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Olney Theatre Center's Staging the Future Gala

Celebrate the Future of Olney Theatre Center!

The Staging the Future Capital Campaign needs your support! Join Campaign Chair Susan Finkelstein and Honorary Co-Chairs Catherine Leggett and the Honorable Constance Morella on Saturday, September 7, 2024 as we celebrate the future of Olney Theatre Center. The Gala will raise resources for Staging the Future, which is transforming Olney Theatre's campus into a dynamic and versatile cultural destination that better meets the needs of today’s artists and audiences. The evening will feature a special one-night performance by legendary Tony and Golden Globe Winning performer Bernadette Peters.

We would like to thank our current sponsors. Sponsorships and single Gala tickets are currently available. Show-only tickets will go on sale at a later date. For more information on sponsorship levels and benefits, including an exclusive opportunity to meet Bernadette Peters, please click here. 

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5:00 PM - Cocktail reception

6:00 PM - Dinner

8:00 PM - Performance

9:00 PM - Dessert reception

Recommended dress code: cocktail or semi-formal attire

If you have any further questions, please contact the Advancement Team at

Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage, film and television, in concert, and on recordings. 

Peters garnered both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Song and Dance. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in Annie Get Your Gun. She received Tony nominations for her outstanding performances in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy, Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl, Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, the Jerry Herman/Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel, and the Leonard Bernstein/Comden and Green musical On The Town. In addition to these honors, Peters earned a Drama Desk nomination for her unforgettable portrayal of the Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

Peters has lit up the silver screen in over 30 films throughout her distinguished career. She received a Golden Globe Award for her memorable performance in Pennies From Heaven. Other film credits include The Jerk, The Longest Yard, Silent Movie, AnniePink CadillacSlaves of New York, Woody Allen’s AliceImpromptuIt Runs in the Family, Coming Up Roses, The Broken Hearts Gallery and most recently, a surprise appearance in the popular Jonathan Larson biopic, tick, tick…BOOM!

She is a New York Times best-selling author who has penned three children’s books: “Broadway Barks”, “Stella is a Star”, and “Stella and Charlie: Friends Forever”. All of her proceeds from the sale of these books benefit Broadway Barks. Peters resides in New York and Los Angeles with her rescue dogs, Charlie and Rosalia.

Campaign Progress

Sponsorships for our Staging the Future Gala featuring the legendary Bernadette Peters are currently available! For more information please click here.




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