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October 13, 2012 - ASU Gammage "Go GAGA, Golden Gammage Gala"

Where: Gammage Auditorium - onstage

When: October 13, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $350 per person

Beneficiary: Theater and contemporary performing artists

EMCEE: Tram Mai (Channel 12 News)

Presenting Sponsor(s): Laurie and Chuck Goldstein

Co-Chair(s): Leslie Rich

Executive Director: Colleen Jennings-Roggensack (and Assistant VP for Cultural Affairs)

Committee Members: Leslie Rich (Chair), George Abrams, Felice Appell, Christi Beyer, Marcia Buzzella, Susan & Steven Charney, Rebecca Driggs, Susan Farber, Jean Fruscello, Barbara Greenberg, David Horowitz, John Izzo, Ellyn Kruke, Joyce Lefco, Rae Love, Jaye Rich. Jeff Rich, Carolyn Ross, Lynn Vanderlinde, Mary Way, Jana Wilcke

Entertainment: Daniel Bernard Roumain (composer and performer), David Burnham (Broadway performer)

Sponsors: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEVEL: Lincoln Emergency Physicians, Pat Langlin-Brazil; DIRECTOR LEVEL: Jerry Appell, Broadway Across America, Karen & Grady Gammage, Gammage & Burnham, Rae & Dick Love, Sarah Nolan, Leslie & Jeff Rich, Susan & Ron Starkman, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Mary & Bill Way, Riva Yares Gallery; SPONSORS: George Abrams, Susan & William Ahearn, ASU Office of Public Affairs, David N. Horowitz, Kathy & Albert Leffler, Joyce Anne Longfellow Family, Rhonda & Steve Maun, ON Media Publications/Act One Foundation, Rose Law Group, Jana & Charlie Sample, Sedona Super 8, Jana & Mark Wilcke

Menu: OVERTURE: Pretzel Lollipops; Pizza Cones; Gyros; Street Dogs; ACT 1: Sardi's Stacks IVine Ripe Tomato, House Pulled Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Pistou, Tapenade, Micro Basil Garnish; ACT II: Elaine's New York (Tuscan Rosemary Roasted NY Strip Loin w Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes, Wild Forest Mushrooms, Asparagus and Pink Peppercorn Demi; SWEET ENCORE: Delicious desserts prepared by The Art Institute of Phoenix

Special Thanks: The Art Institute of Phoenix, Kelly Kruke, Press Coffee at Scottsdale Quarter, Tim Trumble

Information: Peter Means 480-965-6059

Board of Directors: 50th ANNIVERSARY LEADERSHIP BOARD: Leslie Rich (co-chair), Jeffrey Rich (co-chair), Mary Way (co-chair), William Ahearn, Jerry Appell, JO Finks, Fernand Fernandez, Grady Gammage, Jr., Laurie & Chuck Goldstein, Albert Leffler, Doreen Manning, Michael Manning, Steve Maun, Sarah Nolan, Bill Way

Blacktie Photos by: Lara Findlay-Rawe

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Colleen Jennings-Roggensack , Lattie Coor, Marianne & Congressman Harry Mitchell
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack , Lattie Coor, Marianne & Congressman Harry Mitchell

Standing Room Only at Gammage....By Myra Richman

ASU Gammage launched the countdown to its 2014 50th anniversary on Saturday, October 13, 2012, dramatically, with a Gala -- the first of three major social events leading up to its golden anniversary.

ASU Gammage, the elegant Frank Lloyd Wright designed performing arts center at ASU in Tempe, has become the top touring venue for Broadway and is nationally known for its first-rate productions and performances, as well as its mission of Connecting Communities. 

Taking place onstage, the event began  at 6pm with cocktails and conversation, followed by dinner and Broadway entertainment - also on stage.  Edible dessert centerpieces were designed by the culinary department of the Art Institute of Phoenix. The event was chaired by Scottsdale resident Leslie Rich.

“My husband Jeff and I have supported the arts in every city we have lived in and since we have lived in the Valley, we have fallen in love with ASU Gammage. Now is the time for the community to come together and support this iconic venue and let it have another amazing 50 years,”says Leslie Rich.

The Golden Gammage Gala was the perfect opportunity for ASU Gammage supporters –old and new – to come together for a grand celebration. Performers included the remarkable young musician/composer and first-ever Gammage Residency artist Daniel Bernard Roumain and critically-acclaimed Broadway star David Burnham. While guests enjoyed a fabulous evening, ASU Gammage’s profound cultural impact took the stage to celebrate CONNECTING COMMUNITIES., and looking toward a star-studded future.

There's no need to fly to New York.  New York is coming here, and Broadway lovers won't want to miss a few of the following upcoming events:  ANYTHING GOES (November 13-18), DONNY & MARIE-CHRISTMAS IN ARIZONA (November 27-December 2), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (December 11-16), CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN (January 8-13, 2013), WAR HORSE (February 5-10, 2013), CITY COUNCIL MEETING (February 16, 2013), EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST (March 2, 2013), MEMPHIS (March 5-10, 2013), DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (April 9-14, 2013).




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