SIDNEY — Raise the Roof for the Arts will host its second annual “Puttin’ on the Glitz” a champagne luncheon and fashion show Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at the Shelby Oaks Banquet Facility. The events honorary guest will be Gina Handy Minyard, an actor, director and co-founder of Magnolia Theatre Company.
Handy Minyard is a Dayton based actor, teacher, playwright, producer, and choreographer. Currently, Gina is the theatre magnet director at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio. Regional credits include the world premiere of “26 Pebbles,” “Sweeney Todd” (Human Race Theatre Company), “The Full Monty” (Short North Stage and Human Race Theatre Company), “The Book of Merman”, which is a Theatre Roundtable Nominee (Evolution Theatre Company), “Sunset Blvd.” (Short North Stage), “Parallel Lives” and “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” (Magnolia Theatre Company), “Motherhood the Musical- Philadelphia” (GFourProductions), “Anything Goes” and “Nunsense” (Arizona Broadway Theatre), “Company,” “The Full Monty,” “Les Miserables,” “How the Other Half Loves,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “I Love A Piano” (Phoenix Theatre), “42nd Street” and “Swing!” (Little Theatre on the Square), “Seussical- AriZoni,” a winner for best supporting actress,” The Secret Garden,” “Petite Rouge” (Childsplay), and the national tours of “A Christmas Carol” and “Tomas and the Library Lady.”
She was a featured singer on Renaissance Cruise Line and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. As a teaching artist, Handy Minyard was a part of the inaugural Teaching Artists Training Program at Lincoln Center Education. She has designed and taught programming for schools across the country based in devising, musical theatre, yoga, and acting. Locally, she has taught for Sinclair Community College, Town Hall Theatre, Columbus Children’s Theatre, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Handy Minyard holds a BFA Musical Theatre from Mars Hill University, and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. She is the Founding Artistic Director of Magnolia Theatre Company; a theatre that produces shows with strong female characters.
Puttin’ on the Glitz will be an exquisite afternoon of fashions modeled by local celebrities including: Melissa Armstrong, Wilson Health, Marsha Hinsch, community volunteer, Cari Beth Noah and Abby (daughter), Jackson Center Schools, Natalie Stewart and Linden (daughter), Sidney City Schools, Alissa Giese and Reed (son), Anesthetist Specialist, Colleen Schmitt, community volunteer, Beth Roe, Reality 2000 Group, and Julie Covault, Wilson Health. These ladies will be sporting ensembles from Allison’s Custom Jewelry, Nitza’s of Lima, Youniques of Greenville and Silver Linings of Downtown Sidney.
Community Leaders will be suited up serving champagne from 1:00-1:30 followed by a delectable masterpiece by Chef Michael Jannides, Spot Catering. Complementing the fashions will be an array of raffles from local supporting businesses and new this year, a wine pull.
All proceeds from Puttin’ on the Glitz will be used to support the current revitalization of the Historic Sidney Theatre.
Paid reservation are now open to the public, cost is $35. To place your reservation go online to www.sidneytheatre.com or by stop by the theatre office at 120B W Poplar Street (East Storefront).
For more information call Sarah Barr, executive director at 937-498-1921.