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Stretch Your Soul

A gala performance and celebration in support of Chamber Dance Project’s Family Matinee and Lansburgh Theatre Season
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Katzen Arts Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Young Professional – $150
  • - Discount available to attendees under 35.
Patron Ticket Level – $250
  • - Includes two passes to our June 14 Open Rehearsal and Reception with the Artists.
Silver Patron Level – $450.00
  • - Gallery champagne reception at 6pm before Gala with the Artistic Director.
  • - Premier performance and dinner seating.
  • - Recognition in the Gala Program (If purchased by February 16th).
  • - Recognition in the Lansburg Theater Performance program.
  • - Invitation for two guests to our Springtime Rooftop Concert by our Quartet.
  • - Two passes to our June 14 Open Rehearsal and Reception with the Artists
Gold Benefactor Table – $5,000
  • - Table for 8 guests and one artist.
  • - Gallery champagne reception at 6pm before Gala with the Artistic Director.
  • - Artist at your table.
  • - Complimentary champagne with dinner.
  • - Premiere seating for performance and dinner.
  • - Recognition in the Gala Program (If purchased by February 16th).
  • - Recognition in the Lansburg Theater Performance program.
  • - Invitation for 10 guests for our Quartet’s Springtime Rooftop concert.
  • - Ten passes to our June 14 Open Rehearsal and Reception with the Artists.
  • - Donation of 20 Family matinee performance tickets to charity of your choice.

Free parking is available on Massachusetts Avenue below Katzen Arts Center

Murray Horwitz, Host

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Murray Horwitz’s is a Tony Award-winning playwright, lyricist, and stage director.  His accomplishments include originating the hit NPR comedy quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, co-authoring the hit Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, and writing the song lyrics for John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby at The Metropolitan OperaIn 2014, he wrote and directed Of Thee We Sing: The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration for Washington Performing Arts (where he is Director of Special Projects) at DAR Constitution Hall.  His other playwriting credits include Sole Sisters at LaMama E.T.C. and Hard Sell at the Public Theater in New York; RFK – The Journey to Justice for L.A. Theatreworks; and, most recently, a musical for young audiences, The Magic Tree House: A Night In New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and Will Osborne.  The winner of three Peabody Awards, numerous ASCAP songwriting awards, Tony, Obie, and N.Y. Drama Critics Circle awards (for Ain’t Misbehavin’), two National Medals of Arts (for NPR Cultural Programming and Washington Performing Arts), and the Order of Arts and Letters from the government of France, Murray began his career as a clown in the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus.  He appears occasionally as a commentator on NPR, and as a panelist on public radio’s Says You!

Thanks to supporters like you, we reached our goal of raising $20,000 to receive a Matching Grant! With the extraordinary generosity of an anonymous donor match, all donations up to $20,000 received by December 31, 2014. Several patrons have responded with gifts sponsoring individual artists, the Music Fund and the June season, and we're thrilled to announce we have reached our goal! Your →