On September 23, 2023 we held our much-anticipated Broadway Gala! The glamourous evening was a showstopping hit with special appearances by the Von Trapp Family from the Sound of Music, Bert and Mary Poppins, the Pink Ladies and the Greasers, witches from the Wizard of Oz and Wicked, the cast of Annie and the vibrant ensemble of Mamma Mia.
Beauty and glam were in full effect as 260 attendees watched our SHINE dancers open the evening performing to On Broadway followed by beautiful renditions of Just Can't Wait to be King, Tomorrow, Two Lost Souls, Lily's Eyes, Seasons of Love, and a standing ovation worthy performance of Footloose which opened the dance floor by the Capabilities. As one attendee quoted from the play My Fair Lady, “I could have danced all night!”
While the evening’s theme was Broadway, the hallmark of the event is coming together to celebrate community. Michelle Theroux, CEO, commented in her welcome speech that “it has been a true blessing to watch our community come together over the last 10 years, embracing each year’s theme, and showing your tremendous support for the mission of BHMA. Your enthusiasm creates such a buzz around this event, that we have sold out for the past three years.”
The continued success of BHMA would not be possible without the generosity of our volunteers and donors. A special thank you to returning gala committee co-chairs, Kay Bernon and Karen Phillips, and our planning committee members Ann Davis, Mona Jomaa, Alissa Korn, Mary Richardson, Lori Swartz, and Laura Wernick.
We give a standing ovation to our donors and community partners for continuing to share in our mission of providing skill building opportunities in a music filled environment to our participants. Your generosity and support will continue to allow BHMA to stay true to our mission and ensure that we are around for future participants.
A special shout out to our top sponsors this year: Kay and Peter Bernon, Frank and Patti Connor, Mona Jomaa, Bill O'Neill and Mary Richardson, and Phillips Insurance Agency Inc. BHMA is grateful to our friends, families, and community members for their ongoing support! To quote Wicked, "Who can say if I've been changed for the better, but, because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
Broadway, like BHMA, continues to capture our hearts and souls and your support continues to inspire and uplift our mission. We are excited to share that 2024 marks our 25th anniversary and our gala will be a shining celebration of all that we have accomplished as a community since our inception. Save the date for Saturday, September 21, 2024, for another evening of celebration, music, and dancing!
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