Encore | March 14, 2020

Join us for an elegant evening of sparkling champagne, delectable food tastings, exquisite desserts, and inspiring entertainment with Broadway legend Kelli O’Hara.

Garden Theatre’s annual Encore Gala is perfect for business or personal entertaining. Join prominent community members, corporate professionals, and philanthropic leaders as we celebrate the Garden Theatre through its largest fundraiser of the year.

This year’s event will begin with cocktails, a stationed dinner experience with open bar, and a silent auction, followed by an unforgettable conversation and performance by Kelli O’Hara, and a paddle raise benefiting the Garden Theatre.

Afterward, join us for an exclusive VIP party, where guests can mix and mingle with Ms. O’Hara while enjoying coffee and delectable desserts.


Event Schedule

5:30 pm: Pre-show dining experience featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, a stationed dinner service, an open bar, and a one-of-a-kind silent auction. Bronze or Platinum level tickets required for entry.

7:30 pm: A memorable night of songs and stories with Kelli O’Hara, a performance by the cast of Garden Theatre’s Matilda the Musical, and a paddle raise benefiting the Garden.

9:00 pm: Exclusive VIP after-party featuring a meet-and-greet with Kelli O’Hara, desserts, an open bar, and live music. Platinum level tickets required for entry.


$350 Platinum Level Premium Ticket

Premium seating for one (1), including:

  • A pre-show dining experience featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, a stationed dinner service, and open bar;
  • an acknowledgment in the Encore program;
  • access to the VIP after-party featuring a meet-and-greet with our special guest;
  • one complimentary 3-show ticket package for the 2020-2021 Season.
  • $125 is tax-deductible

$225 Bronze Level Ticket

Seating for one (1) including:

  • A pre-show dining experience featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, a stationed dinner service, and open bar;
  • an acknowledgment in the Encore program.
  • $75 is tax-deductible

$95 Show Only Ticket

Seating for one (1), includes red carpet entry.


About Kelli O’Hara

Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics, and Oliver nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre.

Kelli also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series The Accidental Wolf. Other film and television credits include the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, All The Bright Places, Peter Pan Live!, Sex & The City 2, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk

Other Broadway credits include Kiss Me Kate (Tony, Drama League, OCC nominations), The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. She was awarded the prestigious Drama League’s Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in 2019.

In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehár’s The Merry Widow and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts, The Kennedy Center Honors and performs often alongside The New York Philharmonic.

Along with two Grammy nominations, her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World, are available on Ghostlight Records.