Gala Dinner
September 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wells Conference Center
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Gala Dinner

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wells Conference Center

The Evening –
A fun evening awaits! We invite you to enjoy a champagne reception, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a Broadway-inspired dinner at the Wells Conference Center. We’ll pay tribute to two award winners, then venture over to the CCA to see Broadway Rocks. 

The Show –
Broadway actor and UMaine alum Merritt David Janes is gathering some of his friends and colleagues from Broadway to perform on the CCA stage. These aren’t just any friends — they’re actors singing your favorite songs from the shows and roles they have performed. It’ll be a special night with songs that you’ll know and love. Even more special is knowing Janes and several of his classmates originated Broadway Rocks while students at UMaine.

Awards –
The Wilma Award, will go to the Miller Family for extraordinary commitment to serving the community through the Collins Center for the Arts. The Director’s Award will go to UMaine’s School of Performing Arts recognizing outstanding support and service to the Collins Center for the Arts.

Details –
• We encourage you to park near the Wells Conference Center during the Gala. Afterward, drive to the reserved parking lot near the CCA for the performance.
• Cocktail attire encouraged  – especially if it’s black/white & glitzy!
• Please inform us of any seating preferences or dietary restrictions

Tickets –
Depending on seat location, tickets are Orchestra $125/$115/$110 | Balcony $100 | All fees included, including hors d’oeuvres, open bar reception, dinner and great seats to a fabulous show. For tickets, call 207.581.1755 or stop by our box office.

Menu –
Feast your eyes on this! You’ll have your choice of:
Braised Beef Short Rib with Demi-Glace and Fried Leeks
Honey Mustard Salmon with Fried Leeks
Brown Butter Seared Cauliflower “Steak” (vegan) with Sage and Pine Nuts

With Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potato and Roasted Rosemary Carrots

Plus a tantalizing dessert!

Reception: 5 p.m. Wells Conference Center
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Show: 8 p.m.


Thank you to our Gala sponsors:


Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law

Please note that we no longer have any COVID restrictions, but we encourage everyone to follow CDC Quarantine & Isolation recommendations. UMaine’s current COVID policies can be found here.