SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC THEATRE COMMUNITY TO RECEIVE HONORS AT THE 26th ANNUAL
ARTS OVATION AWARDS
Sanford Beldon and Sharon Lee Glassman, members of Civic Theatre’s Board of Directors and Gretchen Klinedinst Furst veteran actress and Civic Theatre School instructor will be among those honored at the Allentown Arts Commission Annual Arts Ovation luncheon.
Each year the Arts Ovation Committee, chaired by Chuck Kalan and Susan Rutt, accepts nominations for those individuals whose artistic talents or significant contribution to the arts have made an impact on the cultural quality of life in Allentown.
Sanford Beldon will receive the Special Recognition Award. In addition to his status as Board member of Civic Theatre where he is an active member of the Audience Development Committee, Beldon served as the chairman of the Allentown Art Museum for nine years. Under his direction, the museum developed the Allentown Arts Park.
Gretchen Klinedinst Furst , an accomplished performer and extraordinary performing arts educator and Sharon Lee Glassman, President of Civic Theatre and, with her husband, a past recipient of the Overall Special Recognition Arts Ovation Award, will receive the Award for Literary Arts. Together they wrote MOMMALOGUES, an original play which premiered to sold out houses at Civic Theatre and went on to a successful off-Broadway debut in 2013.
Other awards and recipients include the Visual Arts Award to Barnaby Rue, the Service to the Arts Award to St. Thomas More Summer Theatre Magic, the Performing Arts Award to the William Allen High School Chorale, the Contribution to the Arts Award to Scott Stonebeck, and the Emerging Arts Award to Allentown School District Foundation.
Civic Theatre and the Allentown Arts Commission invite you join us at the awards luncheon which takes place on Thursday, May 8th at noon at The Palace Center at 623 Hanover Avenue in Allentown. Tickets are $35 and include the award presentations, luncheon and entertainment by the William Allen High School Chorale. For information call 610-791-3497 or to be included with the Civic Theatre reservation, bring a check for $35.00/ticket made out to Allentown Arts Commission to the Civic Theatre Box Office by April 21st.