Proctors Collaborative to broadcast its first-ever three-venue gala

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The Show Must Go On! is the first Proctors Collaborative gala the arts organization has held encompassing all of its three venues and the first conducted virtually.

The 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18 event will be broadcast live exclusively to ticket holders and feature several musical performances, a sneak peek at the Capital Repertory Theatre currently under construction and messages from each venue’s leadership. Local TV journalist Tamani Wooley is the emcee.

“The timing seemed right to launch our first ever Proctors Collaborative fundraising event,” said Philip Morris, Proctors Collaborative CEO. “Gala patrons will be treated to swag bags delivered in advance, a virtual evening of top-notch entertainment and a few surprises we are keeping under wraps.”

Performances include the renown jazz ensemble, the Brubeck Brothers, and a duo that should be familiar to Capital Repertory Theatre audiences, actress Barbara Howard and arranger / musician Josh Smith. Also performing will be current and former students of the Proctors Collaborative School of the Performing Arts.

Segments featuring Morris, theREP Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and UPH Director Teddy Foster will be broadcast from the Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga venues, respectively.

Each ticketholder will receive a gift bag and bottle of wine delivered to them by a Proctors Collaborative staff member or volunteer. Patrons wishing to join the Honorary and Empowerment Committee for the event will be recognized online and at the event and receive additional benefits. Tickets are $100, $250 and $500 per person. For more information and to reserve a ticket, visit https://tinyurl.com/collabgala.

“Each ticket supports Proctors, theREP and UPH ensuring that our virtual programming and community outreach activities expand, our buildings are safeguarded and planning continues towards the eventual return to live programming on our three stages,” Morris said. “One thing is certain, we and the community agree that ‘The Show Must Go On!’”  

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