Superstar Liza Minnelli to Headline Stamford’s Palace Theatre’s 3rd Annual Gala Friday, March 30th, 8pm. Ms. Minnelli to receive the Arts Legacy Award

The Stamford Center for the Arts/Palace Theatre will host the 3rd Annual Palace Gala on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8pm with a benefit concert featuring Liza Minnelli. The proceeds from the March 30th concert will support the Stamford Center for the Arts Education Program.  The program, designed for thousands of area youth ages 4-18, many of whom are from our area’s underserved population, provides students with lifelong learning opportunities. As part of the Gala, Ms. Minnelli will receive the Arts Legacy Award which has previously been awarded to Diana Ross and Dave Brubeck. The concert and programs are made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsors PURDUE PHARMA L.P. and RFR STAMFORD.


Liza Minnelli is one of the entertainment world’s consummate performers.  One of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and four Tony Awards, 2012 marks 40 years since the release of “Cabaret,” for which she won an Oscar.  In film, on stage and in television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word “superstar.”


Gala Chair: Lynn DiMenna

Gala Committee: Sandy Goldstein, Pamela H. Lewanda, Maureen Pavia, Tracie Wilson

Michael L. Widland and Moira K. Lyons will receive the Arts Ovation Award.


The evening begins with a VIP Gala Cocktail Party for all Sponsors at 6:00 pm at The Palace Theatre. Ms. Minnelli will perform on the main stage following the cocktail reception. In addition, Artwork from Jo-Ann T. Claybourne will be on display in the Sackler Gallery.


All performances are held at the Stamford Center for the Arts’ Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901.

A limited number of Gala tickets at $350 are available, that includes the cocktail party, a show ticket and complimentary parking.   Other Gala concert tickets are available at: $185, $110, and $95.  To purchase Gala tickets, please call the Development Office at 203-517-3426. Concert only tickets can be purchased at the SCA website, www.scalive.org or charged by phone with major credit cards by calling the SCA Box Office at 203-325-4466. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office in downtown Stamford, CT. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm.


For additional information (directions, parking, restaurants, hotels) please visit the SCA website at www.scalive.org or call 203-325-4466.

About the Stamford Center for the Arts:
The vision of the Stamford Center for the Arts is to be the regional arts center for exciting entertainment that enhances and enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. The SCA strives to achieve this vision by demonstrating integrity in all work and relationships, providing service and quality in all activities, fostering and promoting diversity of thought, ideas and culture, providing stewardship for the Stamford Arts community, emphasizing outreach in our community, and offering creativity in all endeavors. Major funding provided by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

Sponsor include: Xerox Foundation , Anonymous , Gartner Inc., Pitney Bowes, Robinson and Cole LLP, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Anonymous ,

Cacace, Tusch & Santagata,Callari Auto Group, Frank Mercede & Sons, Inc., Gen Re, NBC Universal, Nestle Waters, Reckson  Division of SL Green

Stamford Gives Back, Seaboard Properties, Stamford Hospital Foundation ,Thomson Reuters, The Rich Foundation, The Whittingham Family Foundation, Ambient Corporation, Conair Corporation, First County Bank, Sandy & Bob Goldstein, Grade A ShopRite, Stamford Downtown Special Services District, Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Gari & Ira Danksy, William & Christine Merritt, Shelly Nichani , June & Rolf Rosenthal, Deborah & Chuck Royce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Van Brunt, DuBiago & Company, LLC.  Moffly Media, Fairfield Weekly. Sponsors as of March 2, 2012

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