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Desert Stages Theatre Annual Gala and Silent Auction
04.06.2013 06.30PM
Desery Stages Theatre - Scottsdale
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Desert Stages Theatre Annual Gala and Silent Auction
‘Pink, Black & Blonde: A Pink Carpet Event’

Sat., April 6, 6:30pm – 10pm
Tickets at DesertStages.org

Desert Stages Theatre’s Eighth Annual Gala and Silent Auction features the fabulous Pink, Black & Blonde: A Pink Carpet Event Sat., April 6, 6:30 pm – an important night of fundraising and entertainment with a goal to raise more than $60,000.

The annual gala plays an essential role in the success of the theatre and serves as the year’s largest fundraiser for the Scottsdale nonprofit founded in 1995.

Pink, Black & Blonde kicks off at Desert Stages Theatre with live entertainment, dancing, a casino room and delicious food and drink.

Desert Stages Theatre continues as a thriving non-profit community asset, working even harder to maintain arts programs and a busy year-round theatrical calendar despite a competitive philanthropic landscape. Thousands of actors, young and old, have flourished with the help of DST and the numerous classes offered in song, dance, acting, improvisation and more, as well as apprenticeships and theatrical workshops of all kinds. In its mission to build young actors’ confidence and creative skills, DST strives to build a connection between the actor and the audience, yielding an unforgettable experience for theatergoers.

To get involved, patrons of the arts and friends are encouraged to donate to the silent auction, become an event sponsor, purchase a ticket to attend or simply donate $100 toward event proceeds.

Pink, Black & Blonde Silent Auction. Product and service contributions are requested by March 21, to make the silent auction and fundraiser a success. Anything from food and dining or spa and resort, to business services or fashion, to performance arts tickets and more can be donated by completing a form at http://desertstages.org/pdfs/Gala_13_Donation_Letter.pdf.

Pink, Black & Blonde Sponsorships. Several sponsorship opportunities are also available. Donors will enjoy the silent auction, dinner and entertainment while also benefiting Desert Stages Theatre. Sponsor form at: http://desertstages.org/pdfs/Gala_13_Sponsorship_Flyer.pdf.

Donations are tax deductable and will benefit the 2013-14 season for the Mainstage Series, Children’s Theatre Series and Actor’s Café Series productions. Tickets are available online at http://desertstages.org/annual-gala-event.html or by calling the Box Office at 480.483.1664. Tickets are $65 if purchased before March 1 and $75 after.

About Desert Stages Theatre.  A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3), founded in 1995, and presents more than 400 performances every season, from August to July.  Three show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor’s Café Series performed in an intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; the Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive theatre-in-the-round; and the Children’s Theatre Series, also performed in Cullity Hall.  DST also operates a theatrical academy, regularly hosts talent shows (Show Your Stuff), and offers a variety of music, dance and other classes open to the community.  DST is led by cofounder and executive director Laurie Cullity. Additional cofounders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity. Included in each DST season are children’s productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by cofounder Cullity whose works are still relished seven years after his passing. Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, and all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre.