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THE YELLOWBRICK AUCTION: Walnut Street Theatre's 17th Annual Live and Silent Autcion

October 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Walnut Street Theatre’s 17th Annual Live and Silent Auction is The Yellowbrick Auction. Guests will be invited to bid on items including four house seats to Hamilton An American Musical, premium Eagles tickets, luxury vacations and fine dining gift certificates, with proceeds benefitting the Walnut’s Education Department. Guests will also enjoy a special preview of songs from The Wizard of Oz performed by cast members of Walnut’s spectacular holiday production. The event will take place on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre. The Silent Auction will begin at 6:00pm, followed by a Live Auction at 8:00pm.

The evening’s proceeds will benefit the award-winning education and outreach programs coordinated by the Walnut’s Education Department. The impressive programs include the Touring Outreach Company, which uses theatre to broach important social issues with students at local schools; the Adopt-a-School program, a multi-year partnership with three inner-city Philadelphia schools that integrates dramatic techniques into classroom curriculums as an engaging approach to effectively reach all students; the Professional Apprentice program, which provides hands-on training for young theatre professionals; and the Walnut Street Theatre School, which offers classes for children, teens and adults year-round. With support from individuals in the community, an unprecedented 172,000 local students and families participated in the Walnut’s various educational programs last year alone.

Guests attending The Yellowbrick Auction will enjoy delicious food and drink, play exciting games and get a head start on holiday shopping. With over 200 wonderful items available, guests are sure to find something for everyone on their list. See a sneak peak of a full list of contributing companies and supporters in the Special Events section of the Walnut’s website,, under the “Your Visit” tab.

The Yellowbrick Auction tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Join the Walnut for a night of fun and excitement while making a positive impact on the future of children in Philadelphia and surrounding communities through your support of the Walnut Street Theatre’s Education Department.

To purchase tickets by phone or for more information about the event, please call Melissa Hoke at 215-574-3550, ext. 506 or email