Gala at The Gordy

Dates & Times

Gala at The Gordy

April 1

Tickets start at $1,750 | Tables start at $15,000


Follow the white rabbit to Gala at The Gordy 2023!

On April 1st, 2023, chairs Alicia and Garrett Gordy will host Welcome to Wonderland, an evening of spectacular fun, entertainment, and community. All funds raised benefit Stages.  The evening will honor Phillips 66 for their outstanding support of Stages and the arts in Houston.


Welcome to Wonderland will feature an incredible world premiere cirque performance created just for Stages, as well as a fabulous three-course seated dinner with wine pairings curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, and a covetable silent auction carefully selected by auction chair Kerry Walker and committee member Kalinda Campbell


Gala at The Gordy, Stages’ signature annual fundraising event, is a night devoted to fun and celebration, where you can connect with friends while supporting Stages’ mission to make plays and tell stories for Houston. 


Proceeds support our varied year-round season of theater, community engagement programming like the Night Market, and education and accessibility initiatives such as our Young Artists Conservatory, ASLI and sensory-friendly performances, and Stages’ industry-leading Mentor/Mentee program.


Stay tuned for details on Gala at The Gordy 2024!


The Details

When & Where

  • 6:30PM to 12:00AM
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • The Gordy


  • Dress as your favorite Stages character, in mad foolish attire,
  • Or dress to impress for all to admire!

The Party

Begin at the beginning…

6:30 PM | Cocktail Reception

WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: An Evening of Fantastical Oddities
7:30 PM | Live Performance

8:45 PM | Three-course Dinner Provided by City Kitchen with Premium Wine Pairings

Through the Looking Glass…


10:30 PM


The Silent Auction

Stages’ silent auction is known for being fun and fabulous!  Anyone can participate, whether you’re bidding from afar or joining us for Gala at The Gordy on Saturday, April 1, 2023. All you need is a mobile device or web browser!


Register to Bid


The Entertainment

Welcome to Wonderland: An Evening of Fantastical Oddities will feature over-the-(big)top circus performances including jaw-dropping aerial dance, spectacular acrobatics, juggling, and SO MUCH MORE!

This stunning world-premiere production showcases all live music including original songs written by Denver-based band, The Whimsy of Things.  With thrills guaranteed to surprise and delight, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!

The Leaders

Alicia and Garrett Gordy, Chairmen

Alicia and Garrett Gordy

Kerry Walker, Auction Chair

Kerry Walker, pictured with husband Charles
Auction Chair

Kalinda Campbell, Auction Committee 

Kalinda Campbell
Auction Committee

Chris Shepherd, Wine Chair

Chris Shepherd
Wine Chair