If your fantasies occasionally run to replacing Laura in Luke's arms on the soaper "General Hospital," then you should attend Repertory Dance Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala and Fantasy Auction Saturday, April 6, at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom.
Tony Geary will be auctioning a day on the set behind the scenes of "General Hospital," with the heart-throb himself as your host and guide. The fantasy comes complete with round-trip airline tickets for two to Los Angeles.But Geary, a former Utahn, has other wondrous prizes to auction. There will be a sailing weekend aboard a sailboat off the California coast that features luxurious private staterooms and gourmet meals prepared on board. A weekend at the Hawk Watch International Goshute Migration Research site will offer the chance to study some of the world's most beautiful birds alongside noted scientists.
Ever dreamed about being the lead singer in a band? Win a fantasy gig with the bluegrass band Somewhat Faithful, and you'll be crooning into a microphone for five songs during a Salt Lake performance. Other delights include a Western trail ride with storyteller Aunt La Vaun, and a barbecue to boot. There is a beauty package from David Anthony Sargeant Salon, original artwork from some of Salt Lake City's finest artists and ethnic Indian cuisine cooking classes by Kiran Amemebal of India Unlimited. A silent auction will offer chances for an afternoon at Skin Care World, a white-water rafting trip with Holiday River Expeditions, a Cowboy Poetry package to the famous festival in Elko, Nev., and a fitness package from Body Tech.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and bidding for the silent auction items displayed around the Marriott ballroom. Dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the auction. The Mark Chaney Trio will provide dancing music for the guests. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling 581-6702.