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Virginia Stage Company's Set the Stage Gala

Timeline of Events

6:00 pm - Onsite attendees arrive (sponsors and table host attendees)

6:30 pm - Virtual Cocktail Event begins (cocktail ticket holders)

7:00 pm - Main Event begins

7:45 pm - Auctions and Raffle closes

8:15 pm - Event ends

If you need tech support for the event please call (757) 627-1234. If you are a virtual ticket holder and have not received your virtual link please call tech support or email us at TECH SUPPORT.

Thank you for joining us at our annual gala as we "Set the Stage" for our return to the Wells Theatre.

Although we are limited in our ability to be together in person this year, we cordially invite you to join us from the comfort of your home for an evening of celebration with Virginia Stage Company. Tickets to the virtual program begin at $10 and sponsorship opportunities with limited in-person seating for the live event at the Wells Theatre are available. We are thrilled to bring you an evening of performances, virtual silent auction, and other surprises to help raise funds for VSC!  

 We know it's been a year, to say the least. We want to thank you for staying by our side as we navigate through these challenging times.  Although our stage has been dark, VSC has never stopped doing what we do best: enriching, educating, and entertaining the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality. Whether it be through our virtual offerings, workshops or events we have been hard at work.

Your support of VSC's "Set the Stage" Gala will help us bring back staff and artist, as we ramp up production in preparation for our 43rd Season and support the outreach, education and accessibility programs, including Public Works Virginia, that help to serve and enrich our community.


Thank you again for your support of VSC!

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Help Virginia Stage Company "Set the Stage" for the future by making a contribution today.

The Sponsorship Deadline for "Set the Stage" has past, however limited opportunities are still available. Please contact April Le for more information, april@vastage.org.


Virginia Stage Company's Fabulous Gala Committee

Chair: Jackie King

Chris Abbate

Donna Bausch

Lynn Cobb

Carol Mueller

Scotty Reed

Leslie Shroyer

Justin Topping

General Event Questions

**Please remember once you register your link is specific to you. If you would like to share information about the Gala please copy and paste the following link, https://VSCSettheStage.givesmart.com, log out of the site and then share it.**

 Is my ticket tax deductible? 

Yes, depending on the ticket you purchase all or a portion of it is tax deductible. Virginia Stage Company is a 501 c3 non profit, tax id #54-0829234.

 When will I get my link to the performance?

Links will be sent out 24 hours prior to the performance start time via email. It is important that you give us a valid email that you can access during weekend hours. Links will go "live" at 5:30pm for cocktail ticket holders and 7:00pm for event only ticket purchasers. Please email Kandis if you have not received your link.

I am at a sponsor table and will be in person at the event, do I need to wear a mask?

Following the guidance of the CDC and Virginia Department of Health, masks will be optional for vaccinated guests at the Gala. Masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated guests.

Do I have to pay the credit card fees?

Although it is appreciated, you do not have to pay for the fees. Just uncheck the box during check out and the fee will be removed. 

  Auction and Bidding Questions

Do I have to register a credit card to bid? 

Yes, registering a credit card will make the check out process quicker. You will be prompted and will have to approve all charges during the check out process. If you have questions regarding an item on your receipt, please contact Kandis Hyde

How do I pay for my item once I win?

We require that you put a credit card on file when bidding on items for an easy, quick check out. At the end of the night on 6/12, you'll be able to go to your activity and check out with just a few clicks! If you prefer to pay by check, please reach out to Kandis Hyde for information on how to send in your payment. If you do not check out within 24 hours of the event, you give Virginia Stage Company permission to automatically process your transaction.  You will receive a minimum of 2 notifications via text or email before we will charge your card on file.

How do I retrieve or arrange my auction item/experience?

A VSC staff member will contact you after the auction closes on 6/12 with all the pertinent information you need to know for the next steps in fulfilling your auction win. Keep an eye on your email inbox! If the item can't be mailed, the exact pick up times currently are:

June 15th - 12-6pm

June 16th - 10-4pm

June 17th - 9-2pm

Please note that it will state whether or not the item can be shipped in the item description.

Contact Kandis Hyde at khyde@vastage.org for additional questions.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Ann P. Stokes Landscape Architects

Donna Bausch

Dr. Sally Clarkson and Dr. John Herre

Leroy and Cora Collins

Lauren and Nick Conner

Davey & Brogan, P.C.

Susan Einhorn

Tyler and Sunshine Leinbach

Barbara and Donald Lipskis

Morgan Stanley, the Pierson Russi Group

Palladium Registered Investment Advisors

Port of Virginia

Chad and Lucy Quaintance

Thank you to our Table Sponsors:

Brian and Jackie King

Barry and Peggy Pollara

Scott and Sharon Reed

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For questions regarding sponsorships or payments please contact Kandis Hyde

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