The Let's Get It On Gala was held Nov. 16 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.
The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium looked like a scene straight out of the 1970s on Nov. 16 for the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 2018 gala.
WBTT decided on a groovy theme for the event, Let’s Get It On, welcoming guests with bell-bottom jeans, hippie-chic prints, disco balls, peace signs and many, many sequins.
The cocktail hour got the party started with drinks, appetizers and good company. Once the program started, Marian Moss, Tomeika Hunter-Koski and Debra Flynt-Garrett spoke before guests were served dinner.
After dinner, Bernard and Lois Watson accepted the Heart & Soul Philanthropy Award, and guests learned about WBTT’s mission from Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, Executive Director Julie Leach and troupe member Tarra Conner Jones.
The live auction by Michael Klauber was upbeat and lively, getting the crowd pumped up for the performance by the group they were all there to support.