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KCRep – 2019 Gala “The Cast Party”

The Cast Party, KCRep’s 2019 Gala, was held on May 10th at The Abbott. Ellen and Irv Hockaday were honored with the inaugural Mac Award, named for KC Rep’s founder Dr. Patricia McIlrath, for their longtime support and advocacy of KC Rep and the arts in Our Town. Guests enjoyed a performance by Broadway’s Shoshana Bean, who stole away from her starring role in Waitress for this one-night-only event.

Brad Korris, Missy Bruhn, and Suzy and Scott Hall, board chairman


Guests listened to remarks from Mayor Sly James.


Ellen and Irv Hockaday, honorees


Partygoers were dazzled by Shoshana Bean’s performance.


Chris Hernandez and Paul Montiel


Deanna and Greg Graves, honorary co-chairmen; with Peggy and Terry Dunn


Greg and Deanna Graves and Bill and Beth Zollars, honorary co-chairmen; Jeff Dobbs and Roshann Parris, chairmen; and Leo and Yvette Morton and Mark and Mary Jorgenson, honorary co-chairmen (out of camera range) Gisele and Brad Sprong, vice chairmen; and Geri and Dave Frantze and Jean and Tom McDonnell, honorary co-chairmen

Also featured in the July 20, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel 


Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 46th Annual Snow Ball

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ 46th Annual Snow Ball will be held on January 18th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Friends from St. Ann and St. Paul’s Catholic parishes…

The Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

Hallbrook Country was the beautiful setting for The Symphony League’s Holiday Luncheon. The festive event was held on December 11th. Symphony Ball Chairman Mary Leonida presented a check from the…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – The Nutcracker Ball

On November 23rd, the Kansas City Ballet Guild presented The Nutcracker Ball at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Peggy Beal was the chairman, and Sandy and Dr. Roger…

Kansas City Young Matrons – Mistletoe Party

Hallbrook Country Club was the beautiful setting for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ annual Mistletoe Party on December 6th. The festive event featured a delicious dinner and dancing. James and…