Carrie Cowan. Photography Marc Newsome. | Photos by Marc Newsome
- October 15, 2013
- Event Date:
- August 17, 2013
The Ensemble Theatre’s gala, “Creating Magical Moments: All the World’s a Stage,” was a bastion of benevolence. Chairmen Sharon Murphy and Laurie Vignaud, with honorary chairman Regina Rogers, raised more than $300,000 and honored Marla Gibbs, Kim Coles, and Mykel Yowman. Additional applause went to Becky and Ralph O’Connor and A. Reneé Logans, recipients of the Founder’s and President’s awards, respectively, as well as corporate honorees Terry Williams of H-E-B, Greg Ebel of Spectra Energy, and Lois Bullock of Energized for STEM Academy, Inc. Guests enjoyed a seated dinner; afterwards, Ensemble Theatre Young Performers took to the stage before the party moved to the dance floor, with music care of Grady Gaines and the Quiet Storm Band. Drama kings and queens: Al Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, Mayor Annise Parker, Diedra and Terence Fontaine, Larry Green, and John Guess, and Melanie Lawson.