On With the Show

The spotlight was on the city’s most beloved theaters during a trio of standing-ovation-worthy galas. Stages Repertory Theatre’s Starstruck bash, held at The Corinthian, was its most successful ever, raising more than $380,000. ... Guests at TUTS’ One Night Only event came dressed in black-tie attire that pulled inspiration from the musical Dreamgirls. The gala honored “Dream Girl” Margaret Alkek Williams, a longtime patron of the theater. ... The Temptations headlined this year’s groovy, ’70s-inspired Alley Ball, and VIP guests got to meet and greet the band after a dinner of Steak Diane.


Emily Neves and Ralph Burch at Stages
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