Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Host A FEARLESS FETE Gala
Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced details today for its upcoming annual fundraising gala event. Proceeds from A FEARLESS FÊTE support KCRep's nationally acclaimed productions, the OriginKC New Works Program, and over 11,000 area students KCRep serves each season through education programs.
A Fearless Fête has earned a reputation for being one of the least traditional parties in town, and this year's Gala is no exception.
"A Fearless Fête is part costume party, part epic celebration of theatre," Executive Director Angela Gieras says. "The gala event delights guests with food from our area's best restaurants, cosmic cocktails and incredible entertainment from KCRep. With our Gala Chairs' leadership, this year's party is sure to be a dazzling night to remember."
Hosted by Gala Chairs Kathy and Mark Donovan (President of the Kansas City Chiefs), the event will be an out-of-this-world spectacle that features fun activities and close encounters with some of KC's brightest stars. Grab some heavenly creations prepared by our best local restaurants and catch a stellar musical performance in Spencer Theatre, featuring KCRep favorites, Shanna Jones and Jenny Ashman! That said, leave your black-tie apparel at home! Gala attendees are encouraged to show up in their best space-inspired costume and join forces with fellow theatre lovers as they support KCRep.
"We believe KCRep is an important cultural gift in Kansas City. We are proud of its national reputation for excellence while staying true to the KC culture of supporting local actors and playwrights. We see it contributing greatly to the cultural vibrancy of our city. That vibrancy is what allows us to recruit top talent and makes KC an attractive place for people to live," say the Donovans.
"We are proud of KCRep's commitment to developing programs that support a lifelong love of the arts, whether it's acting camps or hosting busloads of children that otherwise may never see shows. We have seen that impact firsthand through our daughter's involvement at KCRep. We often say that her experiences here have sent her on a path of confidence and maturity with a lifelong love of theatre, and we are grateful!"
The event will also feature live and silent auctions, with great packages including a VIP Chiefs tailgate party inside Arrowhead Stadium and a once-in-a-lifetime walk-on role in KCRep's 2017 production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Sponsors get exclusive access to our Patron's Party in the Founder's Suite at Arrowhead Stadium on May 9, 2017, hosted by Kathy and Mark Donovan!
Auction Committee: Jessica Chanos, Jordan Claure, Shelley Copaken, Anya Holmes, Holly Mihalovich, Morgan Nunnink, and Liz Tobin.
Host Committee: Kerry & Matthew Adam, Susan Bernstein, Megan Clem, Jennifer Clemente, Colleen Dougherty, Emily Eckles, Melanie & Michael Fenske, Jen Greenstreet, Amy Hart-Doering, Amber Heineman, Ann Long, Melissa McManamy, Laura Perrin, Dr. Timothy & Heather Pluard , Kirk & Jill Presley, and Julie Zwillenberg.
To be a sponsor, purchase tickets or learn more, call 816-235-1489 or visit fearlessfete.kcrep.org.