2018 Applause! Gala

Guests at Phoenix Theatre fundraiser treated to one-of-a-kind show

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.

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX THEATRE

Chris Watts and Lauren Smith

Cheralee and Dennis Robbins; Gary Jackson and Oscar De las salas

Donny Peper and Toby Kidd

Flower and Jim Manley; Jamie Hormel and Christopher Gross

Graham Ensign and Lisa Senese

Nancy Hanley and Ron Eriksson

Jill and George Garcia

Jonathan and Yessenia Atwood, Caleb Reese, Jennifer Grisham-Dobbs, and Robert and Carina Warner


Kari Yatkowski, Nan Howlett, Jean Marley, McKenna Wesley, Susie Wesley and Abby Leadon

Stephen Hardy and Addison Crawford

Outdoor seating by Glamour and Woods

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