This year’s Gala celebrates the new Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale Fashion Square. Our new home sets the stage for serving more actors, larger audiences and a broader community. And, this year’s Gala is also two Galas in one!

The Gala for Grown-Ups will be a Dressy Casual Event with a Fun Food Festival, Music, Open Bar and Auction. The “Next Stage” theme celebrates the NEW theatre’s increased capacity for reaching larger audiences and more kids.

The Gala for Kids will take place at the same time as the Gala for Grown-Ups. It will start at the Desert Stages Theatre and includes dinner, music, games and theatrical fun. At 8:45, they will board a bus to join in for desert at the Grown-up Gala.

Participation in The Gala for Kids requires a parent’s purchase of at least one Adult Gala ticket.

Be a Sponsor or
Donate an Auction Item

The Next Stage Gala offers a variety of recognition opportunities for sponsors and donors of auction items. Please select one of the following options, or contact Lori Markson at (480) 296-5914 – Lorimarkson23@gmail.com to discuss custom recognition opportunities.

Sponsorship and Auction Donation Options
For The 2018 Desert Stages NEXT STAGE Gala

DESERT STAGES TITLE SPONSOR – $10,000

  • Recognition on theatre lobby donor wall
  • Half-page advertising in 6 month’s show programs
  • Logo on website Sponsor page (with live link to your website)
  • One sponsored show with press release and curtain speech recognition
  • 10 tickets to the Gala
  • Advertisement and recognition in Gala associated printings
  • Name prominently displayed at the Gala and reserved Gala table

GOLD LEVEL EVENT SPONSOR – $5,000

  • Recognition on theatre lobby donor wall
  • Quarter-page advertising in 6 month’s show programs
  • 10 tickets to the Gala
  • Advertisement and recognition in Gala associated printings
  • Name prominently displayed at the Gala and reserved Gala table

SILVER LEVEL EVENT SPONSOR – $2,500

  • Commemorative plaque on two theater seats
  • Quarter-page advertising in 6 month’s show programs
  • 10 tickets to the Gala
  • Advertisement and recognition in Gala associated printings
  • Name prominently displayed at the Gala and reserved Gala table

BRONZE LEVEL EVENT SPONSOR – $1,500

  • Recognition on Future 500 theater lobby wall
  • Recognition in 6 month’s show programs
  • 10 tickets to the Gala
  • Advertisement and recognition in Gala associated printings
  • Name prominently displayed at the Gala and reserved Gala table

TABLE CAPTAIN – $1,000

  • 10 tickets to the Gala
  • A reserved table for 10

SILENT AUCTION DONATION

  • Advertisement and recognition in Gala associated printings
  • Name prominently displayed at Auction
  • For items valued >$1,500, see above for additional recognition items

Thank You!

Thank you for helping us to continue providing the magic that is Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre!
Your generous support for our 501(c)(3) nonprofit may be 100% tax deductible.

See you at the NEXT STAGE GALA!