2018 MPBT Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

The Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre (MPBT) is holding it’s annual gala, An Evening of Suites, on November 3rd  6-11 pm at the Nicklaus Club in Monterey in support of it’s second production of The Nutcracker.  The gala features a silent and live auction, benefit drawing, dinner and entertainment.  Proceeds help bring our production to the community and give children, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, the chance to grow through the performing arts.

Children who are involved in the performing arts reap wonderful benefits, from increased confidence and empathy building to enhanced academic achievement. At MPBT, we provide opportunities for local youth to experience firsthand the excitement and personal growth that comes through dance, music, costume and set design, and much more.  With your support MPBT will be able to continue its work on the Arts Outreach for Local Youth program, allowing us to once again offer a free performance for students in Monterey County schools.  For many of these children, seeing our production of The Nutcracker is their first experience with ballet or theatre and, it’s arguably our most important performance of the weekend.  Your partnership in this work would mean so much to all of us at MPBT – and especially to the children and families we’ll inspire together to love and appreciate the arts.

Last year our gala, attended by local community leaders and business owners, was at maximum capacity. This year we’re excited to be able to offer more seating thanks to a larger venue.  We hope that you will consider making a donation to our auctions to support our work in the community.  In recognition for your gift, your company will be showcased in our Program, Event Poster, Newsletter and MPBT Website.

Thank you for taking the time to consider a donation to MPBT.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss donation opportunities, please feel free to reach out to me at 303.845.0952 or by email at media@inkcoffee.com or Julie Conners at 831.915.9040 or by email at jrconners@sbcglobal.net.


Warm regards,

Julie & Lucia

Julie Conners and Lucia Davidson-Herbert

MPBT Gala Auction Co-chairs