Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Awakening at Le Beau Chateau

I am so so excited I was invited to attend the designer preview cocktail party for Spring Awakening at Le Beau Chateau in New Canaan, CT this Wednesday night!

Whenever I get invited to these type of designer events I must say, it makes me feel...well, for lack of a better word, cool! I know that sounds cheesy but it feels good to be recognized in the industry I guess :) I'm sure tons and tons of people are invited, but I just feel fortunate to be one of them.

I can't wait to see who's there, and meet talented designers from the area!

From Broadway performers and celebrated designers to a historic mansion unseen for 57 years, the cast of this May’s Spring Awakening Benefit for the Summer Theater of New Canaan is rich with inspiration from the walks of theatre, history, and interior design. This unique event promises to be the region’s most colorful and entertaining, with live entertainment from special guest Broadway and regional theatre performers, authors and fantastic Broadway-inspired tablescapes.

The Designers:

More than twenty designers from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Westchester County will create table vignettes inspired by a chosen Broadway musical, and a special garden boutique.

Barbara Bell - Mame

Barbara Ostrom - I Do, I Do

Catherine Cleare - On Golden Pond

Charles Pavarini III - A Little Night Music

Connie Beale - The King And I

Courtney Mason - Funny Face

Debare Saunders & Ronald Mayne - The Little Mermaid

Gerald Tolomeo - Flower Drum Song

Harry Heissmann - Spring Awakening

Irwin Feld - Breakfast At Tiffany's

J. Randall Tarasuk - Jeckyll & Hyde

Olga Adler - The Lion King

Ondine Karady - Next To Normal

Patty Tomasetti - Bye Bye Birdie

Peter Lentz - A Secret Garden

Priscilla Potenza - Hairspray

Stephanie Ladd Koch And Christine Dahl - Hair

Susan Anthony - Barefoot In The Park

Trevor LaMarche - Behive

Le Beau Chateau – The Center Stage

For the first time in 57 years, this gracious 22-room mansion set on 52 acres will come alive as the stage on which design and the arts come together to inspire, inform and entertain. Its history is as magnificent as its grandeur. The home has been unfurnished and unoccupied since its current owner Hugette Clarke purchased it in 1952. A descendent of the 19th century copper magnate William Clarke, Hugette never moved into the Le Beau Chateau, leaving this magnificent estate in the dark for decades. The home was originally built in 1937 by a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and designed by New York’s renowned architectural firm Vroohes, Gmelin and Walker. Designed as an authentic French manor house, it is a legacy of the grandeur of a bygone era and one of the last great estates in Fairfield County. It features a grand staircase, 11 fireplaces, 13 foot ceilings, herringbone floors and an expansive property that includes a forest, streams and brooks.
**I will be taking tons of pics and can not wait to share them with all of you!**


  1. Great post! Please check out my Lion King tabletop while you are there. :-)

  2. That's because you are cool!! I'm excited about the event being here in Fairfield County,Lots of great design here in CT. Look forward to finally meeting you in the flesh. The entire weekend will be packed with fun lectures, viewing and a garden boutique too!