On June 10, 2011 the firmament was filled, from horizon-to-horizon, with a brilliant galaxy of Burke celebrity constellations who gathered together to celebrate The Davids! 450 Burke students, alums, faculty, parents, friends and family came from across the country, representing our past, present and future. They appeared in their glowing gowns, tuxes, suits and jeans, for a night of song, dance, stories, film, laughter and tears (but mostly laughter). All to celebrate Burke, the last 12 years of dedicated work and growth by our faculty and staff, and, of course, to honor the retirement of David Shapiro: our very own Oscar winning Buster Keaton, Judy Garland, Cecil B. DeMille, Gloria Swanson, Groucho/Chico/Harpo Marx – we could go on (as could he). But, I’ll be brief:
The night featured:
The Sunset Boulevard Award
And Did We Mention… Celebrities On the Red Carpet
And The David Goes to… Who Else?
There are 100′s more great photos, courtesy of Burke Parent and professional photographer, Lise Metzger, at BurkePix. Go check it out – and find a picture of you or your second most favorite Burke Celebrity.
Thanks to EVERYONE who help create, stage, present and attend The Davids…. (more on this later).
And, in honor of David, Burke and everything that the faculty, staff and students have done over the last 12 years, please give generously to Burke’s future by giving to the David Fund. If you haven’t already, you can make a donation today by clicking here.
Finally, to David, Love Schmendrake: