Hall of Famers Billie Jo and Judd Herberger

Proceeds from event to benefit Wolf Trap program

The Herberger Theater Center inducted Billie Jo and Judd Herberger into its Performing and Broadcast Arts Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. Approximately 160 guests attended the event, which included a backstage cocktail reception, dinner on Center Stage and entertainment by We3. Mayor Kate Gallego opened the program, which was highlighted by a video produced by Quantum Leap Productions and the unveiling of a bronze sculpture.

The Herberger Theater Center started the Performing and Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2000 to honor an Arizona native or resident who has achieved national or international acclaim in the field of performing arts and/or broadcast communications. The Herbergers join names such as Hugh Downs, Pat McMahon, Leslie Nielson and Alice Cooper in receiving the honor. The first inductees were Judd Herberger’s parents, bringing the honor full circle within the family.

Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Wolf Trap program, a performance residency and arts field trip program targeting preschool and Head Start children from low-income communities.

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