Glitter and Be Gala

  • March 2, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Z&M Twisted Vines Vineyard

    24305 Loring Road
    Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Ticket Price $25.00 This event is now over

NOW OFFERING concert-only tickets for $25!

Offer valid only until 3/2/2024 at 12:00 p.m. Does not include food or drink. Taxes and fees still apply.

Step into the grandeur of Lawrence Opera Theatre's Glitter and Be Gala, a jubilant celebration nestled in the scenic embrace of Z&M Twisted Vines Vineyard on March 2, 2024.

This not-to-be-missed fundraising event promises an evening of enchantment, where your ticket becomes your key to supporting the arts while reveling in a symphony of experiences. Delight in a sumptuous dinner, savor the ambiance with one complimentary drink, and immerse yourself in the excitement of our exclusive silent auction.

As we raise our glasses to our 15th season, your presence ensures an unforgettable night of opera, musical theatre, elegance, and philanthropy. Lawrence Opera Theatre, a cultural cornerstone since 2009, has filled the summer air with the melodious strains of opera in Lawrence, Topeka, and the KC metro region. Join us at Z&M Twisted Vines Vineyard for a night that honors our history and propels us toward an even more vibrant future.

Secure your tickets now and be part of this historic celebration. Your support through this fundraising gala allows us to continue making opera accessible and ensures a legacy that resonates through the ages.

Dinner, a drink, the allure of the silent auction, and the joy of supporting the arts—don't miss your chance to be a part of Lawrence Opera Theatre's legacy. Opera, musical theatre, and a preview of our 2024 mainstage opera Don Giovanni promises to delight! Purchase your tickets today and help us write the next chapter in our cultural journey!

Single tickets, half table tickets (comprised of 4 single tickets), and full table tickets (comprised of  8 single tickets) available. Tickets are inclusive of entry, dinner, one free drink ticket, the concert, and silent auction access. The dinner includes a choice of steak or butter and dill salmon, glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase. Silent auction winners announced at intermission. 

Informal cocktail hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. includes special themed drinks - this is your chance to hang out, check out the gorgeous venue, and taste some wonderful wine! Doors open at 5:45, the silent auction will begin at that time. Dinner will begin at 6:00, and the concert will begin at 6:30. It is requested that guests dress in formal attire.

Performers include:

  • Megan Widger, piano
  • Payton Boldt, Soprano
  • Nicole Burkhart, Soprano
  • Tim Dennison, Tenor
  • Monica Johnson, Soprano
  • Linda Jorgenson, Soprano
  • Neal Long, Tenor
  • Emily Lynn, Soprano
  • Anna Mans, Soprano
  • Kathleen Morgan, Soprano
  • Evan Nelson, Bass
  • Christina Casey Ray, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Jonathan Ray, Tenor
  • Hugo Vera, Tenor

Featuring Met Opera tenor Hugo Vera and an ensemble of talented performers, our gala promises a night of extraordinary artistry. Join us for a wide array of songs from musical theatre and opera, including "Being Alive," "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" ("The Doll Aria"), and "Glitter and Be Gay."

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 2, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Z&M Twisted Vines Vineyard

24305 Loring Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66044 Z&M Twisted Vines Vineyard
Lawrence Opera Theatre, Inc.

Lawrence Opera Theatre ("LOT") is a dynamic cultural organization founded in 2009 by tenor Hugo Vera and Holly White. Rooted in Lawrence, Kansas, LOT's mission is to fill the void of opera during the summer season in Lawrence, Topeka, and the KC metro region. Guided by the belief in the transformative power of music, words, and great art, LOT provides a broad spectrum of music, drama, and cultural services to Lawrence, Douglas County, and the entire state of Kansas.

LOT's history reflects remarkable growth and innovation. What began with a program of opera scenes recorded and sent to Lawrence's sister city Eutin, Germany, has evolved into a flourishing program offering fully staged productions, concerts, and a musical theatre cabaret. Under the artistic direction of Hugo Vera, LOT has gained recognition for thematic and innovative programming, celebrating the works of opera masters (both well known and up-and-coming) and exploring contemporary adaptations.

Dedicated to community engagement, LOT actively builds partnerships and collaborates with various venues, bringing high-quality performances to Lawrence and beyond. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, LOT is committed to making opera accessible to diverse audiences, welcoming participants from across the nation. including professionals, emerging vocal artists, and community singers.

Experience the magic of Lawrence Opera Theatre, where passion meets performance, and the timeless art of opera comes to life. Join us in celebrating our 15th season and be a part of an organization that resonates with the rich cultural tapestry of Lawrence and beyond.

Season 15 will take place in August, 2024, and includes:

  • "A 'LOT' of Alums Come Home, A Concert" (in collaboration with 23rd Street Brewery)
  • "Angels & Demons, an Evening of Opera Scenes and Arias" (in collaboration with Theatre Lawrence)
  • "Heroes & Villains, a Musical Theatre Cabaret" (in collaboration with Theatre Lawrence)
  • "The Path to Heaven," by Adam Gorb (Regional debut, in collaboration with the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation)
  • "Trial by Jury," by Gilbert & Sullivan (in collaboration with Theatre Lawrence)
  • "Don Giovanni," by Mozart (in collaboration with Theatre Lawrence)