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Also Honoring

Paul GalloLR
Broadway Lighting Designer
Paul is one of the most successful lighting designers on Broadway. One of the few designers to have lit over 52 Broadway shows. Hear his Stories!
 Emerging Artist
Chris has done Theatre, TV & Movies. He is an alumnae from our DramaRamas program for children with special needs. Hear his artistic journey.

 More about our Honorees

2023 Gala Committee

Jodie Azzopardi
Angelica Cantlon
Allison Gray
Kimberly Jodka 
Melody Libonati
Kathryn McManus
Cathy Mishkin
Olena Sharavarnyk
Ellen Sission
Laura Turner

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Country Club of New Canaan
95 Country Club Road
New Canaan CT 06840

Gala Program:
6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
7:15 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Honoree Presentation
8:15:pm Song and Stories
by David Friedman & invited Guest Stars
Cast Members from this season’s
Tony-Winning Musical Spectacular

A Live Auction will occur during the evening
to support theatre 2023 Season
The Main Stage Musical & Education Programs
Jr. Company (Middle school performance camp)
The Albert L. Perry III College Internship Program
DramaRamas Program (for children with special needs)
The Frank Benneck and Mary Lake Polan Elementary School Touring
Outreach to underserved children, families and seniors.

 Gala Music Director
Nick Wilders
Shawn Moninger
Gala Host:
Melody Meitrott Libonati
Artistic Director

Executive Producer Table
(Seating of 8)

includes Opening Reception, Dinner and Show, Stage-side table, Recognition from Stage, Name in Season Program

Producer Table
(Seating up to 8)
includes Opening Reception, Dinner and Show, table upfront, Name in Season Program

Producer Ticket
includes Opening Reception, Dinner and Show table near stage, Name in Season Program

Director Ticket
includes Opening Reception,Dinner and Show

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