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Welcome Spring with New Orleans style!

Join the B. Someday crew, friends and sponsors for the second annual annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, April 10, 2009, from 7pm to 11pm at The Angler Movement Arts Center, 1550 E Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125. We invite you to join us for an evening of music and magnolias, hosted by radio personality Eric Herr, dancing to music by New Orleans blues band New Pony, victuals, beverages and auction items from local artisans and businesses, all to benefit Fishtown/Kensington’s only resident non-profit theatre company.

You’ve put on your crisp spring semi-formal clothes, but you’re ready to take off your shoes to dance. You’ll enter through ancient gates to a courtyard with a sculpture installation of buoyant dancers. Your senses are piqued as the verdant garden gives way to the open doors of a warehouse-turned-studio, resplendent in colors of hyacinth and bougainvillea. The smell of smoked barbecue from Johnny Brenda’s arouses your appetite,  and the music of New Orleans blues band New Pony gets your heart racing.  Join us as we celebrate another year of great entertainment by Fishtown’s only resident theatre company.

Your host, Eric Herr, is a staple of radio throughout the Delaware Valley, including WHYY, WRTI and KYW. New Pony is known throughout the greater Philadelphia area as practitioners of classic southern blues music. Bid on gifts from area businesses and local artists.  Johnny Brenda’s prides themselves on using fresh ingredients from local farmers and patient cooking.  You’ll taste the difference. All this will take place at The Angler Movement Arts Center. It’s a perfect night to celebrate the return of Spring. All proceeds from this gala benefit the programs of Walking Fish Theatre and B. Someday Productions. This event is made possible through the generous support of Eagle One Federal Credit Union.

Tickets are $60 per individual and $90 per couple.  Dress is semi-formal. You can always purchase tickets for our events at www.walkingfishtheatre.com, or by calling 215-427-WALK. There’s never a handling fee.  Come celebrate with us!

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Fathoms of fun at our Gala on the Sea!

Oh, what a night!

It’s great to have good times that remind you who your friends are.  The Walking Fish Theatre Gala On The Sea was not only a great party, but a tremendous outpouring of support from our friends and sponsors.

It couldn’t have happened without all the local businesses that supported us. The food at our Gala was a treasure trove of delicacies. Sweet and savory treats were donated by Las Cazuelas, Hot Potato Cafe, Johnny Brenda’s, Bistro Juliana, Otolith Sustainable Seafood, Cornerstone Market & Produce, International Food Distributors, Port Richmond Thriftway, Stock’s Bakery, EKTA Indian Cuisine, Quince Fine Food and Wegman’s Food Market.

We weren’t able to capture photos of everyone, but here’s a few. If you attended the Gala and got any great pictures you’d like to share, please let us know!

The Dan Ramos Trio provided Latin dance music that had everyone feeling good. Katharine Livingston provided a thrilling chair dance and the Rigor Mortis Revue performed grim comedy from the darkest depths.  What an unequaled night of merriment, and we can’t thank you enough for sharing it with us.

Finally, we’d like to congratulate the winner of our season-long Scooter Raffle. The winner of the Kinetic TFR Moped from G-Team Racing is William J. McKeon III. Congratulations, Bill! Long may you ride!

Sonja Bingham, with ocean eyes to die for, mixing up a Shipwreck.

Sonja Bingham, with ocean eyes to die for, mixing up a Shipwreck.

Fish Supporter Dana Fite and volunteer Cate Kingmill conceal a mermaid from the camera. Maybe you can see her.

Waking Fish Supporter Dana Fite and volunteer Cate Kingsmill conceal a mermaid from the camera. Maybe you can see her.

Sean and Joe's summer jackets lent a Gatsby-esque air to the evening.

Sean and Joe's summer jackets lent a Gatsby-esque air to the evening.

Nick Vicoli gets bussed by Rosie McNamara-Jones. We're such a friendly crowd.

Nick Vicoli gets bussed by Rosie McNamara-Jones.

Steve Kurtz, our Master of Ceremonies. You can hear him on Cruisin' 92.1 FM!

Steve Kurtz, our Master of Ceremonies. You can hear him on Cruisin' 92.1 FM!

Walking Fish supporters Joe and Helen Keller, looking over the auction items.

Walking Fish supporters Joe and Helen Keller, looking over the auction items.

Stan Heleva and Michelle Pauls, proprietors of Walking Fish Theatre and Artistic Directors of B. Someday Productions.

Stan Heleva and Michelle Pauls, proprietors of Walking Fish Theatre and Artistic Directors of B. Someday Productions.