VYTal Affair

Valley Youth Theatre hosts annual fundraiser at Herberger Theater Center

Valley Youth Theatre held its 20th annual VYTal Affair on Aug. 17 at the Herberger Theater Center. VYTal is the acronym for Valley Youth Theatre Applauds Leadership.

The evening, which included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and a musical performance by the cast of VYT’s 31st Season Opener, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, also honored the 2019 VYTALITY – Valley Youth Theatre Applauds Leadership Impacting Today’s Youth – Awards. The individual recipients were Oscar De las salas and Gary Jackson. Zions Bancorporation/National Bank of Arizona received the corporate award.

VYTal Affair is Valley Youth Theatre’s largest fundraiser of the year, with 92 percent of the money raised going directly to VYT programs.

Andrea Tyler Evans chaired the event. Local personalities Gina Salazar-Hook and John Hook hosted the event, and auctioneer Letitia Frye conducted the live auction. Local dining establishments provided complimentary catering.


Aioli Burger Chef and VYT Alum Tom DAmbrosia; Alexandra Najera and Chad Guzman

Valley Youth Theatre Board of Directors

David Tina and Bennett Curran; Pamela and Tim Keefe

Grace Perry and Micheline Etkin; Bobb and Karol Cooper PHOTO BY MEMORIES BY CANDACE

Joe Chandler, Valley Youth Theatre board president

Patrick and Amy Vance with John Hook and Gina Salazar Hook

Robin and Jerry Bien

Sara and Tatum Dial; Andrea Evans, event chair, and Channing Cooper

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