Starfish Gourmet and Wines manager Paul Tsakeres is pulling out all the stops to welcome Broadway to St. John on Monday, February 7, in front of the store from 4 to 6 p.m.
John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn Lewis, Donna Drake, Laura Barnoa and Rhonda Miller kick off two weeks of training St. John students in puppetry, dance and song during this special event.
They will greet the community at a special wine tasting at Starfish Gourmet from 5 to 6 p.m. Stop by the store on the first floor of The Marketplace to sample tantalizing wines and nibble some artisanal cheese and charcuterie pairings.
Begin by sipping some Veuve Cliquot champagne, compliments of Bellows International and then make the way to an incredible offering of Cake Bread Cellar’s Sauvignon Blanc, thanks to West Indies Ltd.
Then get ready for something a little deeper and try the brand new wine being released by Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy Pinot Noir, introduced by Prestige Wine Group. Wrap up the afternoon with a Taylor Floodgate 10 Year Tawny Port, compliments of West Indies Ltd.
The Broadway performers are on island to teach students Tartaglia’s original musical “Dream, Wish, Believe,” which they will perform on Friday, February 18, at the Westin Resort and Villas as a fundraiser for the St. John School of the Arts.
February 7 will also be the first chance for the public to snatch up raffle tickets for a once-in-a-lifetime New York City Broadway experience. Purchase a ticket for $100 — there will only be 200 sold — for a chance to win two round-trip plane tickets to New York City from anywhere in the US (not necessarily from the USVI), three nights at a top mid-town hotel, dinners at two famous Theater District restaurants, a pair of tickets to three Broadway shows plus a backstage tour of one Broadway theater.
St. John School of the Arts officials will also be selling “Angel” performance tickets at the wine tasting. Angel tickets, $200 each, get one into the February 18, 6 p.m. performance of “Dream, Wish, Believe” at the Westin Resort, plus a champagne reception and dinner at one of the island’s best restaurants, like La Tapa, ZoZo’s or Ocean Grill to name just a few.
A second performance of “Dream, Wish, Believe” will follow the first showing at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public, however, donations are welcome.
For more details call St. John School of the Arts at 779-4322.