ACT of CT to honor Heather Hillman and Rudy L. Ruggles Jr. at gala on April 1, tickets on sale February 15!

ACT of Connecticut's highly anticipated SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA is set for Saturday, April 1, 2023 at ACT of CT!

This year, ACT of CT will honor and recognize Heather Hillman and Rudy L. Ruggles Jr. with the theater’s Visionary Award. Heather is a Founding Board Member of ACT of CT and has created, developed, and continues to lead the theater's robust and expanding education and outreach programs. Rudy, a Ridgefield resident for some 50 years, has quietly encouraged and supported activities and organizations like ACT of CT that have found a home here.

Gala guests will enjoy a fun-filled cocktail reception with culinary delights provided by local restaurants, a fabulous silent & live auction and an incredible live show featuring performances from past (and upcoming!!) ACT of CT productions, followed by the BIG reveal: the announcement of the 2023/2024 season's line-up of shows! You never know what Broadway stars may grace ACT's stage! Gala guests will also be given the first opportunity to purchase season subscriptions for the 2023/2024 productions - ensuring access to the best seats in the house!

This event sells out every year. Guarantee your spot today by purchasing a sponsorship package that includes premium tickets to the event. Sponsorship levels start at $1,500.00. Current sponsors include:

Marquee Sponsors

Kristin & Darren Beylouni / Colonial Automobile Group

Karen & Todd Kipnes

Presenting Sponsors

The Beurket Family Foundation

Katie & Bill Diamond / Diamond Properties

Producing Sponsors

Rebecca & Scott Baglio

Ann & Steve Carlson

Directing Sponsors

Lori & John Berisford

Liz & Steven Goldstone


Gala tickets will go on sale on February 15, 2023.

The Gala is ACT of CT's main fundraiser of the year. All proceeds will support the theatre's mission of producing exceptional theatre in order to continue to elevate the level of entertainment in Fairfield County.

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Submitted by New Canaan, CT

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