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Join The Umbrella's Biggest Night Out of the Year!

You are invited to ARTRAGEOUS  --The Umbrella Arts Center’s most festive gala event of the year!  It features live entertainment, dinner & cocktail fare, an awards ceremony, and a fantastic online and in-person silent art auction.

This year's theme, "The Umbrella Takes Center Stage," celebrates the expansion of The Umbrella and recognizes the "leveling up" of our Performing Arts program, which recently launched The Umbrella Stage Company as Greater Boston's newest professional theater company,  and which will stage its next expanded season in the brand-new, state-of-the-art, multi-theater wing at 40 Stow Street.

Hosted by The Umbrella Performing Arts Director Brian Boruta, the event will feature dazzling live theatrical entertainment and  honor the success and artistic contributions of award-winning director Nancy Curran Willis, as this year's Stewardship of the Arts Award Recipient.

Event starts at 6:30 PM and takes place at Nashoba Brooks School, Concord.


Preview: Spotlight Artwork and Experiences Up for Bid



Just some of the exciting silent auction artwork and experiences auctioned online and at the event include:

  • Mezzanine tickets to the Aaron Sorkin adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, nominated for 9 Tonys, starring Jeff Daniels and Gbenga Akinnagbe, on Broadway Saturday, June 1 at 8pm.
  • Wine collector’s dream bottle -- a 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, as featured in the film Red Obsession.
  • Art from the private collection of Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, by Tony-winner Joel Grey, the original Wizard from Wicked
  • 5-day Philadelphia Flower Show 2020: Garden Parkways, Cultural Highlights & Public Artways Tour
  • 4 fine art photographs featuring iconic Concord landscapes by writer/photographer Joe Wallace, whose solo show Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia will be on display at The Umbrella May 17-June 13

Plus, amazing artwork by these generous donating artists....

Lois Andersen
Nancy Arkuss
Kate Bird
Dorothy Arnold / The Doffie Project
Kim Burns
Gail Burr
Jenn Campbell
Sara Cassidy-Smith
Pierre Chiha
Meredith Fife Day via Margaret Savage
Cathy Folts
Michelle Garro
Wayne Geehan
Aliisa Gray
Joel Grey via Gregory Maguire
Julie Hagan
Deanna Hargraves
Mary Ellen Harney
Lonnie Harvey
Suzanne Hill
Erica Lynn Hood
Karen Hurvitz
Jennifer Johnston
Ellen Kelley-McHale
Jordan Kessler
Denise Kracz
Jean Lightman
Jonathan MacAdam
Leslie Mahoney
Nicholas Anthony Mancini
Susanne Meterko
Andy Newman
Carole Parrish
Ilse Plume
Mary Pope
Deb Richardson
Mike Roche
Sarah Scoville
Howard Sturges
Hilary Taylor
Charity Tremblay
Joe Wallace
Jerry Wedge
Barbara Willis

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

Jennifer and Wilson Schünemann
Sara Wilson and Emanuele Angelino

Gala Committee Chair

Ellen McHale

Gala Committee

Suzanne Broxson
Gail Burr
Joan Freeman
Liz Gross
Julie Hagan
Deanna Hargraves
Jaimee Healy
Mary Hull
Cathy Jenkins
Allie Kussin
Debra Rutter
Melinda Shumway
Priscilla White Sturges





05/04/2019 - 6:30pm
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