Following on the heels of Arena Stage's public ribbon-cutting opening of the Mead Center for American Theater on Oct. 23, the company celebrated the completion of a decade-long journey to reopen its new home in Southwest DC with an Oct. 25 Opening Gala Celebration, featuring performances by Alice Ripley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more.
The special evening featured cocktails, dinner and an exclusive one-night-only performances by The Manzari Brothers and Tony Award winners Alice Ripley and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as the cast of the Arena Stage production of Oklahoma! Award-winning journalist and ABC7/WJLA-TV lead anchor Leon Harris emceed the evening.
Here's a look at the Gala:
Arena Stage Reopening Gala With Alice Ripley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More