UnGala II Cabaret Au Lapin Agile-Paris (The Agile Rabbit!), a SOLD-OUT benefit for the future Nursing and Health Sciences Building was held on Saturday October 14, 2017. The fantastic fall evening was perfect weather to host two venues for 200 fortunate guests—Paris by Day and Paris by Night in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on Galveston College’s campus. By definition, an UnGala breaks all the rules from dress, to food, and entertainment!
This was Music Box Theater’s third trip to the Island for the College. And once again, The Music Box Theater-Houston stars regaled everyone with their professional score and script about Galveston. This time as a “Port of Possibilities-a true cabaret internationale with songs in French, Italian, Spanish, a little German, great talent from Britisher, Sting, American songsters Simon and Garfunkel, as well as classic American musicals such as “South Pacific” and “Fiddler on the Roof” and even a bawdy Irish Sea Shanty. Their repertoire remembered the late Galveston College regent George Black with a loving Hawaiian arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Conference Center generously underwrote the evening’s catered affair with tantalizing haute cuisine from Shearn’s Prime Steaks and Seafood and created the Shearn’s No Regrets signature cocktail and No Bunny’s Fool signature mocktail. The “Galerie d ’Lulu Benavidez” showed seven sensational paintings in several mediums for sale with 50% of the sale price going to the upcoming Nursing and Health Sciences building.
Co-Chairs Sherry Black, Charli & Jim Rohack, with Karen Flowers and Ted Shook set the tone for what was truly another feather in the College’s cap for an unusual and thoroughly professional event.