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2022 Globe Gala

An Unforgettable Evening of Dramatic Surprises
at The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza and
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

DARLENE MARCOS SHILEY to Serve as Honorary Gala Chair


Featuring Entertainment by Broadway Star JOSHUA HENRY

Benefit Funds to Support the Globe’s
Nationally Recognized Arts Engagement and Artistic Programs

PHOTO EDITORS: Photos of the Co-Chairs and Joshua Henry can be found here.

SAN DIEGO (July 19, 2022) The Old Globe will hold its annual gala on Saturday, September 24 under the stars at the Globe’s Copley Plaza and Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. The theme for the 2022 Globe Gala is Drama Resides Here, which will be an unforgettable evening of dramatic surprises that will delight the senses. Reprising their roles as Co-Chairs are Globe Board members Jennifer Greenfield and Sheryl White, and Darlene Marcos Shiley is the Honorary Gala Chair. The evening will benefit The Old Globe’s nationally recognized arts engagement and artistic programs.

The not-to-be-missed, black-tie event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with signature cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company and hors d’oeuvres on the Plaza. At 7:15 p.m., guests will enjoy a special presentation by Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and fabulous entertainment by Broadway star Joshua Henry (Broadway’s Into the Woods, Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys, U.S. tour of Hamilton), back by popular demand, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. After the performance, guests will indulge in dinner catered by the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and dancing to the music of Lovestoned.

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, and our commitment is to make it matter to more people. The 2022 Globe Gala will support a vibrant, nationally renowned theatre dedicated to serving the public good through thrilling productions of great classics, provocative new works, and exciting musicals. This fall, the Globe will present the world premiere of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical, an adaptation of the beloved hit romantic-comedy film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The Broadway-bound musical begins performances September 1 and runs through October 16 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Our remarkable arts engagement programs continue to redefine how a professional not-for-profit theatre transforms lives across the community it serves. These programs serve 40,000 children, families, and individuals, ranging from students in Title I schools to homeless communities, from military service members and veterans to incarcerated populations.

The 2022 Gala Committee includes Board members Eleanor Y. Charlton, Ann Davies, Nina Doede, Pamela A. Farr, Susan Hoehn, Evelyn Olson Lamden, Benjamin and Kimberly Lee, Judy McMorrow, Karen Tanz, Christine Roberts Trimble, Evelyn Mack Truitt, Pamela J. Wagner, Margarita Wilkinson, and Vicki L. Zeiger.

Tickets are $800 (regular seating) and $1,000 (VIP seating) each and include the reception, performance, dinner, and dancing. Tables of 10 are available starting at $8,000. Underwriting levels, which include tickets for the Gala, begin at $5,000 per couple. Valet parking is included in the price of the ticket. See the full list of underwriting and sponsorship opportunities by clicking here. To underwrite or to purchase a table or individual tickets, contact Doug Oliphant at (619) 684-4140 or doliphant@TheOldGlobe.org.

Our generous vendors include Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, which will cater the elegant dinner; Snake Oil Cocktail Company, which will provide specialty cocktails; Katrina O’Donnell, who will provide dramatic florals; and music by Lovestoned, which will get everyone up on the dance floor.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Complimentary valet parking for the Globe Gala will be located in the Alcazar Parking Lot.

Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.

The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

Bios and photos of all participants can be found at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 88th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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