An Evening with Sutton Foster

Story and photos by Pat Krause

The Annenberg Theater Council presented an Evening with Sutton Foster. This is their 10th annual Opening Night Benefit. Proceeds from this concert go to support the Art Museum Theatrical programs in the Valley. Wells Fargo Foundation was the supporting sponsor for this event.

The concert started around 6pm in the Annenberg Theatre in the Palm Springs Art Museum. The evening continued with cocktails and dinner in the main Art Museum area after the program. This was a sold out performance with the guests all heading upstairs for cocktails after the performance.

Sutton Foster is an Actress, Singer and Dancer. Foster has received 2 Tony awards for best actress in a musical for her work in the theatre. Foster has sang in some of the most highly regarded venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and many New York Stages. Foster is now playing a lead role in the ABC family drama series, BUNHEADS. Foster sang many Broadway hits. One of final songs she sang was when she brought out her little dog to sing to it on stage. Sutton said she loved the Palm Springs area and was thrilled with the audience.

The concert raised over $200,000 that will be used to bring art and the theater to our local children with the many programs the Council provides in the Coachella Valley. Foster met with Museum Staff, Donors to the Art Museum, Wells Fargo VIPs, Members of the Theatre Council and local philanthropists in a private area in the Theatre. Senator Barbara Boxer and her husband Steward Boxer were excited with Foster’s performance and thrilled to meet her.

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