Red, Hot & Soul 2015


Tom Terkel and Bettye Nowlin

Cornerstones of the Topfer Theatre Campaign

Gala Co-Chairs:

Jade Ausley
Mindy Bakker Brown
Joanie Schoener Bentzin
Deborah Corbin
Ronda Gray
Deborah Green
Amy Mills
Teri Potts
Annette Renaud
Tiffany Stillwell
Bobbi Topfer
Sherri West
Irene Williams

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, ZACH Theatre will host Red, Hot & Soul, the swankiest party of the season, and it’s guaranteed to be a lavish, sophisticated, swingin’ evening inspired by the smooth style of Duke Ellington. Our celebration begins with a glamorous cocktail reception inside ZACH’s Topfer Theatre lobby and Serra Skyline lounge, followed by a sumptuous dinner by the Four Seasons and dazzling performances from ZACH actors under the glittering Bobbi Pavilion. We’ll enjoy exclusive entertainment in the Topfer Theatre and then jive the night away at the Cotton Club After Party…remember, it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
VIP Reception 6 p.m.
General Reception 6:30 p.m.

The Bobbi Pavilion
ZACH's Topfer Theatre
202 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

Tickets: $500

*Individual tickets available at a later date

Sophisticated Cocktail

Ginger Lackey at 512-476-0594 x260

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship from $2,500 to $25,000
 Download the Sponsorship Packet here


The Honorees:

ZACH Theatre honors these two generous community pillars for their outstanding leadership roles in launching and completing the Topfer Theatre building campaign.

The Impact:

Event proceeds benefit ZACH Theatre, one of Austin's most vibrant and innovative performing arts organizations. ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit and engage the community. Founded in 1933, today's ZACH Theatre provides a year-round season of more than 500 performances, serving over 115,000 central Texans annually, 50,000 of which are children who participate in our education and outreach programs.

Photos from Red, Hot & Soul 2014

We are grateful to our generous Red, Hot & Soul 2015 Sponsors


Event Underwriter

VIP Reception Underwriter

Wine Underwriter

Cocktail Underwriter

After Party Underwriter

Robert K. Brown
Dennis B. Karbach


James C. Armstrong and Larry Connelly

Bobbi and Mort Topfer


Bill Dixon

Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth /
Meghan and Chris Slover

Bettye and Bill Nowlin

Annette Renaud

Service Group, Ronda and Kelly Gray

Colleen and Tom Terkel

Milton Verret


Mindy Ellmer and The Honorable Charlie Geren

JK Baxter Hunt and Lacy Hunt /
Deborah O’Connell and William Stassen

Cary and Trey Fyfe

Nancy and Bob Inman

Jackson Walker, LLP / Kathy Hutto and Allen Beinke

Joan and Jeffrey S. Lava / Susan Longley

Pitts Peterson Consulting

Marcy and John Melanson

Joanie Schoener Bentzin

Carolyn and Marc Seriff

Mary and Rusty Tally

Nelda Treviño

The Young Family

Vinson & Elkins LLP


Season Sponsors:
Holiday Inn Schlotzskys
202 South Lamar - Austin, TX 78704 - Phone 512-476-0541
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