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An evening of good fortune for all



Palo Alto Players Gala 2019: East Meets West

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 5pm

University Club of Palo Alto

3277 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto



Join your fellow theatre lovers and supporters for an evening of gourmet dining and performances inspired by our upcoming production of FLOWER DRUM SONG, exciting silent and live auctions, and the second annual Dessert Dash!


Honoring Palo Alto Players' Photographer Joyce Goldschmid.


Your generous support and the funds raised at the event will be used to further our mission of providing high quality, performing arts programming to local audiences and production participants and to expand our community outreach.




All tickets include seated dinner (choice of beef, fish, or vegetarian), drinks, live entertainment, and auction access.


  • Single Ticket: $150 ($50 tax deductible)
  • Table of 10: $1,500 ($500 tax deductible)
  • Premium* Table of 10: $2,500 ($1,000 tax deductible)


* Premium table receives listing in the event program as a gala table sponsor, premium gala seating, plus 10 tickets to Flower Drum Song at Palo Alto Players.


Reserve your seats online today or by calling our Box Office at 650-329-0891 (T-F, 11am - 4pm).

Want to make your evening as enjoyable and as stress free as possible by skipping the check-out line?! Pre-register your credit card with us for any auction items, raffle tickets, or special appeal contributions you may win/bid on at the event by filling out a Credit Card Payment Authorization Form and bringing it with you to check-in at the Gala or call our Box Office at 650-329-0891 to pre-register your credit card!


Unable to attend? Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Palo Alto Players!



Support Palo Alto Players and 'Pick Your Paradise' in the Golden Ticket Raffle.


Prize: A private Villa in Bali? A South African Safari? Living “Under the Tuscan Sun? The winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle will have the opportunity to pick their paradise from the list below. 


Tickets: $100 (only 50 tickets will be sold) can only be purchased by calling 650-329-0891 or at the event on March 17, 2019.


Drawing: March 17, 2019 at the Gala. You do not have to be present at the gala to win.


Pick Your Paradise Vacations:

  • Exploring the beauty and serenity of Bali with a one-week stay in your own private villa located by the Indian Ocean.

  • Watching elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippo, zebra, cheetah and buffalo during an incredible six day/six night South African photo safari with four star accommodations.

  • Living “Under the Tuscan Sun” with a seven-day stay in a 1-bedroom home just a short walk to some of the finest restaurants in the charming Tuscan hillside town of Cortona.


As the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle, YOU will be able to select which part of paradise you want to enjoy.  All trips are for two (2) people and you have have two (2) years from date of purchase to use the package. 


*All meals are included in the Africa Safari option

*Airfare is NOT included in any of the trips

*No sales or transfers are permitted


Value: $3,100-$5,950 (depending on season and selection)

Donated by: Zulu Nyala Game Lodge and Sojourn Ventures

For more information on the Bali and "Under the Tuscan Sun" experiences, visit

For more information on the South African photo safari, visit

Please consider supporting this event by becoming a sponsor, donating auction items, or volunteering. 


Download a SPONSORSHIP AND AUCTION FORM and email to or mail to:


Palo Alto Players Att: 2019 Gala

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301


Contact Elizabeth Santana, Managing Director, at 650.363.8582 or for more information.