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. 

View Gala Photos by Gary Ng: Click Here

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. 

Prezza and Tonno’s Anthony Cataurano & Neal Maver

Muffy White Organizing & Styling

Duckworth’s Bistrot

The Well

Cape Ann Power Yoga

West End Salon

Jenn Brooks

Sage Floral Studio

Turners Seafood Gloucester Market

Rock, Paddle, Surf Kayak Coaching (aka Salem Kayak)

Maritime Gloucester 

Schooner Ardelle 

Beauport Hotel 

Again & Again Sailcloth Bags

Catering by Timothy S. Hopkins

Gala Committee

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 

Production Staff

Joe Short, GSC Production Manager

Alexis Rappaport, GSC Production Management Apprentice

Olivia Paluzzi, GSC  Stage Management Apprentice

Thank you to all our sponsors












Individual Sponsors



Robert Boulrice 

Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara 

Eve & Philip Cutter 

Sally Jackson

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

Fern Miller 

Curt Siebert & Kathrin Rueda

Susan & William Wagner