July 29, 2023, 6 PM
at Gateway Playhouse
Honoring Diane Giattino
Diane has been a founding member of The Gateway’s Board of Directors and a true beacon of light to the organization. She is the founder of Stage Door School of Dance of Patchogue, The Gateway's official dance studio partner.
Food, Fun, Cocktails, Auctions, and Entertainment!
Special guest performance by Nick Sanchez of Broadway's Hamilton

an exclusive appearance by two-time Olympic medalist, Nancy Kerrigan
a sneak peek of the Long Island premiere of Jersey Boys!

  • 6:00 PM - Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 PM - On-Stage Presentation
  • 8:00 PM - Dinner Buffet from Local Favorites
  • 9:15 PM - Dessert and Dancing
  • Fabulous silent auctions all night long with a GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE: LAS VEGAS GETAWAY! Includes 3 nights at the Venetian Las Vegas, $300 Venetian Food Voucher, Gondola Ride at the Venetian and a pair of VIP Experience tickets to America’s Got Talent presents Superstars Live at The Luxor Hotel.

Shake the Shore is a night to come together to support Long Island’s longest legacy of professional theater. The Gateway strives to enrich a wide range of communities with quality theatrical experiences through diverse arts and entertainment as well as educational and scholarship programs through The Gateway School For The Performing Arts. Please join us for this important night as ticket sales alone do not sustain Gateway's large and important operation.

Purchase information:
  • Early Bird (through June 16) - $150 per person
  • In Advance after June 16 - $175 per person
  • Day of the Event - $200 per person



Diane began her career in the arts at the age of 8 performing on national television as a featured dancer on The Merry Mailman Show, and she went on to play such wonderful characters as Anita in West Side Story and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. She discovered her passion for teaching dance nearly five decades ago while creating and heading a theater program for special needs children in New York City.

Upon moving to Long Island, her love for dance and the theatre motivated her to found her own dance studio, which she expanded and developed into one of the foremost studios in Suffolk County, Stage Door School of Dance. She is well known as a choreographer as well, having worked on over 100 productions in the New York metro area, and her students continue her legacy by dancing on Broadway and as members of the Radio City Rockettes.

As a founding member of the Brookhaven Theater Dance Guild, Diane helped to bring renowned artists like Gwen Verdon, Mercedes Ellington and Maurice Hines to the next generation of dancers in Suffolk County. After being a proud patron and supporter of the Gateway Playhouse for over 40 years, Diane is thrilled to be part of the Executive board helping to create the best theatre on Long Island.

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