Take the Stage 2017
It’s your turn to get in on the act.
MON, JUN 5, 2017
Cocktail Reception 6 PM | Dinner 7 PM
Overture Center for the Arts
Take the Stage is an unforgettable evening with star performers – and a celebration of our donors whose generosity supports Overture Center’s valuable programs for the community. The only way to get an invite to this exclusive event is to contribute $1,250 or more by May 31, 2017. Your contribution will be doubled if you donate before May 15 by our generous Local Legends!
JUST ANNOUNCED! Drama Desk Award-winning Saycon Sengbloh will perform for Take The Stage!
Saycon Sengbloh is an award-winning actress who delivers sensational performance with her incomparable gift for dramatic storytelling and soaring vocal prowess. The Liberian-American actress holds the distinction of being the first woman of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba in Wicked.
Most recently, she joined the cast of ABC’s hit drama Scandal (season 6) as an FBI Director and newly minted significant other to the President. She also starred in award-winning playwright Danai Guirira’s Eclipsed (on and off-Broadway) which earned her a Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play”, a Tony Award Nomination for “Best Featured Actress in a Play,” and an Obie Award For Ensemble Performance.
Check back for more exciting updates on this incredible event!
Every year, Overture Center presents more free and low-cost performances and events than are included in our entire subscription season. Providing more than 200,000 artistic and educational experiences for children, older adults, local artists, low-income families and our neighbors, these programs for the community do not generate revenue and are not supported by ticket sales. You can make this year another success by playing a starring role in Take the Stage 2017, our annual donor appreciation event.
All individuals who contribute $1,250 or more by May 31, 2017 will receive an invitation for two to dine on the grand Overture Hall stage. Donate before May 15, 2017 and it’s matched by our generous Local Legends!
Your $1,250 gift can provide one of the following:
- Training for one teaching artist to share their art in the classroom
- 50 tickets to Overture shows distributed through partnering social service organizations
- Support for three artists to present at Overture’s annual International Festival
- Transportation and tickets for 100 students to a live performance as part of their school day.
- Professional critiques for 16 local high school musical productions through the Tommy Awards
If you’re already a donor, we hope you’ll consider increasing your gift to join us for Take the Stage 2017. You’ll never forget it — and neither will the many children, families, artists and community members who benefit from your support of our programs.
Disclaimer: Some restrictions do apply to the benefits listed above. Gifts from Family Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, Pass Through funds and IRAs do not qualify for any benefits with a fair market value including Take the Stage.