Acting with the Stars

Feb 14 2018


Wednesday, ​February 14, 2018 @ 6pm

Event Location:

The Horizon Room at The Fort Worth Club
306 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, 76102

Dress: Black Tie Optional
First Course: Fort Worth Club Caesar Salad - Baby Romaine, Candied Pecans, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Tortilla Strips, Caesar Dressing
Second Course: Honey Drizzled Pecan Crusted Chicken - Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes, Apple and Cabbage Slaw, Seasonal Vegetables Mustard Beurre Blanc
Third Course: Key Lime Pie with Mango Sauce with coffee service
Substitutions are available upon request for those with dietary restrictions.

Dinner Entertainment: Guitarist Chris Dunklin
Christopher Dunklin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and guitar teacher in Dallas, Texas. Though primarily a guitar instrumentalist, Dunklin has co-founded and performed with many professional bands as a keyboardist, singer, and trumpet player. While Dunklin's musical repertoire spans a diverse range of music, he has dedicated his solo career to the ambient genre with heavy latin, jazz, and alternative influences.



$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.

(a portion of each ticket or sponsorship is tax-deductible)

Order tickets: boxoffice [at] (subject: AWTS%20Sponsor%20Inquiry) or 817-784-9378

Become a sponsor at any level: boxoffice [at] (subject: AWTS%20Sponsor%20Inquiry) or 817-784-9378

The Gunslinger.  The Professor.  The Humanitarian.  The Doctor.  The Activist.  The Philanthropist.

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 competition 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? Terese Moncrief, North Texas philanthropist, could support the grand prize all-the-way-home 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!)

The silent auction will be available for online and mobile bidding starting February 1st. The silent auction will close at 7:50pm on Feb 14, 2018.  Check back here for a link to the auction.


2018 AWTS Competitors:  

Eva Bonilla (Owner and President, Vamos DFW Tours, LLC and 2017 winner)...with actor Mark Shum and director Jakie Cabe will present a scene from The Exchange

Don Mills (TCU Distinguished Professor of Education Leadership and 2015 winner)... with actress Amber Devlin and director Alan Shorter will present a scene from The Magnificent Yankee

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 Maas will present a scene from On Golden Pond

Bo Soderbergh (Executive Director of Tarrant Area Food Bank and 2013 winner)... with actress Shannon McGrann and director Robin Armstrong will present a scene from Network

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 will present a scene from First Date

Therese Moncrief (Philanthropist)... with Stan Graner and directed by Richard Allen will present a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire

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 2018 Acting with the Stars trophy!

​All proceeds benefit Stage West Theatre, a 501-c-3 non-profit.​