We invite you to become a part of the magic


Splash! celebrates 1940’s movie mermaid Esther Williams with a one-night-only artistic swimming extravaganza to benefit GableStage.


The Biltmore

Alhambra Ballroom and Terrace

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

6:00 PM  Exclusive Pre-Reception with Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport (exclusively for sponsors and VIP ticket holders) 

7:00 PM Cocktails & Buffet Dinner Al Fresco

 Aqualillies Performances & Entertainment Throughout the Evening

Attire: Tropical Chic 


Join us for a rarely-seen outdoor spectacle set against the backdrop of the Biltmore’s dazzling pool as we toast GableStage’s record of theatrical excellence, imagination, whimsy, mastery and artistic collaboration.

Splash!—featuring world-renown artistic swimming troupe Aqualillies—will celebrate the organization’s history, the legacy of its late Producing Artistic Director Joe Adler, and the energetic future under new artistic leadership.

*In case of inclement weather, the event will take place indoors.

Presenting Sponsor


David Coulson and Jeannie Etter
Nedra Kalish
Bari Newport and Magnus Stark
Rosalyn and Charles Stuzin
Rick and Myrna Toren



Stephen & Ann Anthony

Jonathan Awner

Carrie Awner

Joanne Bander

Mitchell & Ana Bierman

Brian & Marsha Bilzin

Michael & Carolynn Friedman

Harold & Jill Gaffin

George Haj & Jenna Miller-Haj

Allison Hockman

Richard & Judith Jacobs

Josephine Johnson

Danny & Elaine Katz

Jerry & Janet Kelfer

Mike & Susan Keyes

Lizabeth Knight

Larry Kron & Jessie Wolfson

Sheila Kuhl

David & Roberta Lawrence

David & Renee Lieberman

Norman & Nancy Lipoff

John Lord Jr.

Mark & Jill Meland

Gail Meyers

Lee Osiason

Michael & Mary Ellen Peyton

Larry Rustin & Barbara Levin

Zelda Schebel

Jane Schiff

Marian Segal

Michelle Sherry

Eric Sisser

Gene Sulzberger & Janel Kuhl

Sheila Terens

Co-Presenting Sponsor | $10,000

Tax-deductible: $8,000

Limited availability

Ten (10) VIP Tickets to the event, with access to the exclusive pre-reception
⚪ Complimentary valet parking for all guests
⚪ Premier reserved seating for dinner
⚪ Recognition as “Co-Presenting Sponsor” on all event collaterals
⚪ “Supporter/Donor Spotlight” profile in one (1) e-newsletter
⚪ Opportunity for onsite branding throughout the event
⚪ Opportunity to offer a branded parting gift to all guests (item must be approved by GableStage)
⚪ Verbal recognition from the stage during the event
⚪ One (1) full-page ad in all Playbills during the 2021-22 Season
⚪ Two (2) premium subscriptions to the 2021-22 Season, or 8 individual tickets for productions of your choice

Co-Chair | $5,000

Tax-deductible: $3,000

Sold Out!

⚪ Ten (10) VIP Tickets to the event, with access to the exclusive pre-reception
⚪ Premium reserved seating for dinner
⚪ Recognition as “Co-Chair” on all event collaterals
⚪ One (1) full-page ad in two (2) Playbills during the 2021-22 Season

VIP Ticket | $500

Tax-deductible: $300

Sold Out!

Access for one (1) to the exclusive pre-reception
⚪ Reserved dinner seating for one (1)
⚪ Recognition on all event collateral

General Admission | $300

Tax-deductible: $150

  Dinner for one (1)

Splash! & Save

Enhance your experience and stay at the Biltmore Hotel with 20% off using the promo code THEATRE


About Aqualillies


Recognized as the world’s most glamorous water entertainment company, Aqualillies are reinventing the classic art form for the new millennium. Diving off the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire and The New York Times, the Aqualillies brand has become synonymous with beauty, sophistication, luxury, and style. In front of the camera or at live events for clients such as the Coen Brothers (Hail, Caesar!), Amazon Prime (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Beyoncé, Warner Brothers, Visa, Adidas, and Chanel, Aqualillies inspire audiences with innovative spectacles of romance, athleticism and grace.

Face Mask Requirement

Face masks will be required while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. These policies are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Before you come to GableStage’s events or performances, please check gablestage.org/healthsafety and your email for the latest information.




“Miami was built on a grandiose dream that somehow came true. The Biltmore’s fanciful half-acre pool embodies the infinite possibilities of this city of whimsy. The winter headquarters of the Roaring Twenties, the hotel survived the 1930’s with Busby Berkeley–style aquacades starring Esther Williams; Johnny Weissmuller, in pre-Tarzan days, was a swim coach. By the 1970’s, the derelict Biltmore had become the local version of the hotel in The Shining— over time, both hotel and pool reopened, but every swim remains a dip into myth, enveloped by glittering ghosts.”

Travel + Leisure

For more Information, contact

Karelia Martinez Carbonell

Director of Advancement


P: 305.445.1119