Almost 400 guests attended Phoenix Theatre’s Applause! Gala on Oct. 21 to celebrate the 2017 honorees.
From Producing Artistic Director Michael Barnard’s parody scenes to Herb Box Catering’s inspired dishes, Phoenix Theatre company, staff and their guests dined, laughed and danced well into the evening. One of the evening’s most memorable highlights was when Valley philanthropists Nancy Hanley, Lynne Love and Martha Martin were arrested for being “vertically challenged” in good fun for the Wrigley Mansion Buy-In Party.
Michelle King Robson and Deanna Clarkson Smith co-chaired the evening, which raised more than $430,000 for programming both on the stage and in the community.
2017 Applause! Gala Honorees
Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Pope Humanitarian Award • Nan Howlett, Woman Who Cares Award • Dr. P. David Adelson, Man of Character Award • Jill and George Garcia, Angels of the Art Award • Dr. Oliver and Sharon Harper, Lifetime Achievement Award
PHOTOS BY REG MADISON PHOTOGRAPHY