Portland, March 19, 2016. Broadway Rose Theatre Company hosted its annual fundraising gala at the New Stage Theatre in Tigard. This year’s event, entitled the Silver Soirée, was a celebration of the organization’s 25th Anniversary Season. The gala raised a record-breaking $90,000 and drew over 135 guests, including Rep. Margaret Doherty and Title Sponsor Bonnie Conger. Attendees celebrated this milestone season with food, wine, and décor highlighting the theatre’s history. The evening’s program included music by The Libertine Belles as well as performances by actors who have performed in Broadway Rose productions through the years. The Boeing Company and the Broadway Rose Theatre Guild were the evening’s sponsors. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus Photography)

Broadway Rose founders, Sharon Maroney and Dan Murphy, close the show with a performance of “Marry Me Now” from Will Rogers Follies.

Broadway Rose founders, Sharon Maroney and Dan Murphy, entertained supporters with a performance of “Marry Me Now” from Will Rogers Follies.

Producing Artistic Director Sharon Maroney greets Rep. Margaret Doherty

Producing Artistic Director Sharon Maroney greets Rep. Margaret Doherty

Actors from Broadway Rose productions – past and present – on hand to celebrate

Actors from Broadway Rose productions, past and present, were on hand to celebrate.

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From Broadway Rose Theater:

Mission
To create unparalleled musical theater experiences that invigorate audiences and enrich our communities.

About Broadway Rose
Broadway Rose Theatre Company has been entertaining audiences with professionally produced Broadway musicals, comedies, and revues since 1992 and is proud to be Oregon’s premier musical theater company.

The company offers six mainstage productions, two children’s musicals, and a teen workshop production each year, as well as special events such as staged readings and cabaret performances. In addition, Broadway Rose boasts excellent educational outreach programming including drama camps, technical internships, and original educational musicals in partnership with the Tigard/Tualatin School District.

In 2008 Broadway Rose achieved two long-term goals: having its own facility and performing year-round. The Tigard/Tualatin School District and Broadway Rose entered into a creative partnership in which Broadway Rose renovated a derelict “cafetorium” at C.F. Tigard Elementary School. After a successful $2,000,000 capital campaign supported by local foundations and philanthropists in the community, the company moved into the New Stage, a state-of-the-art theater, and found a permanent home. While the company continues to perform at the Deb Fennell Auditorium each summer, Broadway Rose is now able to provide first class musical entertainment to its community year-round.

Broadway Rose has earned a reputation for artistic excellence and financial stability thanks to the generous support of individuals, foundations and local businesses.  The company is also supported by over 300 volunteers including a dynamic board of directors, advisory board, volunteers at each performance, and The Broadway Rose Theatre Guild.

As the largest professional musical theater company in the region, Broadway Rose plays an important role in enriching the community’s culture. Patrons attend from throughout the area, with 47% of the audience residing in Washington County, 21% in Clackamas County, 20% in Multnomah County and 12% in various cities as far away as Eugene, Longview, and Hood River.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company is committed to increasing opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts. Working to retain Portland’s talent pool and attract new talent to the area, the company strives to set a standard of excellence by which other theaters can measure their successes.

Broadway Rose Theatre was selected as one of the “100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon” by Oregon Business Magazine in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and it was selected as the 2009 “Business of the Year” by the Tigard Chamber of Commerce.

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