Gloucester Stage | GALA 2019
40th Anniversary Gala
Friday, July 19th, 2019 | Cape Ann’s Marina Waterfront Pavilion
Gloucester Stage’s 40th Anniversary Gala: In Good Company was a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without every attendee, sponsor, and donor.
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Our guests entered a beautifully decorated tent at Mile Marker One’s Waterfront Pavilion. We highlighted our rich 40-year history with vintage poster displays and memorable performance photos projected on the tent. Mini rooms for our guests to enjoy were set up using set pieces direct from the stage. Setting the tone and capturing the moment, local artist, Loren Doucette worked in the space to create a large pastel painting of the evening.
Robert Walsh, GSC Artistic Director welcomed the crowd and designed a program with world-class entertainment. We were treated to fantastic performances by some of Gloucester Stage favorites-Paul O’Brien, Sandra Shipley, McCaela Donovan, Richard Snee and Tony award winner, Barbara Walsh. Local keyboardist, John Hyde accompanied the cast and played beautiful tunes throughout the evening.
GSC presented its first Legacy Award to Bea and Bayard Waring for their leadership and long-time support of the theater. State Senator Bruce Tarr and Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken presented the Warings with citations.
Auctioneer, Andy Luman and Heidi Dallin, GSC’s media relations and education director led a fun and lively auction of 6 unique lots. Chris Griffith, Interim Managing Director invited donors to support Gloucester Stage’s student matinee program with Hamlet coming to the theater this fall.
Special thanks to all the business owners who donated to the event.
Catering by Timothy S. Hopkins
Mary John Boylan, GSC Board Member
Ryan Cannister, GSC Marketing & Development Apprentice
Donna Dunne, GSC Volunteer
Christopher Griffith, GSC Interim Managing Director
Judith Hoglander, GSC Board Member
Julia Lorello, GSC Digital Marketing Manager
Pauline Miceli, GSC Board Member
Melanie Murray-Brown, GSC Director of Development
Elizabeth Neumeier, GSC Board Member
Sarah Oaks, GSC Board Member & Auction Chair
Robert Walsh, GSC Artistic Director
Bea Waring, GSC Interim President, Advisory Board
Joe Short, GSC Production Manager
Alexis Rappaport, GSC Production Management Apprentice
Olivia Paluzzi, GSC Stage Management Apprentice
Thank you to all our sponsors
Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara
Eve & Philip Cutter
Judith & Harry Hoglander
Mike McCracken & Cynthia Roy
Bonnie & Joel Shelkrot
Tom Burger & Andrée Robert
Janice Cane & Walter Hess
Janice & Ted Charles & Linda
Bob & Barbara Ellis
Barry Gartell & Ruth Shane
Garth & Lindsay Greimann
Paul & Betsey Horovitz
Sigrid & Stephen Lindo
Curt Siebert & Kathrin Rueda
Susan & William Wagner