The 26th Anniversary Gala: Backstage Pass




Gala Program


auction packages





Gala Attire

On the Gala invites it asks that attendees dress in all black formal attire. Why is that?

It is tradition for the backstage crew to wear all black during a show so as to be invisible to the audience. Therefore, in keeping with the theme of Backstage Pass, attendees are encouraged to wear their formal show blacks. 

So bring on the black! But don't worry, we won't send you home for a pop of color!

gala meal choices

Portland Center Stage is thrilled to have Art of Catering back to provide exceptional meal choices for our
Curtains Up! Annual Gala: Backstage Pass.

This year, you and your guests will I have the opportunity to choose from the following menu selections:

Broadway Review’s Prime Rib served with Horseradish Sauce


21 Club's Roasted Northwest Sea Bass served with a Light Green Curry Sauce
Garnished with Colorful Root Vegetables


Both meat entrees will be accompanied by:

Multigrain Rice Risotto with Chanterelles and Fresh Herbs
Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and Herbs
Artisan Rolls with spiced crème butter


The evening’s vegetarian option is:

Vegetable Torta: Layers of Thinly Sliced Organic Willamette Valley Vegetables with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and a Drizzle of Argumato


Please email your guests' names and meal choices to our Event Coordinator, Kate Bowman, at, by Friday May 9.

For more information

Contact Associate Development Director Jennifer Goldsmith at or 503.445.3748.

See you at the ball!



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