2019 SUMMER STARS LIVE AUCTION

Get that auction paddle in the air and help support THEATRE THAT MATTERS!

Can’t make it to the event but see a must-have auction item?
Contact us at dtf@dorsettheatrefestival.org to set up a proxy bid!


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FESTIVAL FAVORITE!

Dinner with Award-Winning Actor Judd Hirsch

Value: Priceless

Back by popular demand! Everything’s on the table when you have dinner with Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award-Winning actor and friend of the Festival, Judd Hirsch and his lovely wife, Kathryn Daniel.

Enjoy the intimate setting, an elegant meal, and the rapturous, infectious charms of Judd Hirsch as Craig Roberts serves up an impeccable multi-course feast at his Moss Creek home. This is will be a delight for the senses, and an unforgettable evening! Don’t miss it!

Special Note: 4 people, Scheduled for a mutually agreed upon date at Moss Creek in East Rupert, VT

Donated by: Judd Hirsch and Craig Roberts

“They should bottle the evening and serve it again and again.”
— Kim Wohler, Wohler Realty, 2017 winning bidder
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NANTUCKET!

Desirable Brant Point home, close to town and beach!

Value: $14,000

The tradition continues! One of our most popular auction items over the years! Plan your late-summer gathering with friends, celebrate a birthday, family reunion or bachelorette send off. This fully-equipped (down to the lobster crackers), centrally air conditioned home is perfect—located on Brant Point within walking distance of Jetties Beach, Children’s Beach, and Historic Downtown. Nantucket is a tiny island with cobblestone streets lined with great restaurants and shops. Take your chair and a book to the beach or stroll through town eating ice cream. A truly special place for your special gathering.

Special Note: Offered for 1 week. Dates must be arranged with donor. Accommodates 10 people– 5 BRs and 4 baths, wide-screen TV, WiFi and central air.

Donated by: Rick and Ann Jackson.


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AARON COPLAND’S HOME!

PRIVATE TOUR AND A MINI-CONCERT

Take a curator-guided private tour of Aaron Copland’s beloved Lower Hudson Valley home, followed by a mini-concert for you and your guests in Copland’s own studio, performed by internationally-acclaimed artists from the celebrated Music from Copland House ensemble!

The iconic composer called his longtime home near New York City “my hideaway, my ear solitude,” and reveled in its “atmosphere of tranquility and seclusion.” A National Historic Landmark, the 1940s prairie-style home sits atop a rocky hill surrounded by three forested acres. An award-winning creative center for American music for the past 20 years, Copland House is spare, ruggedly elegant, and at one with the environment. Copland’s presence abounds, and the house and grounds reflect his values and personality. It is also a distinctive on-air location for media features on PBS-TV, CNN, NPR, the BBC, NHK-TV (Japan), the Danish Radio, and many others. During Copland’s 30 years there (1960-1990), it was a mecca of musical activity, and the base for his multifaceted international career as a composer, orchestra conductor, recording artist, author, and lecturer. At a mutually-agreeable date and time.

Special Note: Expires June 15, 2020.


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The most EXCLUSIVE dinner reservation in town!

Dinner Party for 10 at the Colony House, prepared by Dorset Inn Executive Chef, Jon Gatewood

The Dorset Inn’s own Chef Jon will prepare an exquisite dinner for 10 at the Colony House. Beautifully restored by Herman and Adele Raspe, the Dorset Colony House is the perfect place to share company and revisit the legacy of this beautiful home on the historic Dorset green.

Sit back and enjoy your friends and a fabulous meal!

Special Note: Some restrictions may apply. Dates to be agreed upon. Includes gratuity. Must be used within one year.

Donated by: The Dorset Inn www.dorsetinn.com


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5-STAR BOSTON GETAWAY!

TICKETS TO THE BOSTON BALLET AND A STAY AT THE RITZ

Four tickets to the Boston Ballet performance of choice in ‘Dress Circle’ balcony seats which are reserved for trustees and the largest donors to the Boston Ballet; a backstage tour at the Opera House after the performance; and a tour of the Boston Ballet Studios including the costume shop at 19 Clarendon Street (Tour of Studios M-F only when rehearsals occur); two nights at the Boston Ritz-Carlton (by the Opera House where the performance is located). Previous year auction winner met the Artistic Director Mikko Nissenen, recently Knighted by the Finnish Government, which will be arranged if he is in attendance.

Also included is a $100 gift certificate to George Howell Coffee - perhaps the best coffee house in America - which is also by the Ritz and Boston Opera House.

Special Note: If Nutcracker tickets are desired, the winning bidder must select the performance by the end of August so that the best tickets can be secured. Dates for the tours to be arranged with donor.

Donated by: Jim Clubb, Trustee of the Boston Ballet


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NATALIE MERCHANT LIVE IN CONCERT

Two tickets to the SOLD-OUT one-night-only concert at the Dorset Playhouse

“I’ve reached a point in my career of wanting unique experiences on tour, of not settling for the predictable routing and venues. Last July, Erik and I had a very pleasant experience touring the United Kingdom as an acoustic duo. This Summer, we’ve decided to do a tour of New England following the same format as last year, steering clear of big cities and playing unique and intimate venues in small, picturesque towns. We’re looking forward to seeing the rocky coast of Maine, the green rolling hills of Vermont, the historic village squares and white steepled churches of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. I imagine we will meet many locals and visitors seeking the same sort of experience that we are and I expect the audiences and the settings will inspire us.” — NATALIE MERCHANT


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LUXURY DESERT STAY!

A WEEK RETREAT IN BEAUTIFUL CAVE CREEK, AZ

Ah yes, You too can enjoy the sweet life of the high Sonoran Deser folk for a weeks stay in Mary Anne and Bob Van Degna’s traditional adobe home. They invite you to big high and bid often to experience the beauty of Cafe Creek, AZ.

Three bedrooms each with an ensuite bath. Large living room, family room and three covered patios. Head out to the Boulders or Rancho Manana Resort for a round of golf or a treatment at their award-winning spas. Or just hang out by the pool and enjoy the patios reading your a good book.

In my adobe hacienda
There’s a touch of Mexico,
Cactus love lighter than orchids
Blooming in the patio,
Soft desert stars and the strum of guitars,
Make every evening seem so sweet,
In my adobe hacienda
Life and love are more complete.
— Eddy Howard

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ULTIMATE GOLF EXPERIENCE!

PLAY PRIVATE HONEY POND GOLF COURSE!

Featured in Links Magazine and Stratton Magazine, this is truly the ultimate golfing experience. Two foursomes will have the opportunity to play one of the most beautiful, USGA-rated private golf courses in the country.  This is an opportunity you cannot easily replicate, and is not to be missed! With its distinctive and intriguing signature features,  Honey Pond is an entertaining and challenging 18 hole USGA Rated Course with a totally unique design and routing.

The Offering:

  • 18 Holes (play at your own pace)

  • Two Foursomes  (you have the whole course to yourselves!)

  • Golf Carts included

  • Your Choice of Competition

  • Lunch and Refreshments

  • 19 th Hole Appetizers and Drinks at the mid course Caddyshack Creekside Deck
    Dates to be arranged with Donor.

Click here to learn more about Honey Pond!