On Broadway 2015
Diablo Regional Arts Association raises $350,000 with black-tie bash at the Lesher Center for the Arts
Performing arts fans celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek at Diablo Regional Arts Association's On Broadway gala. The black-tie bash brought in $350,000 (a new record for the event), as guests partied all night during a tented dinner and auction on Locust Street. Young Rep alum turned Broad way star Alysha Umphress entertained the partygoers, and 1980s cover band Tainted Love kept the crowd dancing until late in the evening.
Top auction items included tickets to the Grammy Awards, including an invitation to the celebrity-filled after party, a rooftop party at the soon-to-open Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, a Party for the Arts at Va de Vi restaurant, and a walk-on role in an upcoming performance of Rock of Ages.