Applause! Raises Over $430K for Phoenix Theatre

Posted By on November 17, 2017
Nearly 400 community members attended the Phoenix Theatre Applause! Gala, raising over $430,000 for the theater’s various programs.
The theater was transformed into Santorini for the evening, offering guests a cocktail reception, plated dinner provided by Herb Box, dancing and more.
Honorees included Bille Joe and Judd Herberger, who received the Pope Humanitarian Award, Nan Howlett, who received the Woman Who Cares Award, Dr. P. David Adelson, who received the Man of Character Award, Jill and George Garcia who received the Angels of the Art Award and Dr. Oliver and Sharon Harper who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Michelle King Robson and Deanna Clarkson Smith chaired the event.
Photos (except those of Paul Johnson, Patty Johnson, Karrin Taylor Robson and Ed Robson and Lise Harper and Christy Harp) by Reg Madison Photography.
  • Wally Henkel, Martha Martin, and Michael Barnard
  • Sharon and Dr. Oliver Harper
  • Paul Johnson, Patty Johnson, Karrin Taylor Robson and Ed Robson
  • Nan and C.A. Howlett
  • Missi Harrington and DeeDee Vecchione
  • Michelle King Robson and Michael Barnard
  • Michael Dobbs and Caleb Reese
  • Martha Martin, Nancy Hanley, and Lynne Love being arrested by Applause! Gala Performers
  • Lise Harper and Christy Harp
  • Jill and George Garcia - Angels of the Art Award_preview
  • Jennifer and Jason Kush
  • Janet and Larry Read
  • Christopher Gross and Guests
  • Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines and Ira Gaines
  • Char Hubble, Lynne Love, and Guest
  • Billie Jo Herberger and Dr. P. David Adelson
  • Billie Jo and Judd Herberger - Pope Humanitarian Award
  • Barbara Adelson and Dr. P. David Adelson (3)
  • Applause! Gala Newsies with Robert Machiz
  • Applause! Gala Decor
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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