The Long Wharf in Sag Harbor was laden with extra security detail Saturday at the Bay Street Theatre’s Rock the Dock Benefit where True Blood Actor Chris Bauer (who plays sheriff Andrew “Andy” Bellefleur) walked the red with other on screen stars like Broadway actress Mercedes Ruehl, Tony award winner Lillias White, Sopranos star Aida Turturro and playwright of Bay Street’s current running play MEN’S LIVE Joe Pintauro.
Held annually, The Bay Street waterfront benefit is the theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the success of their year round programs depends on funds raised from tickets sales and the live auction that concludes the evening. Artistic Director Murphy Davis was this years auction “officiator” while guests bid on everything from a walk on role in BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES, a crazy luxurious St. Bart’s vacation provided by Wimco Villas, VIP Yankees tickets, golf with Richard Kind a catered cocktail party for 25, and a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo.
No benefit would be complete without snagging a giftbag on the way out, this years gift bags included items from L’Oreal, Colgate/Palmolive, Dirty Blonde Cocktails, and Bai by Snapple among others gifts.
We can’t thank Bay Street enough for having us out and we wish them much success with the rest of their season and into next year!