Seaside Repertory Theatre held its annual fundraising party Tuesday night to thank its current members and supporters for their support and to sign up new members.
The party saw from 75 to 90 people at the event, which featured catered hors d'oeuvres and music on Sea Sabella's balcony by guitarist Forrest Williams.
The theater is currently wrapping up its Mainstage fall performance of "Den of Thieves," directed by and starring the theater's artistic director, Brook Stetler, along with a cast of others.
"We have done a lot of productions for kids, and with this one, we encouraged parents to leave their kids at home," said Stetler. "We have had a good response."
The drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis runs Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and concludes Oct. 20. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door or by calling 231-0733.
The final Play Reading of "Sleuth" will also be next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the theater. Michael Caine starred in this murder mystery on Broadway. Tickets are $10 at the door.
A shortened production of "Tempest" in collaboration with the Ohana Institute will take place Nov. 16 and a reading of poems with the Tesla Academy will be the first weekend of December.
On Dec. 6, "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)" will return to the Rep stage and will run through Dec. 29, with touring performances going out into area school classrooms.
Children's plays will return in mid-March, and Mainstage performances will feature two musicals next year in the spring and summer.
Next year's special events will include collaborating again with the annual Escape to Create visiting artist sabbatical and the Christmas performance of "Every Christmas Story."
"We will have others in addition to the Mainstage productions, but the titles can't be announced yet due to ongoing negotiations," said Stetler.
Stetler has served as the theater's artistic director for three years and has been associated with the theater for five years.