Honoring Long-time Theatrical Outfit Supporters Bill and Peg Balzer and Graham Martin

Join Theatrical Outfit's Artistic Director Tom Key, board members and VIP donors at the Balzer Theater at Herren's on April 21, 2018 for an evening of celebration, buffet, cocktails, silent and live auctions, and wonderful entertainment as we honor leaders in our downtown arts community and celebrate the work of this world-class theatre that inspires conversation, compassion, and joy.

Theatrical Outfit's spring gala boasts an impressive list of honorees, hosts and entertainers in celebration of three long-time supporters, Bill and Peg Balzer (for who them Balzer Theater at Herren's is named) and Graham Martin. 

"Our Luckie Stars" Gala Host Committee features many prominent Atlanta faces, including Mitchell Anderson and Richie Arpino, Kate Balzer, Martha and Barry Berlin, Boog and Sam Candler, Chris Tybra-Cofrin and David Cofrin, Betty and Bob Edge, Leslie Gordon and Blake Leland, Charissa and Joe Gransden, Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes, Lane Carlock Howard and Clark Howard, Wendell Johnson, Beverly and Tom Key, Carrie and Brian Kurlander, Catherine and Ted McMullan, Lois and Don Reitzes, Janece Shaffer and Bill Nigut, Delores and Lee Shelton, and Stephanie Watkins.

Entertainers for the evening include Terry Burrell, S. Renee Clark, Eric Moore, Wendy Melkonian, Joe Gransden, Susan Shalhoub Larkin, and Bill Murphey.

Date, Time and Location: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:30pm; The Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Tickets: Indiviudal tickets: $175. Sponsorship levels:  Shooting Star, $1750; Supernova: $2500; Constellation: $5000; Galaxy: $10,000.

GALA SPONSORS: Macy's, Bridge Catering, Classic Tents and Events

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Tess Malis Kincaid Director of Communications and Development, Theatrical Outfit
Tess Malis Kincaid Director of Communications and Development, Theatrical Outfit
About Theatrical Outfit

Stories that stir the soul.

OUR VISION: A compassionate, joyful, and just community.
OUR MISSION: Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.

ABOUT THEATRICAL OUTFIT: Atlanta’s second-oldest professional theatre company was founded in 1976 and has been led by Artistic Director Tom Key since fall 1995. Key led the company through the creation of its award-winning downtown home, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first U.S. theater to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Balzer Theater is also the historical site of Herren’s, the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate in 1962; its first African American patrons were Dr. Lee and Delores Shelton. Mrs. Shelton passed away in 2019, but Dr. Shelton remains a patron at Theatrical Outfit to this day. Key's programming of classics, regional and world premieres, and musicals tell soul-stirring stories, with themes that explore diversity, equality, ethnicity, race, and religion; and often feature the best writers of the American South, including Ernest Gaines, Lauren Gunderson, Horton Foote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Janece Shaffer, Sherry Shephard-Massat, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Tennessee Williams. After ten years of capital investment, T.O. is in new territory. Having retired its mortgage, the staff, trustees, and artists have launched a new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan designed to produce great art, diversify and grow our audience, increase revenue and reserves, develop artists who contribute to the dramatic canon, and maintain an effective organization. In September of 2018, Theatrical Outfit welcomed Gretchen E. Butler as Managing Director.

ABOUT OUR VENUE: Unless otherwise noted, Theatrical Outfit's productions are performed in The Balzer Theater at Herren’s at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Theatrical Outfit utilizes a Loop Listening System, making The Balzer Theater at Herren’s the first theater in the state of Georgia to incorporate this technology. Attendees with T-coil hearing aids may participate automatically, and others needing enhancement may obtain system-compatible headsets from our lobby Box Office.

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84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303