WaterTower Theatre celebrates a return to the arts with the Le Fete Rouge Violette: The Red and Purple Ball

WaterTower Theatre celebrates a return to the arts with the Le Fete Rouge Violette: The Red and Purple Ball

Addison, TX, February 10, 2023 — WaterTower Theatre will host its 2023 gala, Le Fete Rouge et Violette, The Red and Purple Ball: Broadway Meets the Runway, on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The event will celebrate the return to the arts in grand fashion, and will honor Deylnda Moravec, longtime WaterTower friend, contributor and employee, for whom the lobby at the WaterTower Theatre will be named.

WaterTower Theatre Gala return back to the Addison Conference Center, and will be held on-site on the Terry Martin Mainstage and will be a celebration to the return to the arts, with a French-inspired menu by celebrity chef Blythe Beck, and special performances by Morgan Mabry and Max J. Swarner, Kevin Davis Jr., Mikki Hankins and John-Michael Marrs. This year’s event is sponsored in part by The Town of Addison, Oncor and evolv Consulting.

“The gala is an opportunity to celebrate the return to the arts to our community,” said Shane Peterman, producing artistic director of WaterTower. “The pandemic really took a toll on the arts industry. But now, we’re seeing full houses and sold out shows. It’s really something special. We’re ready to celebrate that with the whole community.”

The event will also spotlight the theater’s commitment to education.

“The pandemic taught us a lot about who we are at our core and what part we can play in ensuring that the next generation of theater professionals have access to the tools they need, especially here in our local community,” said Elizabeth Kensek, Associate Producer of WaterTower. “This year’s gala will also benefit our education program and highlight the beautiful work of students from Rowlett High School.” WaterTower has partnered with Garland ISD to create a magnet program for music theater students there.

WaterTower will also host an after party immediately following the gala featuring performances by Ginger Layne and DJ Chris Brown. Gala attendees will receive complimentary access to the after party, though tickets for the after party alone are also available. A cocktail hour with complimentary beverages by Angel’s Envy will be held at the beginning of the event.

Tickets to the gala are $250 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 972-450-6232 or visiting WTTGala.com.

About WaterTower Theatre:

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. In March 2019, Shane Peterman joined WTT in his current leadership position as Producing Artistic Director. WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, The Column, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 600 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, The Texas Instruments Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre’s current 2022 -2023 season is also supported, in part, through the generosity of its many civic, corporate, and foundation donors including Oncor Electric, evolv Consulting, and individual donors Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Phillip and Janeva Longacre, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, Timothy P. Horan, Dr. Joseph Luttmer, Linda Leigh Grigsby, Ralph Weber, Jay Langhurst, Deborah and Craig Sutton, Anita and Tom Braun, and Rosalind and Mervyn Benjet.