On Monday, March 26, 2012, Arena Stage hosted the Golden Gala: A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater to celebrate the vibrancy of the performing arts in Washington. This black-tie signature event, chaired by WUSA9 news anchor JC Hayward, supports Arena's robust Community Engagement programs and featured a special performance by two-time Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and legendary composer Sheldon Harnick. View photos from the event below!
During this gala evening, senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) received the American Voice Awards, which honor those elected officials recognized as advocates for the arts and all that is passionate and profound in the American spirit.
The proceeds from the Golden Gala will directly support Arena Stage's Community Engagement programs. Arena is committed to sharing the riches of theater with the surrounding community and inviting younger, more diverse audiences to the theater. Arena's Community Engagement programs provide underserved, inner-city students with valuable exposure to the arts, improve problem solving and critical thinking abilities, and encourage teamwork.
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