2018 South Coast Repertory Gala


Event Details
Saturday, September 1​​​​5, 201​​​8
The Westin South Coast Plaza

Join us as we kick-off the Orange County theatre and social seasons at South Coast Repertory’s 2018 Gala – “Places, Please!” This dazzling event celebrates the artistic collaborations that make SCR’s productions so extraordinary. Peek through the curtain, indulge your creativity and bask in the backstage magic.

“Places, Please!” will be a memorable night with a great purpose: all proceeds from the 2018 Gala will support artistry onstage and unparalleled arts education programs for the next generation of enlightened theatregoers.

Enjoy an evening that includes:

  • Flowing cocktails & gourmet dining
  • Live entertainment & dancing
  • Dramatic décor & theatrical experiences
  • Stunning raffle prizes

Photos from the 2017 Gala

Whimsical settings for the Gala dinner Terry Theologides and Debora Rodriguez with Shaleen and Natasha Khatod Sweet Treats in the Gala lounge Sam and Tammy Tang with Harmon and Lea Kong Bill Schenker, Sandra Tsing Loh, Talya Nevo-Hacohen, Frier McCollister Jackie and Shaun Skeris John Murphy, Sarah McElroy, and Sue Murphy Andy Fimiano and Olivia Johnson Debbie Sassoon and Daniel Gil Julianne Argyros and David Emmes

Ticket and Table Information

  • Table sponsorships begin at $15,000
  • Patron level single ticket sponsorships begin at $2,500
  • A limited number of $1,500 single tickets will also be available.

To purchase tables or tickets, please fill out the form or call (714) 708-5518.

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Event Sponsors

Gala Raffle
Enter the Gala Raffle for your chance to win prizes from Chloé, South Coast Plaza, and Van Cleef & Arpels! (Winner need not be present to win.)
2018 Gala Chairs

201​8 Gala Chairs William Schenker and Talya Nevo-Hacohen

Gala Chairs
Talya Nevo-Hacohen
Bill Schenker

Gala Committee

Ashleigh Aitken • Bette Aitken • Sally Anderson • Julianne Argyros • Kathryn Cenci • Barbara Cline • Sophia Hall Cripe • Carla Furuno • Maralou Harrington • Olivia Johnson • Deirdre Kelly • Jennifer Klein • Sarah McElroy • Robyn Moss • Stacey Nicholas • Susan Shieldkret • Tammy Tang • Elaine Weinberg • Susan Williamson

We salute and thank the following underwriters for their early commitment*

Joan ​& Andy Fimiano • Talya Nevo-Hacohen ​& Bill Schenker • Samuel ​& Tammy Tang • Sally Anderson & Tom Rogers • Julianne Argyros / The Argyros Family Foundation • Steve ​& Laurie Duncan • Michael Ray • South Coast Plaza • Terry Theologides ​& Debora Rodriguez • Sophie ​& Larry Cripe • Chloé • Mechanics Bank • Olivia ​& A. Andrew Johnson • Janet ​& Michael Hards • Mary Ann Brown ​& Rick Reiff • John ​& Carolina Prichard • Drs. Deborah Sassoon ​& Daniel Gil • Alan ​& Olivia Slutzky • Joanne ​& Andy Terner • Michelle Rohé • Leona Aronoff-Sadacca • Susan Bowman ​& Freddie Greenfield • Bonnie Gillman • Mabelle ​& John Hueston • Sue Johnson • Tracy ​& Roger Kirwan • Gregory Lincoln • Debbie ​& Jeff Margolis • Sarah McElroy • Robyn ​& Gregg Moss • Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. • Susan Shieldkret ​& David Dull • Julia Voce • Linda & Tod White • Wylie ​& Bette Aitken • Jody & Patrick Gantos • Van Cleef & Arpels • Carolyn & Bill Klein • Snell and Wilmer LLP • Barbara & David Cline • Carla Furuno • Susan & Brett Williamson • Sherry Meyerhoff Hanson & Crance LLP • Socorro & Ernesto Vasquez • Jackie ​& Shaun Skeris • Deirdre Kelly ​& Howard Privette • Estee ​& Dean Zipser

* Commitments as of ​August September 10, 2018


Unable to Attend the Gala?

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As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, SCR relies on tax-deductible contribution to cover 35% of the cost of producing each 13-play season and support an array of educational and outreach programs each year. Over its 35 year history, the SCR Gala has raised more than $11 million.