Kudos must also be offered to the three judges. Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann had better watch out inasmuch as their jobs could be in jeopardy. Christina Lyon, David MacInnis and Leigh Steinberg could not have been more charming, offering both positive and humorous critiques following each number.
The evening began with a cocktail reception in the grand foyer of The Grove. Event committee members enjoying a well-deserved glass of bubbly included Karen Treaccar, Diana Thomas, Kimberly Feinberg, Mimi Barker and Marie-France Lefebvre.
Show producers Michael Anderson and Christopher Sepulveda were scrambling backstage with last-minute details as major underwriters arrived, including Mary Lynn and John Rallis, Sue and Dan Guggenheim, Jill and Bruce Ayres, Don Ayres Jr., Julia and George Argyros, Heidi Cortese, Janet Curci, Jan and James Murar, Mary and Peter Ree and Barbara Roberts.