DAA prepares for annual gala
by Courtney Warren
Apr 25, 2014 | 2330 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bev Card discusses set-up plans for Delta Arts Alliance's upcoming fundraiser, "Through the Years at the Ellis: A Spring Musical Review," as DAA Executive Director Rori Herbison makes notes. The event will be on May 2 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.
Bev Card discusses set-up plans for Delta Arts Alliance's upcoming fundraiser, "Through the Years at the Ellis: A Spring Musical Review," as DAA Executive Director Rori Herbison makes notes. The event will be on May 2 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.
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The Delta Arts Alliance will host "Through the Years at the Ellis: Delta Arts Alliance Spring Musical Review" on May 2 at the Ellis Theatre in downtown Cleveland.

Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner and performances begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $50 and seating may be reserved for tables up to 8 people, however tickets are expected to go fast and total capacity is 150.

Tickets provide two drink tickets, a five-course dinner and admission to an evening of entertainment.

The night's performance, under the direction of Delta Arts Alliance board member and fundraising chair Bev Card, will feature local talent performing hits from the last nine decades, as patrons enjoy a meal catered by fellow Delta Arts Alliance board members, Scott Speakes and Stacie Harris. 

"As a non-profit, community organization, we are sustained through the generous support of our members, patrons, community partners and sponsoring business. Fundraising is a necessary tool for survival. It's part of it, just as natural as A+B=C. Our board understands that as a function of their responsibilities, and each year come together to execute a fabulous spring event. This year's event promises to be no different. We are hopeful for sunny skies and a pleasant breeze, but will settle for absolutely no rain, which had us scrambling at the very last hour, last year," said Delta Arts Alliance Executive Director Rori Herbison.

Because of last year's inclement weather Herbison is looking forward to the event taking place at the Ellis this year.

"It is tremendously special to host our spring fundraising event on the backdrop of the Ellis Theatre. We are fortunate to have such beautiful real estate downtown, and we will look toward serving and entertaining our guests under a clear, comfortable night sky in the courtyard," she said.

Performers include Bev Card, Delta Arts Alliance President Bob Wilbanks, Jan Glenn Brown, Jim Hunter McCaleb, Eliza Hardy performing "Let it Go" from Frozen, B.L. Bell Academy sixth-graders under the direction of Delta Arts Alliance Artist-in-Residence, Ashley Chism, performing "Happy," as well as many other talents. 

"The entertainment line-up is packed full of talented community members, ready to belt out songs from all generations, tunes we've all heard and grown up to, chart-toppers we hope will get feet tapping. It's a fun night of music, food and fellowship - all in the name of support for the arts and the Delta Arts Alliance's continued efforts to advance the arts and arts education," said Herbison.

Herbison said last year the DAA raised just north of $10,000 and has the same hope with this year's event. 

To reserve tickets call the Delta Arts Alliance at 662-843-3344.