By natalie


What do the Tri-State region’s top interior designers, Broadway performers, and a sophisticated old mansion in the country have in common?  Why, the Spring Awakening Benefit  for the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.  The event will gather 20 interior designers from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey at the stunning background of Le Beau Chateau, a gracious 22-room French manor house estate built in the 1930’s.

The featured designers  will lend their talents to Broadway-inspired tablescapes, including New Canaan’s own Priscilla Potenza, who designed a tabletop vignette inspired by Hairspray; New York’s Charles Pavarini of Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc., who will translate A Little Night Music into his tabletop design; and Ondine Karady of Ondine Karady Design in NY, who chose the contemporary Broadway show Next to Normal as her inspiration.

The event is open from May 13 – 16, and will also feature lectures, book signings, and a fantastic “Secret Garden”-themed boutique throughout the grounds. On-site live entertainment will be provided by Broadway and regional theatre performers during the event and at an opening-night reception on May 12th. The event promises to have something in it for everybody — whether it be interior design, entertainment, or an idyllic respite from the workweek.

Spring Awakening: A Broadway Inspired Table Top Show at Le Beau Chateau, is located at Le Beau Chateau, 140 Dan’s Highway, New Canaan, CT. Daily admission to the show is $30.00, $40.00 for  lecture attendance.  A $5.00 discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Opening night reception benefit tickets are $175.00. For information and tickets, contact 203-966-4634 or www.stonc.org.

Charles Pavarini's sketch for his table top inspired by A Little Night Music

Priscilla Potenza's sketch, Hairspray

HAIR vignette by Ladd Design

Jeckyll and Hyde vignette by Randall Tarasuk

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