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.

Sponsorship from $2,500 to $25,000

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the Sponsorship Packet here



The Bobbi Pavilion

ZACH's Topfer Theatre

202 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Tickets: $500

*Individual tickets available at a later date

Attire: Sophisticated Cocktail

Contact: Ginger Lackey at 512-476-0594 x260 or

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


James C. Armstrong and Larry Connelly
Bobbi and Mort Topfer


Bettye and Bill Nowlin
Service Group, Ronda and Kelly Gray
Colleen and Tom Terkel


Joanie Schoener Bentzin
Mindy Ellmer
Carolyn and Marc Seriff


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