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New works.
New voices.
New light.

“The gala is an opportunity to celebrate the return to arts and live theatre in our community,” said Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower. “The pandemic really took a toll on the arts industry. But now, we’re seeing full houses and sold-out shows. It’s really something special. We’re ready to celebrate that with the whole community.” 

The event will also spotlight the theater’s commitment to education. 


“The pandemic taught us a lot about who we are at our core and what part we can play in ensuring that the next generation of theater professionals have access to the tools they need, especially here in our local community,” said Elizabeth Kensek, Associate Producer of WaterTower. “This year’s gala will also benefit our education program and highlight the beautiful work of students from Rowlett High School.” WaterTower has partnered with Garland ISD to create a magnet program for music theater students there.

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Addison Theatre Centre


Cocktail Hour

Get your tickets today and immerse yourself in the spectacle of theatre. This extravagant cocktail hour features specialty drinks sponsored by Angel's Envy. 

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The Party

The Gala will be held on the Terry Martin Mainstage and will be a celebration of the return to the arts, with a French-inspired menu by celebrity Chef Blythe Beck, and special performances fit for the Moulin Rouge by Morgan Mabry and Max J. Swarner, Kevin Davis Jr., Mikki Hankins, John-Michael Marrs, and the Josh Parker Trio.

 The MainStage entertainment will begin at 7:30 pm as guests are seated for an elegant three-course meal, paired with wine, and entertainment throughout.  There will be a silent auction as well as select live auction items presented during the show.  

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WaterTower will also host an after party immediately following the gala featuring performances by Ginger Layne and DJ Chris Brown, sponsored by Angel's Envy. Gala attendees will receive complimentary, though tickets for the after party alone are also available. 

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The Menu

A lush four-course dinner crafted by Chef Blythe Beck.


Course 1

Fried Chicken Deviled Eggs

Warm Crab Lemon Dip

Toasted Crostini

Smoked Pork Belly Lollipops

Whiskey Glaze

Caramelized Onion

Thyme Tarts


Course 2

Ice Baby Salad


Iceberg Babies 

Texas Tomatoes

Aged Cheddar Buttered Croutons

Dill Garlic Ranch


Course 3

Slow Braised Farmer's Roast

Carmelized Vegetable Stuffed Mushroom (Veggie Option)

Butter Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Naughty Creamed Corn

Charred Broccolini


Course 4

Maker's Mark

Banana Pudding

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