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WNCC's 24th Annual A Gala Evening Dates & Theme Announced

January 06, 2014

The Western Nebraska Community College Vocal Music Program, under the direction of Rita Stinner, presents the 24th annual A Gala Evening at the Gering Civic Center on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22.


The 2014 theme, "Dancing Through Life," includes "Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd, "Outcast" from Glee, "The Impossible Dream " from Man of La Mancha, "Popular" from Wicked, plus hits from Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, The Blues Brothers, Jefferson Starship, and more. The evening is topped off with "Dancing Through Life" from the Broadway show Wicked. 


Stinner, WNCC music program and choral activities director, said of the project, "We continue to have an exceptionally high level of talent this year. We began the year with a featured performance in Seattle at the National ACCT Convention and the students have continued to impress with their fine talent and work habits ever since. Excitement is high. We look forward to presenting another fabulous gala, this year exploring our path through life, with all its many detours, and how we each make the best of it all. Every vocal music ensemble at WNCC will be featured as we explore great music around this theme."  


A Gala Evening begins with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. and dinner service following at 6:45 p.m. The dinner menu features: orange, beet, and fennel salad; chicken imperial with white wine and mushroom sauce; boursin mashers swirled with sweet potato; matchstick roasted vegetables; artisan breads; and red velvet whoopie pie with berries. 


All seating is reserved and by advance sale only. Seating is limited and tickets have sold out each of the last 17 years. Individual tickets go on sale Monday, January 20 and credit cards are accepted. Individual tickets are $27.50 and Angel tickets (preferred seating and recognition) are $50. Tickets may be purchased at the WNCC Business Office, 308.635.6020.  Corporate tables of eight seats (preferred seating, program advertisement, and recognition) are available now for $400 by calling Mary Ann Hospodka at 308.635.6103.