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23rd Annual A Gala Evening Dates & Theme Announced

January 14, 2013

The Western Nebraska Community College Vocal Music Program, under the direction of Rita Stinner, will present the 23rd annual A Gala Evening

at the Gering Civic Center on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23.


The 2013 theme, "All You Need is Love," will include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Billionaire" from Glee, "I'm Outta Here" from Ghost the Musical, the Josh Groban hit "Higher Window," "In My Life" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and the 2013 theme song, "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles.


Stinner, WNCC music program and choral activities director, said of the project, "The quality of our program grows each and every year. This year is no exception. The level of student talent is so impressive, and we look forward to presenting another fabulous gala, this year exploring the spectrum of love's effect on us all. We examine love of friends and family, love lost, and love found. This should be a gala to remember."


A Gala Evening begins with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. and dinner service following at 6:45 p.m. The dinner menu features: brie-filled phyllo cup with Kahlua pecan glaze; ardadian greens with apple, pomegranate, goat cheese, and walnuts; ancho chile rubbed chicken breast with Southwest créme sauce; garlic and boursin mashers; Southwestern stuffed tomatoes with cilantro and Monterrey jack; cornbread and butter; and tres leches with caramel.


All seating is reserved and by advance sale only. Seating is limited and tickets have sold out each of the last 16 years. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 21 and credit cards are accepted. Individual tickets are $27.50 and Angel tickets (preferred seating and recognition) are $50. Tickets may be purchased at the WNCC Business Office, 308.635.6020.  Corporate tables of eight seats (preferred seating, program advertisement, and recognition) are available for $400 by calling Mary Ann Hospodka at 308.630.6103.