In the lead up to its 2016 Gala on November 13, the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is holding an online auction with plenty of enticing prizes for theatre lovers. The list of items includes VIP tickets to Hamilton coupled with a special meet and greet with the show’s star, Brandon Victor Dixon.
At the time of publication, the next available bid for the VIP Hamilton package was $3,900. VIP tickets and meet and greets for a host of other Broadway shows are also on the bidding table, including packages for Nathasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Miss Siagon; In Transit; Dear Evan Hansen; and more. A Phantom of the Opera package includes a backstage tour, a chance to join a rehearsal and costume fitting, and an escorted walk onstage during the Hannibal Opera sequence.
Other items also include a musical theatre masterclass for the winner and 30 friends, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tickets, a D’Angelico guitar signed by Duncan Sheik, a weekend away in Nantucket, and a yacht excursion. To view the complete list and place a bid, visit Biddingforgood.com.
The auction will end November 13, coinciding with the gala at the The Edison Ballroom in New York. The event, hosted by Mo Rocca, will honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricist Sheik, casting director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board member and treasurer Frank Troutman. Among those slated to perform during the evening are Darren Ritchie, Tituss Burgess, Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham, Karen Ziemba, Lauren Pritchard, Treshelle Edmond, Dave Thomas Brown, and Molly Gordon as well as performances from 2016 NYMF Festival shows, Camp Rolling Hills and Dust Can't Kill Me.
For more information on purchasing gala tickets, visit www.nymf.org/gala.