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Metro Theater Company’s virtual gala AFTER DARK

Friday, September 25, 2020, 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Metro Theater Company (MTC)’s major fundraising event After Dark is going virtual. Originally scheduled for May 7, the gala was postponed to Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in response to COVID-19. MTC made the change in format to protect the health of its supporters and to expand the event’s audience worldwide.

After Dark is a celebration of MTC’s local impact and national reputation. Its new live streaming date comes at the start of MTC’s 48th season. The virtual gala features appearances from past and present Metro Theater Company artists, a range of fun video surprises, a highly curated silent auction, and a major announcement connected to MTC’s new strategic plan. Paid guests will enjoy drinks and a three-course meal from Butler’s Pantry as well as a special in-home party kit—all delivered directly to patrons’ doors.

Naretha Hopson and Suzie Nall are the co-chairs of After Dark. All proceeds of After Dark benefit MTC’s programming, including school arts integrated residencies, the Say Something, Do Something violence prevention program, and the 2020-21 season productions.

Emerson and Centene serve as the event’s lead Luminary sponsors. Additional Spotlight table sponsors include Bayer Fund, Edward Jones, Susan and James Gamble, Nancy and Tom Garvey, Karen and Lawrence Goering, Marcia Kerz, Ellen Livingston and Edward Levitt, Annemarie and Matt Schumacher, and Susan and David Sherman. Additional support is generously provided by Eagle College Preparatory Schools, Tree 9 Films, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and Sara and Jack Burke.

About Metro Theater Company: Since 1973, Metro Theater Company has been creating productions that respect young people’s intelligence, tell compelling stories, stimulate curiosity and provoke thoughtful reflection. The Company has reached a total audience of more than two million and has a national reputation for excellence in the field of professional theater for young audiences. Metro Theater Company has received major honors and awards, both locally and nationally. The company is led by Artistic Director Julia Flood and Managing Director Joe Gfaller. For more information, visit

Cost: $0-$200. Single tickets are $200. Young Professionals tickets are $150. Audiences can also register at no cost or with a 100% tax-deductible contribution (meal delivery not included) online. Tickets can be purchased online at A private event link will be shared with all registered guests.

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