Applause! Gala Celebrates 100 Years for The Phoenix Theatre Company

Posted By on October 31, 2019
Derek Hough with Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines & Ira Gaines

The Event: Centennial Applause! Gala

The Cause: The Phoenix Theatre Company

Event Co-Chairs: Nan & C.A. Howlett, Maja & John Langbein, Sandy & Mac Magruder

Leading Sponsors: Bob Machiz, Presenting Sponsor / Janet & Larry Read, Producing Sponsors

Event Date: October 19, 2019

Venue: The Phoenix Theatre Company

The Performance: The evening featured an incredible special performance depicting the company’s history through parodied musicals of the decades which was written and produced by Michael Barnard, musically directed by composer Craig Bohmler and emceed by Derek Hough. The talented cast of 16 had the audience having on every word and song.

Dollars raised: Over $1.8 Million

Notable Moment: Richard and Dr. Stacie Stephenson announced a $1 million contribution from the audience in support of the transformation of the current Hormel Theatre into a state-of-the-art 500-seat theatre that will host pre-Broadway plays and musicals in development.

Photo credit: The Phoenix Theatre Company and Timon Harper

Paul & Patty Johnson
John & Maja Langbein
Michael Barnard with Jill & Bert Alanko
Richard & Stacie Stephenson, Oliver Badgio & John Langbein
Jennifer & Jason Kush
Billie Jo & Judd Herberger
Carrie Martz & Jane Christensen
Pat McMahon & Lynn Londen
Jim & Flower Manley
Missi Harrington, Carey Pena & Lynne Love
The Cast of The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 100th Year Celebration
Gala Dinner Setting
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