La Jolla Playhouse Gala on February 4th
"Come From Away" with La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse's Annual Gala
La Jolla Playhouse's annual gala will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Highlighting the event will be a one-night-only concert presentation of the Playhouse-born, Broadway-bound musical Come From Away.
The musical had its world-premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2015, where it played to overwhelming critical and audience acclaim, winning six San Diego Critics’ Circle Awards. The show then went on to Seattle Repertory Theatre, DC’s Ford’s Theatre and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, breaking box office records in each city. Gala guests will have the rare opportunity to experience this exhilarating production before it starts previews on Broadway on February 18th, 2017. The Come From Away concert will be performed by the Broadway-bound cast, most of whom originated their roles in the world-premiere La Jolla Playhouse production.
The Gala festivities will also entail a special Spotlight Tribute to Artistic Director Christopher Ashley in honor of his ten years of vision and leadership at the Playhouse. The tribute will feature a performance of songs from acclaimed Playhouse productions during Ashley’s tenure, among them Xanadu, Side Show and the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis.
The evening will begin with an exclusive VIP reception for top-tier sponsors and donors, offering a chance to mingle with Playhouse Artistic Director and Come From Away director Christopher Ashley and Come From Away co-creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff. Following the reception will be a sumptuous dinner, during which guests will enjoy the Spotlight Tribute Performance honoring Ashley. After dinner, guests will be treated to the command concert performance of Come From Away. The evening will cap off with the Broadway-Bound Cast Party, where patrons can mix and mingle with the cast of Come From Away. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Playhouse’s Education & Outreach and New Play Development Programs.
For more information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit La Jolla Playhouse.
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