40 & Fabulous

At the most successful gala in its 40-year history, Stages Repertory Theatre raised a whopping $440,000. Elaine and Ray Messer chaired the “Off the Ball” event, which was held at The Corinthian and took on a Cinderella theme — some guests even donned fairy tale-inspired attire borrowed from Stages’ costume closet! And there were plenty of happy endings to be found during the raffle, which featured fine jewelry, chef’s dinners and a Costa Rican fishing adventure.

Priscilla Dickson and Daniel Ortiz



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