HGT hosting first gala May 20

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

The community of Pearland is invited to celebrate the inaugural fundraising 2017 gala, “Traditions,” by the new HomeGrown Theatre.

The gala is set for May 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 2320 Hatfield Road in Pearland.

Tickets are $50 per person for tables of 8 with $450 for a reserved table including signage and preferred seating. Purchase tickets online at www.homegrowntheatre.net.

The evening will offer a silent auction, local talent in a musical revue and dinner.

“We have been busy getting our infrastructure in place and we are very excited to now be reaching out to the community to share our story and our plans beginning with our dinner Gala in May. Our fundraiser Gala on May 20 will feature local talent and includes a silent auction,” Theatre president Debbie Court said. “Many wonderful items have been donated including theatre tickets to a number of shows in Houston, a golf package, Astros tickets, and other delightful items and services made available by the generosity of local businesses.”

HGT is having a Founders Drive through May 25 and when individuals or families make a $200 donation toward start up see money, HGT will place their names on their website and in each program forever, according to Court.

The new organization does not have a permanent location at this time.

Home Grown Theatre is a local organization dedicated to promoting the community and residents through the Performing Arts.

“We do not yet have a permanent home. In cooperation with Alvin Community College, we will present our first full production, “Fiddler on the Roof,” in the ACC Theatre in August,” Court said.

HGT has an experienced, talented and dedicated team of more than 40 people who love the arts and believe in the value of the arts for the community.

“There is synergy now in Pearland – continued rapid growth as well as civic and personal investment in producing both visual and performing arts – that make this a good time for us to begin a multi-year project to establish and grow a sustainable community theatre that complements existing arts programs and events,” Court said.

Court is assisted by other officers including Secretary Denise Kraus, Directors Dawn Bufford, Robin Garza and Johnna Lenamon, and Treasurer Tricia Baker.

The organization is a 501 (c) (3).

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