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Honorary Chairs Martha and Wally Henkel invite you to join us on December 10, 2021 for The Phoenix Theatre Company Applause! Gala: A Night in Memphis honoring heroes in the community who impact women, children, and the arts through their philanthropic endeavors, and directly benefits our outreach programs and community service initiatives. This season’s extraordinary event will honor:

Humanitarian Award

Ivy and Joe Ciolli

Angel of the Art

William A. Pope

Woman Who Cares

Jennifer Moser

Man of Character

Rob Walton

Company Who Cares

Manley Films


Our celebration will include a cocktail reception, dinner - provided by M Catering, and a show on our Mainstage that includes performances from the characters of the new musical Million Dollar Quartet Christmas (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis), paying personalized tribute to this year's honorees!

We know you won’t want to miss this season’s magnificent event! Contact Marisa Butler at 602.889.5288 or email at for more details on tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

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