Since the pandemic hit, the word “change” has become commonplace and Dallas Summer Musicals is doing just that with a splash — changing its annual Evening with the Best of Broadway fundraiser. Instead of Fair Park’s Music Hall stage being the showplace for a solo performance by a Broadway great, it’s going to be the scene of a full performance of “Hamilton.”
According to DSM President Ken Novice, “To be able to celebrate the magic of live theater at our annual Gala is not something we will ever take for granted. Last year, of course, we weren’t able to hold the gala, so this year, the event will mean so much more to us, as we gather together safely to rejoice in Broadway’s return to Dallas. Being able to share this moment with one of the world’s largest and most renowned shows, ‘Hamilton,’ is truly an honor and something our patrons will remember forever.”
Event Co-Chairs Cindy and Scott Collier and Sara Lee and Stan Gardner have arranged for the black tie optional evening on Saturday, November 20, to include a pre-show cocktail reception along with a full-course dinner, VIP tickets to the performance, a presentation of DSM’s Angel Award and a post-show party.
Cindy and Scott agreed with Ken on the importance of the timing, saying, “It is fitting that the global phenomenon of ‘Hamilton’ is setting the stage for our post global-pandemic future. We are honored to be serving as co-chairs of the DSM 2021 Gala and to mark this formative moment in time. It is going to be an amazing evening.”
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found here. And lucky are the $15,000 and above sponsors! They will meet-and-greet the cast.
Sara Lee admitted that ticket sales were already brisk: “We are already sold out at the Director Level.”
Proceeds from the 2021 Gala will benefit DSM’s nonprofit mission to deliver the spirit of Broadway to North Texas through robust educational programs and community outreach initiatives, serving more than 40,000 individuals in over 75 ZIP codes.