TheaterWorks Annual Gala Returns! We are sold out for 2023!

We hope you can join us on Saturday, March 18, 2023 for a charming evening presented by Thom and Shelley Gyder. All activities will support TheaterWorks vital community programming. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and Parisian entertainment.
We will then gather to honor Constance W. McMillin for her long-time support and dedication to the organization and enjoy a one-night only performance by TheaterWorks. The evening concludes with a party under a beautiful tent with cuisine from Jennifer’s Catering featuring Parisian sweet treats.

Attire: Parisian Cocktail Attire (Creativity Welcome!)
Check out our Pinterest Board for attire ideas

Please note: the outdoor portion of the evening will take place under a tent on the grass of Osuna Park.

Ticket Options

Table for 8 at the Gala, Quarter-page ad in evening’s program, logo/name on all materials (except invitations), feature on website, 4 tickets to any TheaterWorks production in the calendar year.

Table for 10 at the Gala, Quarter-page ad in evening’s program, logo/name on all materials (except invitations), social media mention, feature on website, 8 tickets to any TheaterWorks production in the calendar year.

Only four available. Table for 10 at the Gala, half-page ad in evening’s program, logo/name on all materials (except invitations), social media mention, feature on website, 14 tickets to any TheaterWorks production in the calendar year.

Only two available. Table for 10 at the Gala, event space naming rights, half-page ad in evening’s program, logo/name on all materials (except invitations), social media mention, feature on website, 20 tickets to any TheaterWorks production in the calendar year.

Only one available. Table for 10 at the Gala, event space naming rights, full-page ad in evening’s program, logo/name on all materials (except invitations), social media mention, feature on website, 30 tickets to any TheaterWorks production in the calendar year.

To purchase a sponsorship or reserve over the phone, please contact our Development Department at 623-815-1791 x 2021 or email awatkins@theaterworks.org.

Event Details

Location:

Theater Works

10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria, AZ 85345

Evening Schedule:

5:30pm – Doors open, Complimentary Valet available
• Photo opportunity

6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

• Silent Auction

• Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails at our hosted bar (2 signature cocktails plus wine)

• Champagne wall

• Parisian entertainment and live music by Mario & Carly

7:00pm – Live Performance
• Special Theater Works Performance
• Live Auction

8:00pm – Party in Osuna Park 
• 
Buffet meal from Jennifer’s Catering (menu below)

• Dancing in our beautiful tent
• Live entertainment by Mario & Carly followed by a DJ (TBD)

About This Year's Honoree, Constance W. McMillin

Theater Works is proud to honor Constance W. McMillin (Connie) for her year’s of service to the organization. Connie is a consistent supporter, advocate and strong voice for the theater in the community whose relationship with Theater Works began in the early 1990s.

“Connie is an essential part of the Theater Works family and her dedication, commitment and enthusiasm for all things Theater Works is incredible,” Chris Hamby, Executive Director of Theater Works, said. “We are humbled by her philanthropy and generosity, and it is with respect and pride that we honor her this year.”

McMillin is a fixture in the West Valley Arts community and has served on the Theater Works board of directors, sponsored numerous productions and was a major supporter of a capital campaign for the home of Theater Works, The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, where the McMillin Theater bears her name. McMillin is a Board Member and volunteer with the West Valley Art Museum and has been honored for her philanthropy by the AriZoni Awards and has been twice nominated for the Governor’s Arts Awards.

Jennifer’s Catering Menu

Passed Appetizer

  • Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin (GF)
  • Mini Croque Monsieur (V)
  • Smoked Trout on Persian Cucumber (GF)
  • Pecan Dusted Goat Cheese-Cranberry Truffle (GF, V)

Dinner Buffet

  • Boeuf Bourguignon (GF)
  • Chicken Fricassee
  • Classic Whipped Potatoes (V, GF)
  • Roasted Tomatoes (V, GF)
  • Provencal Haricot Vert (French green beans) (V, GF)
  • Mesclun Field Green Salad (V)

Dessert

  • Classic Creme Puff
  • Callebaut Chocolate Mousse (GF)
  • Mini Tangy Lemon Bars
  • Macarons

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegetarian

If you are vegan or need additional dietary restrictions please email awatkins@theaterworks.org to discuss additional options.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Thom and Shelley Gyder

 
1st Bank
Accurate Signs
Bell Bank
City of Peoria – Vicki Hunt
Constance W. McMillin Trust
Councilmember Jennifer Crawford
Dan Kammrath
Desert Diamond Casinos
EverVest Financial
Thom & Shelley Gyder