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30th Anniversary Gala

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

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THE FUTURE IS NOW at Two River Theater!

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate three decades of producing great American theater.

Two River Theater is more committed than ever to bringing theater to our community and beyond. We are honored to have your support as we continue to push boundaries and innovate. Your presence at this year’s gala will help ensure we remain a dynamic cultural destination for generations to come. We can’t wait to share it with you!

For more information on tickets and sponsorship packages, please contact Thomas Dougherty at or 732.345.1400 x 1806.

Artist Bio

Andrew Polec

ANDREW POLEC West End: Strat in Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum, Dominion Theatre; The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award). Off-Broadway: The Beautiful Lady (La Mama), The Fantasticks (Theatre Center). Regional: The Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hair (Broadway World Award), Crime and Punishment A Comedy (Old Globe), Legacy of Love (Bucks County Playhouse), The General from America (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Ivanov, A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company), Where the Wild Things Are (Providence Fringe Festival). Film/Television: “Katy Keene,” “Prodigal Son.” Recordings: “Disillusioned Funk.” Other: Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Artist, 2021 First Prize Winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition. Education: B.A.s in English, Music from University of Rochester, M.F.A. in Theatre from Brown University. @andrewpolec



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Event Underwriter  —  $10,000 SOLD OUT
Dinner Underwriter  — $7,500 SOLD OUT
Entertainment Underwriter  —  $5,000 SOLD OUT
Program and Auction Underwriter  — $5,000 SOLD OUT
Cocktail Reception Underwriter  —  $3,500 SOLD OUT
Décor Underwriter  —  $2,500 SOLD OUT
Valet Underwriter  — $1,500 SOLD OUT
Photobooth Underwriter $1,000 SOLD OUT


For your tax records, please note this underwriting contribution is fully tax-deductible as no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.


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Outside Back Cover$2,000 SOLD OUT
Inside Front Cover$1,500 SOLD OUT
Inside Back Cover$1,500 SOLD OUT
Full Page Color$725  SOLD OUT
Half Page Color$500 SOLD OUT
Quarter Page Color$300 SOLD OUT
Shout-Out (2 lines, no logo)$150 SOLD OUT

If you have purchased a Sponsorship, the deadline to place an Ad, as part of your benefits, has passed. If you have any questions regarding Ad Journals or your purchase, please email

Three Cheers to our Generous Sponsors

This list is as of May 1, 2024.


Joan Rechnitz



Elizabeth, Myles, and Kevin Columbo



The Kroon Family

Roberts & Holland LLP


Marilyn and Robert Broege

The Honorable Edward J. McKenna, Jr.


Delisha Grant

Barbara and Joseph Hollander

Samuel Huber and Catherine Weiss

Shirley and Robert Neff

JP Nicolaides and The Honorable Ed Zipprich

Lauren Nicosia

Anne Marie Schultz

Cathy Pugliese-Sivo and Tom Sivo


Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Patricia Cheslock

Farah del Pilar and Tony Lau

Jersey Coast Family Law

Nora and Kenny King (2)

John and Robin Klein

Brian and Joanna Leddin

Suzanne Longley and Guy Gsell

Charles and Theresa Mattina

Nyire Melconian

Bruce Meltzer and Tom McCormack

Paula and Larry Metz

Monmouth County Tourism

Magda and James Muka

Edward Potosnak III

Patricia and Vernon Ralph

Lori and Geoffrey Sadwith

Bruce Sherrill and Robert Cordrey

Maureen Silliman

Kathryne and Richard Singleton

Matthew Sivo

Thomas and Donna Snider

Sodon Electrics

Joanne and Darwin Spears

Lynn and William Spector

Chryssa Yaccarino, Esq. and Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. (Ret.)


Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Barrett, Jr.

Nancy Karpf

Nora and Kenny King

Angela Kluwin

Lauren Nicosia

Cathy Pugliese-Sivo and Tom Sivo

Chryssa Yaccarino, Esq. and Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. (Ret.)


180 Turning Lives Around

Robert and Marie Arbour

Dr. Ann Bagchi

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Barrett, Jr.

Amanda Butterbaugh

Grace Conte

Gayle Dougherty

Jeremy and Sabrina Grunin

Count Basie Center for the Arts

Vincent Mazza

Monmouth County Historical Association

New Jersey Theater Alliance

Sean O’Connell

Jeffrey Roffman and Barbara Befler

Alan Saroff

Julie Saltman

Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Waldman

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County


Gala Co-Chairs

Marilyn and Robert Broege

Joanna and Brian Leddin

Event Committee

Ann Bagchi

Elizabeth and Robert Barrett

Stephanie Giordano

Molly Kroon Jakubecy

Nora and Kenny King

Robin Klein

Kathy and Chuck McQuillan

Paula and Larry Metz

Magda and James Muka

Bridget and Jerry Murphy

J.P. Nicolaides and the Honorable Ed Zipprich

Lauren Nicosia

Tori Sickles O’Brien

Cathy Pugliese-Sivo and Tom Sivo

Patti and Vernon Ralph

Joan Rechnitz

Lynn and William Spector

Mary Carol Stunkel

Dates and tickets

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