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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 


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BOTAR – Spring Meeting

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Children’s Mercy – Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

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