The 2016 Globe Gala. Photo by Douglas Gates.
The Old Globe will celebrate in style with an Evening of Illusions at the 2017 Globe Gala on Saturday, September 23, in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs. The glamorous annual event will feature an exclusive, one-night-only cabaret performance by Jane Krakowski, the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway musicals She Loves Me and Nine and the hit television series “30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “Ally McBeal.” Karen Cohn, Nina Doede, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs.
“The Globe Gala is always one of the great celebrations in San Diego, and this year I’m looking forward to it with real excitement,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Yet again the Gala showcases the luminous talents of a true star, the Broadway and Hollywood great Jane Krakowski. She’s going to put on an unforgettable show, and we’re thrilled to welcome her. Our Gala Co-Chairs are, like Ms. Krakowski, elegant and sophisticated women who value the wonders of theatre. Karen Cohn, Nina Doede, and Sheryl White are pillars of the arts in San Diego, and they are planning a magical night. I thank them and encourage everyone to support our great theatre at this fabulous party.”
The can’t-miss black-tie event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with an elegant reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Globe’s Copley Plaza, followed by the performance by Krakowski and her five-piece band at 7:00 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After the performance, dinner and dancing to the music of the Cowling Band will light up Copley Plaza until midnight.
Tickets are $800 (regular seating) and $1,000 (VIP seating) each and include the reception, performance, dinner, and dancing. Tables are also available starting at $8,000. Underwriting levels, which include tickets for the Gala, begin at $4,500 per couple. Valet parking is included in the price of the ticket. To purchase tickets or a table, or to become an underwriter, contact Events Director Eileen Prisby at (619) 684-4146 or eprisby@TheOldGlobe.org.
The lists of generous underwriters and exciting vendors will be announced at a later date.