Robert Machiz 
Presenting Sponsor & Honorary Chairman

Susie Wesley & Jean Marley
Event Chairmen

McKenna Bruner & Abby Traister
Vice Chairmen

Phoenix Theatre's show-stopping evening features an original musical tribute honoring individuals who have contributed substantially to quality of life in the Valley.

Become a player in our theatrical celebration and enjoy a hosted cocktail reception,dinner followed by an unforgettable live show.

The Applause! Gala supports Phoenix Theatre’s great work, both on and off its stages. Founded in 1920, Phoenix Theatre is the oldest and largest producing arts organization in our state, celebrating its 94th birthday. As a nonprofit organization, Phoenix Theatre depends on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Phoenix Theatre not only provides entertainment to millions of residents, but also delivers essential outreach programs to children with autism, students in underserved schools, families in healthcare and crisis facilities, and so many more through the magic of its theatre programs. Through partnerships with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center our programs benefit countless children and adults in our community.

We cannot wait to see you for Applause! 2015