Join us for an evening of exquisite theater and phenomenal food, supporting Gloucester Stage’s mission of creating live theater this summer.

This fundraising dinner will feature a menu pulled directly from Theresa Rebeck’s Seared script, with support from Timothy Hopkins Catering. Guests who attend the performance beforehand will get to see and experience the story unfold onstage and then be treated to several courses under a dining tent at Windhover Performing Arts Center.

Dinner and a show has never been this easy – or this good! Live music throughout the evening, reserved seating at tables of 6 to keep guests safe, and a live auction featuring fabulous trips across the continent.

Harry stands in the middle of the kitchen. He is alone. Bowls of vegetables, herbs, bottles of oil, ramekins, as well as a huge piece of salmon, surround him.
He starts to chop. Chops a jalapeno, into smaller and smaller pieces. Then shallots, one after another.
In the middle of the process, he turns, pickus up a gorgeous pan. He picks up a bottle of olive oil, drenches the pan in it…


Location: Private Dining Tent at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite Street, Rockport

Seating: The Box Office Welcome Podium will have your table assignment and program when you arrive. Your program includes a bidding number.

Tickets to Seared are sold separately. Enjoy a discount code for a $44 ticket to Seared when you purchase a GALA Dinner Ticket.
Subscribers who would like to use their flex passes to make a reservation can email boxoffice@gloucesterstage.com


Donor recognition & Private table for 6


Donor recognition & Reserved seating for 2

Performance Tickets: $44 per person

Dinner Ticket

$150 per person

For Guests Attending the Performance of Seared:
2:30 – 3:30  Windhover Lobby Opens. Gala Attendees enjoy free drinks at the Beer Garden

3:30 – 5:30  Seared Performance

Guests Attending Seared on another date are invited to join at 5:45pm:
5:45 – 6:30  Cocktails, Passed Hors D’oeuvres, & Live Music featuring Sweet Soul Sounds with Greg Coles

6:30 – 6:45  Seated for Dinner, salad course

6:45 – 7:10  Welcome & Live Auction

7:15 – 7:30  Dinner, main course

7:30 – 7:40  Legacy Award Presentation

7:45 – 8:15  Dessert & Live Music

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Seared Ginger Lemongrass Scallops
Glazed Beef Short Ribs in an Asian Spoon
Artichoke Puffs with Parmesan Aioli

First Course

Baby Summer Greens with Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes & Sherry Vinaigrette
Fresh Rolls

Main Course

Seared Salmon with Onion Chutney and Asparagus
Vegetarian Option: Sage butter Gnocchi

Catering by Timothy Hopkins

Adventure to Alaska for Two!

  • 2 Round-Trip Alaska Airline main cabin vouchers (donated by Alaska Airlines, $1,250 value)
  • 2 Hour Helicopter Flightseeing & Glacier Landing Tour with Alpine Air ($800 value)
  • 2 Night Stay at the Captain Cook Hotel ($700 value)
  • 2 Night Stay at Alyeska Resort ($800 value)
  • 2 Passes to Anchorage Museum
  • $250 Dining Gift Card to Seven Glaciers Restaurant
  • $100 Gift Card to Seward Brewing Company

Sunday River Ski Weekend for Six

  • 2 Night Stay at Sunday River Condo for up to six (donated by Hazel & Ted Watkinson $1,050 value) on January 21-22 or March 4-5. 
  • Up to 6 Lift Tickets at Sunday River (donated by Liz Neumeier, $540 value)
  • Gourmet Hot Chocolate Pack

Boston Downtown Weekday Getaway for Two

  • 2 Night Stay at the Lenox Hotel (donated The Lenox Hotel and The Saunders Family, $1,000 value)
  • 2 Tickets to Lyric Stage Company ($150 value)
  • $200 Gift Card to Atlantic Fish Company
  • Car Service in and out of Boston

Damn Yankees at Boston Red Sox for Two

  • 2 Tickets in Loge Box 32 (donated by Susanna Natti & Alan Willsky, $390 value)
  • Guided Tour of Fenway Park
  • $100 Gift Card to Yard House


One of a Kind Folly Cove Designer Runners

  • 2 One-of-a-kind Blockprint Runners from the historic Cape Ann Folly Cove Designers (donated by Susanna Natti & Alan Willsky, $300+ value)
  • Cape Ann Museum Tote Bag (donated by CAM)
  • Folly Cove Design Historic Cards & Book (donated by CAM)

Dionysus’ Delight

  • Guided Wine Tasting Experience with Sommelier Chelsea Bell (donated by Chelsea Bell, vallue $500)
  • 6 Designer Wine Glasses (value $90)
  • One Month Wine Club Subscription to CruBox 4 Bottles (value $125)
  • Rabbit Electric Corkscrew
  • $50 Cork & Anchor Gift Card
  • Insulated Wine Tote

Interested in Bidding but not able to join in person? Click Here to Submit A Bid in Advance!

Pamela Bynum and Henry Ferrara

Janice and Ted Charles

Generous Gardeners

Carole Shauffer

William Taylor

Pat and Glenn Alto

Tom Burger and Andrée Robert

Garth and Lindsay Greimann

Judith and Harry Hoglander

Middlesex Recovery Group

 Sarah and Larry Oaks



Sarah Oaks, Chair
Mary John Boylan
Judith Hoglander
Elizabeth Neumeier
Bea Waring
Alan Willsky