May 19, 2018.

Lose Yourself in a Virtual 3-D World

Experience the future of computing, creation, and communication with the world’s first self-contained wearable holographic computer: HoloLens. Gather nine of your friends and head to the “HoloLens Experience Lab” on the Microsoft Redmond Campus where you will meet members of the HoloLens team for a two-hour tour and demonstration. While you wear a HoloLens and interact with real life 3-D holograms, you will move through various “virtual” experiences.  And, when it’s all done, you’ll take home a Development Edition HoloLens of your very own. 

  • Two-hour Tour for Ten of the “HoloLens Experience Lab” 
  • Development Edition HoloLens

Fair Market Value: $5,300
Thank You: Susan & Stuart Ashmun, Becky Lenaburg & Paul Urla, D’Arcy Salzmann, and Microsoft
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date/time during normal Microsoft business hours. Valid through May 19, 2018.

One-Week Getaway to Mexico

It might still be raining outside in Seattle, but we know a place that isn’t! Pack your suitcase (be sure to bring sunscreen!) and escape to paradise at one of seven luxury resorts in Mexico. You choose the destination from a list of gorgeous properties in Acapulco, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, or Riviera Maya. Spend six nights relaxing in the Grand Mayan Suite, which includes a full-kitchen and balcony with a dipping pool. During the day, play a round of golf on the designer courses, relax at the spa, or connect with your adventurous side and explore the property’s waterpark.

  • Seven-night stay for 2-4 people in the Grand Mayan Suite at one of seven Vidanta Resorts
  • Admission to the waterpark, pools, and beach (when applicable)

Fair Market Value: $2,400
Thank You: Nancy & Steve Siwiec
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable dates. Cannot be booked further than 5 months out from intended dates. Valid through May 19, 2018.

Instant Wine Cellar

Instantly populate your private wine cellar with this incredible assortment of more than 30 bottles of wine courtesy of the Seattle Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees and Staff. A diverse collection of cabernets, pinot noirs, and Trustee favorites, it’s the auction item that will keep giving long after the Gala ends!  Collection includes:

  • 1995 Penfolds Grange Bin 95, Australia
  • 2012 Figgins Estate Red, Walla Walla Valley
  • 2013 Famille Perrin Chateau de Beaucastel, France
  • 2014 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
  • 2012 Leonetti Cellar Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Fair Market Value: $2,800
Thank You: Seattle Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees and Staff


The Emerald Ticket: Fine Dining at Canlis

“A Canlis Salad, when properly prepared, is a revelation.”Sam Sifton, The New York Times

It’s the restaurant that’s taken fine dining to a whole new level. Enjoy a few evenings out at Canlis, one of Seattle’s most iconic and revered dining establishments. Canlis was recently the winner of the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Wine Program Award and we promise you that dining there once just isn’t enough!

  • $2,500 gift certificate to Canlis

Thank you: Allan & Nora Davis and Canlis
Restrictions: No expiration date. Not valid on Saturdays

A Restaurant Lover’s Dream
We’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and every meal in between! This food lover’s dream contains gift certificates to over 15 restaurants all over the city, including the iconic Canlis, Ten Mercer, Palomino, and Bis on Main, among many others!

Fair Market Value: $1,800
Thank you: Agave Cocina and Tequilas, Bis on Main, Canlis, Capitol Cider, City Catering, Collections Café, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, The Masonry, McMenamins, Palisade, Palomino, Poquitos, Portage Bay Café, Solo Bar & Eatery, Ten Mercer, Triumph Bar, and T.S. McHugh’s
Restrictions: Vary per restaurant.

Sunsets in Santa Fe: Weeklong Getaway in New Mexico
Escape to turquoise skies and adobe architecture with this six-night getaway at the Alma Compound in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This two-bedroom, two-bath condo has a picturesque view of the Jemez Mountains and is conveniently located within walking distance to the world-famous Canyon Road and Santa Fe Historic Plaza. Includes round-trip airfare for two from Seattle to Albuquerque International Airport on Southwest Airlines.

  • Six-night stay in two-bedroom/two-bathroom condo in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Round-trip airfare for two on Southwest Airlines

Fair Market Value: $2,300
Thank You: Rick & Karen McMichael
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable dates. Valid through May 19, 2018.