The 2018 Applause! Gala to benefit Phoenix Theatre was an indoor-outdoor affair, celebrating the contributions of this year’s honorees on Oct. 20.
The 2018 honorees included The Charro Foundation, Pope Humanitarian Award; Susie Wesley, Woman Who Cares; Char Hubble, Woman Who Cares; Reed Glick, Man of Character; and Jennifer Bohnert, Angel of the Art. A special Award of Excellence was presented to Michael Barnard, producing artistic director, for 20 years of artistic achievement at Phoenix Theatre.
Guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind stage show, dramatic design by Glamour & Woods, dinner from M Catering by Michael’s and dancing under the stars to the sounds of the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra.
Vicki Marce and Jill Garcia co-chaired the gala. The evening raised more than $440,000 to support Phoenix Theatre’s programming, both on and off the stage, including Partners That Heal and Summer Theatre Camp.
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