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Don't miss WST's 10th annual auction: Bid, Glorious Bid!

October 16, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Let thoughts of vacations, fine dining and luxury lead you to the Walnut Street Theatre's 10th Annual Auction: Bid, Glorious Bid! This year's auction, with a theme based on the Walnut's upcoming holiday production of Oliver!, will take place on October 30, 2009 with the silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction starting at 8:00 p.m. This year's event will benefit the Walnut Street Theatre Education Programs. Come and "consider yourself" one of us!

Walnut Street Theatre and its partners in the community have collected lots of wonderful items! Are you a fan of "Food, Glorious Food?" Enjoy an out of this world evening with gift certificates from one of these great restaurants: The Prime Rib, Union Trust Steakhouse, Fork, Davio's, La Fourno (just a few of many!). Would you "Do Anything" to see your favorite sports team? Come bid on four seats in the Diamond Club for a 2010 Philadelphia Phillies game, a trip to Phillies Phantasy Camp, Eagles luxury box tickets, two luxury suite tickets for the Philadelphia Flyers or an autographed Chase Utley bat! For theatre lovers, there are tickets to see Bye Bye Birdie or Mamma Mia on Broadway. If you need to update your headshot, you can bid on an exclusive photo shoot on the Walnut stage, taken by Walnut photographer Mark Garvin! Looking to get away from it all for a few days? You'll be telling your friends it's "A Fine Life" with destinations such as one week stays in Key West, Ocean City or a weekend in Wildwood Crest. Our auction will also include gift certificates from US Airways, Apple Vacations and many more!

These are just a few of the great items that will be available at this year's auction so there will certainly be something for everyone!

All proceeds from Bid, Glorious Bid! will benefit the Walnut's Education Programs, which is celebrating another record breaking year of success under the leadership of Susan Nicodemus Quinn. The Education Department's offerings include the Adopt-a-School program, which produces theatre at schools using their students and facilities; the Professional Apprentice program, which provides hands-on training for young theatre professionals; the Touring Outreach Company, which uses theatre to broach important social issues with students at local schools and the Walnut Street Theatre School, which offers classes for adults and children year round. This past year the Walnut's educational programming helped more than 110,000 students in the Delaware Valley follow their dreams!

You won't want to miss the magic of Bid, Glorious Bid! For just $35 in advance or $40 at the door, you can show your support for Walnut's Education Department and join us for an evening fun and excitement. To purchase tickets by phone or to inquire about further donation and sponsorship opportunities, please call Bonnie Stefanelli at 215-574-3550, ext. 506.