The Gunslinger. The Horserider. The Professor. The Humanitarian. The Doctor. The Activist.
These six winners are back to defend their season wins at the Grand Finale event that will determine Acting with the Stars' ultimate champion! Experience a gala event like no other as this live reality show contest unfolds before your eyes!
Will it be Jeff Halstead, Fort Worth's former Chief of Police who packs the heat needed to steal the trophy away, or Bo Soderbergh, the Executive Director of Tarrant Area Food Bank who serves up the right drama? Stacie McDavid, CEO of McDavid Companies could easily ride off into the sunset with the grand prize but not without a fight from the Distinguished Professor Don Mills or the Queen of the Latin Scene Eva Bonilla. No doubt all will walk away patched up thanks to Dr. Janice Knebl, but her price for those stitches may be the championship title itself.
Stage West's signature fundraiser, Acting with the Stars, has been an annual favorite since 2012. Whether celebrating live theatre, Valentine's Day or both, this glamorous event is a fun-filled and unique way to spend an evening in support of the arts. The night begins with a hosted wine hour complete with silent auction and quick-return photos to commemorate the evening. Afterwards, each guest will enjoy a delicious three-course meal while Stage West's artists entertain.
The title event begins after dinner as each guest watches six short scenes put together by our six AWTS Champions, their scene partners (the region's finest actors) and their directors (the best of the best in local theatre!).
2018 AWTS Competitors:
Eva Bonilla (Owner and President, Vamos DFW Tours, LLC and 2017 winner)...with actor Mark Shum and director Jakie Cabe
Stacie McDavid (C.E.O. of McDavid Companies and 2016 winner)...with actor Stan Graner and director Jim Covault
Don Mills (TCU Distinguished Professor of Education Leadership and 2015 winner)... with actress Amber Devlin and director Alan Shorter
Janice Knebl (DO MBA DSWOP Chair in Clinical Geriatrics, Chief, Division of Geriatrics, UNTHSC and 2014 winner)... with actor Jim Covault and director Penny Ayn Mass
Bo Soderbergh (Executive Director of Tarrant Area Food Bank and 2013 winner)... with actress Shannon McGrann and director Robin Armstrong
Jeffrey Halstead (Former Fort Worth Chief of Police, Founder/CEO of The Halstead Group and 2012 winner)... with actress Dana Schultes and director Robin Armstrong
After the scenes, each guest votes for their favorite to win, and can even buy additional votes in support of Stage West and their favorite star!! The evening concludes with the presentation of the 2017 Acting with the Stars trophy!
February 14, 2018 @ 6pm
The Horizon Room at The Fort Worth Club
306 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, 76102
Dress: Black Tie Optional
Meal: TBA - substitutions are available upon request for those with dietary restrictions.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS! Purchase your tickets by 5pm Dec 22 to get special price of $125 per seat!
(a portion of each ticket or sponsorship is tax-deductible)
$10,000 Aphrodite Sponsorship includes all of the above plus production underwriter status for the 2018-19 Season (your name will headline our season brochure and other publicity mentions).
$5000 Cupid Sponsorship includes all of the above plus two 2017-18 season tickets and recognition as underwriter for Don't Dress for Dinner (summer 2018).
$2000 Romantic Sponsorship includes dinner for 10, 2 bottles of wine, recognition at event and membership in Stage West's Patron Members group.
$150 Individual Ticket includes all activities at the event including dinner.
For tickets and to become a sponsor at any level: order tickets at boxoffice [at] stagewest.org (subject: AWTS%20Sponsor%20Inquiry) or phone 817-784-9378
All proceeds benefit Stage West Theatre, a 501-c-3 non-profit.
Acting with the Stars 2018 Honorary Chairs:
The Stage West Theatre Board of Directors
Larry and Karen Anfin
Aaron Patrick DeClerk
Subie and Phil Greene
Tonya Wilson Brown