First Stage's Make Believe Ball will be held virtually on March 6, 2021
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First Stage, one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families, will hold their 27th annual Make Believe Ball virtually on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. First Stage invites patrons, Theater Academy families, First Stage alumni, their friends and families, as well as Milwaukee theater fans far and wide, to join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of Artistic Director Jeff Frank with the organization.
On this special evening, families will tune into an entertaining virtual program where they will see some of their favorite First Stage actors and be able to participate in a large online auction.
Make Believe Ball Event Honorary Co-Chairs Jeff Frank and his wife, Sarah Hunt Frank will welcome guests, before event hosts actor/director Kelly Doherty and First Stage alum, actor/director Karen Estrada take over, leading a program where they share some of Jeff’s First Stage history with selected scenes and songs from the 50 plus productions he has directed during his First Stage tenure. Selected scenes and songs featured are from: SHREK, THE MUSICAL (2013/14 season); A MIDNIGHT CRY (2013/14 season); THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (2009/10, 2013/14, and 2018/19 seasons); ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL (2018/19 season); PETER PAN AND WENDY (2010/11 season) and TINKER BELL (2018/19 season) will be part of the program. The evening’s festivities will also include a video of various alumni sending greetings, congratulations and warm wishes to Jeff. After the program, popular Milwaukee radio host and DJ, 88Nine Station Director Jordan Lee will lead a post-event virtual dance party.
First Stage invites guests to join them for this special evening to celebrate Jeff Frank’s artistic accomplishments and leadership on Saturday, March 6, 2021. In a year we won’t forget, this will be a special evening to remember. The event schedule is as follows:
Schedule of Events for First Stage Make Believe . . . It’s a Ball!
Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Virtual – in homes across Southeastern Wisconsin
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Event Livestream Program – Join hosts Kelly Doherty and Karen Estrada as they take attendees on an exciting virtual Make Believe Ball journey!
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Dance Party hosted by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Jordan Lee.
Attire: This year Ball attendees are asked to show off their PaGLAMas and glam out their pajamas! Pair comfy pajamas with glamorous accessories or a party dress with slippers – creativity has no bounds! Post your PaGLAMas on social media using #MakeBelieveBall and tag First Stage!
Tune into the Livestream Program here:
Participate in the First Stage online auction here:
Please note: The First Stage online Auction is live now and will close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 6.
For more information, go to: https://www.firststage.org/Shows--Events/Special-Events/Make-Believe-Ball-2021/
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