Hundreds of bottles of wine from around the world, some for tasting and others for bidding, lined the room as music by classic guitarist Peter Baime set the tone. Dancers from the Bailando Latin Dance Company led several brave couples including Jeff and Sarah Frank, Margarete and David Harvey, Sheri and Todd Adams and others in a lively tango demonstration. An authentic Argentine Tango performance by the Bailando dancers followed.
|Sheri and Todd Adams|
|Margarete and David Harvey|
|Jane Kramer and Dan Nelson|
In just its second year, First Stage’s Wine Dinner surpassed attendance and revenue goals with 100 oenophiles in attendance and over $32,000 raised during the evening. All proceeds from this event support First Stage’s mission of transforming lives through theater, providing valuable financial support for First Stage’s enriching theater productions and education programs.
|Liz and Joe Kovrigin|
Kathleen and Robert Anger, Amy and Bob Arzbaecher, Babboni Photography, Bailando Latin Dance Company, Libby and Jon Baranko, Beans & Barley, Heidi and Greg Borca, Janelle Carter – The Cork Chronicles, Cathy and Mario Costantini – La Lune Collection, Charro, Cocina DeLeon – Jan and Linda Mulholland, Donna and Joel Nettesheim, First Stage, Florentine Opera Company, Mary and Rob Goodman, Italian Community Center, Kohler Co., Dr. George J. Korkos – Rujuva Skin Care, Julia and Chef David Magnasco, Ken Mater, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Meaghan Morrissey, Donna and Joel Nettesheim, Oconomowoc Arts Center, William Raasch, Janet and Gregory Schmeling, Soaps & Scents – Mayfair Mall, Sarah Timmer, The University Club, Eileen and Andrew Weltcheff.
For more photos of this event by M Magazine photographer Matt Haas, click here.