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2018 Globe Gala

Saturday, September 22

The Old Globe's Copley Plaza

Karen CohnNina Doede, and Sheryl White, Gala Co-Chairs
Audrey S. Geisel and Darlene Marcos Shiley, Honorary Co-Chairs

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Her signature scarf and eyeliner have captivated audiences across the country. With voice booming bright, Andra Day resonates with passion, perseverance, and power amongst audiences everywhere. Day’s full-length album debut Cheers to the Fall (Buskin Records/Warner Bros. Records) garnered a 2016 Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Album, while its anthemic Platinum lead single “Rise Up” achieved a nod for Best R&B Performance, as did “Stand Up for Something,” which Ms. Day performed at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4. Soul courses through Day’s DNA. During her childhood in San Diego, the budding songstress split her time between singing in the church choir and diligently studying dance, theatre, and music at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Galvanized by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Lauryn Hill, and Janis Joplin, Day followed in their footsteps by developing a style that’s unequivocally her own.

The can’t-miss black-tie event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with an elegant reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Globe’s Copley Plaza, followed by the performance by Day at 7:00 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After the performance, dinner and dancing will light up Copley Plaza until midnight.

Underwriting opportunities start at $4,500; tables of 10 start at $8,000; and single tickets start at $800. Gala Underwriters will enjoy a private lounge with champagne, whiskey tastings, and other treats throughout the evening.

To underwrite, purchase a table or individual tickets, contact Events Director Eileen Prisby at (619) 684-4146 or email at eprisby@TheOldGlobe.org.

A special thank you to the following 2018 underwriters at the Garnet Circle and higher:

Audrey S. Geisel and the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation
Sheryl and Harvey White
Darlene Marcos Shiley
Karen and Don Cohn
Nina and Robert Doede
Vicki and Carl Zeiger
Pam Wagner and Hans Tegebo
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Reneé and Robert Wailes
Sylvia and Brian Devine
Joan and Irwin Jacobs
Sue and Edward "Duff" Sanderson
Andrew Viterbi

To support this year’s Gala contact Eileen Prisby at (619) 684-4146.