Saturday, September 12, was a night that the bard would have loved. While the WaterTower Theatre held its Community Cast Party up north of LBJ at WaterTower in Addison, the down-home folks donned their boots, fringe and turquoise for the Moonshine Celebration at the Wyly Theatre.
At the fundraiser for the Dallas Theater Center, patrons who were supporting the full program of the night were looking forward to a reception, a performance of “Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical” and an after-performance dinner/party at Gilley’s.
But the reception took place atop the Wyly’s 10th floor Mark and Barbara Thomas Lemmon Rooftop Terrace. The good news was that it didn’t rain. The not-so-good news was that the sun shone ever-so-brightly. Smart guests or those who didn’t want to feel the brunt of the sun, kept close to the wall’s shade like Diane and Hal Brierly.
While a lot of guests opted for the Dallas casual cool look — blue blazers and sundresses — others like Paige McDaniel and Kasey Hollon with turquoise necklaces, Sara Martineau in silver concho belt plus the turquoise earrings, red-haired Donna Wilhelm sporting red coral earrings and Elle Oberdick in a multi-layered ruffled skirt with leather belt and boots got into the country western mood.
Alas, the evening’s “Oops!” belonged to Rebecca Fletcher. After chatting with DTC’s Kevin Moriarty and Dan Waldmann, she took a step and stayed put. The heel of her gold sparkly shoe had gotten itself wedged between the floor boards. At this point, Rebecca’s shoe and its heel parted company. Gallantly a gentleman stooped down and eventually managed to pull the errant heel from the boards. After a sound pressing by Rebecca, the heel and shoe were back together to party the night away.