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Sneaker Fashion and Talented Students Take the Spotlight at New Fort Worth Fundraiser — This Sneaker Soiree Creates Buzz

It's The Shoes — and Much More

BY // 02.24.23
photography Ellman Photography

Supporters of Fort Worth live theater turned out to support a new nonprofit at the first annual Sneaker Soiree Cabaret. Party goers dressed up their favorite fashion sneakers and enjoyed dinner, drinks and Broadway show tunes.

Performances featured the talented students of Spotlight Cast & Crew who took the stage and impressed with selections from recent and upcoming productions.

The 4 Eleven warehouse event space on South Main provided the perfect setting for a casual yet upscale soiree. Event chair Paige Pate greeted guests sporting sparkling silver sneakers from Golden Goose. Supporters also arrived in footwear by iconic brands that ranged from Nike to Gucci. Additionally, festive centerpieces from Flowers on the Square incorporated colorful Chuck Taylors into gorgeous, bright table arrangements.

Kelly Ann McCarthy and Karen Hoffman enjoyed the Sneaker Soiree Cabaret in Fort Worth. (Photo by Ellman Photography)
Kelly Ann McCarthy and Karen Hoffman enjoyed the Sneaker Soiree Cabaret in Fort Worth. (Photo by Ellman Photography)

Local businesses joined in the fun too. Popular raffle packages featured donations from top Fort Worth stores You are Here and Neiman Marcus. Another much-desired package included His and Hers Sneakers from Dallas native Nicole Mussleman’s 33.9 brand.

Spotlight Cast & Crew Students Steal the Show

Without question, the highlight of the evening happened when Spotlight Cast & Crew students demonstrated the power of the mission by showcasing their musical and vocal talent. As partygoers enjoyed a delicious catered dinner by City Kitchen, vocalists Madeleine Yarbrough, Maclaine Smith and Georgia Stumbo performed solos.

Brothers and Spotlight Cast & Crew students Frankie Leoni and Rocco Leoni closed out the night as a musical duo. Their upbeat set included covers of Top 40 hits that had everyone dancing and cheering for more.

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Troy Tuomey, Lauri Lawrence, and Lynsey Shilling took part in the Sneaker Soiree Cabaret in Fort Worth. (Photo by Ellman Photography)
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Spotlight Cast & Crew co-founders Joe Westermann and Melodee Halbach created the organization to provide a safe creative outlet for high school theater artists. The organization is now in its third year. And each year, students from around the Dallas-Fort Worth region come together to collaborate on an annual theatrical production with no tuition cost.

This year’s Spotlight Cast & Crew production is dubbed Chicago: Teen Edition. It will take place June 23 and 24 at the Scott Theater at Fort Worth Country Day. For ticket information, go here.

PC Seen: Joanna Latham, Eddie Lesok, Ann Lesok, Michelle Marlow, Brook and Whistle Whitworth, Cathy and Hal Sewell, Teresa Newton, Jenny and Steve Westermann, Dennis and Pinki Meals, and Janet Bishop

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