Virginia Rep, a Richmond-based nonprofit professional theatre company, will host its 7th annual Anything Goes Gala, an evening of entertainment in support of Virginia Repertory Theatre, on January 26, 2019 at The Jefferson Hotel. Tickets are now available for this black tie event, featuring a cocktail reception, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment.
The theme of this year’s gala is New Horizons, selected, in part, due to the new musical Atlantis upcoming in Virginia Rep’s Signature season. The theme also reflects the new horizons ahead of Virginia Rep, including New Play Development initiatives, Community Health and Wellness programming expansion, and strategic collaborations with Broadway producers and other regional theatres across the country to enhance the national visibility of Richmond artists.
Artistic Director Nathaniel Shaw and Managing Director Phil Whiteway shared a joint statement: “[New Horizons] also feels incredibly relevant to where we are in our national history. Perhaps we all feel a degree of unrest about the challenging divide in our national history. We imagine we all feel a degree of unrest about the challenging divide in our nation. We are facing an uncertain horizon, unsure of the path forward. Fortunately, the theater provides space… A space for reflection and contemplation. A space for laughter and shared experience. A space where we can get away from the noise… and share in a story that might just bring us one step closer together.”
During the upcoming gala, Virginia Rep will present the 2019 Virginia Excellence in Theatre Award (VET) to arts legend deVeaux Riddick, a cornerstone of RVA’s cultural community. Riddick and his partner, Robert Watkins, co-founded many linchpins of Richmond’s arts community, including The Richmond Ballet, The Concert Ballet of Virginia, and The Theatre at Bolling Haxall House.
To join the 7th Annual Anything Goes Gala at the Jefferson Hotel on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 visit https://va-rep.org/event_anythinggoes.html.