PPT presents ‘A Night On The Stage’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

A fundraiser featuring Broadway’s Katie Rose Clarke

Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30

“A Night on the Stage” is the annual fundraiser benefiting the operating funds of Piedmont Players Theatre. PPT has been a Salisbury Institution for more than 50 years, drawing audiences, volunteers and performers that travel up to 50 miles to be a part of theater here in Salisbury. PPT operates two theatrical spaces: the historic Meroney Theater and the “all-youth” Norvell Theater, which also houses the educational youth program, PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy as well as workshops and a summer filled with exciting theatre summer camps for children of all ages.

A Night on the Stage enables PPT to maintain affordable ticket prices even as operating expenses increase. With the help of generous producing partners, donors, sponsors and volunteers, PPT has been able to entertain nearly 20,000 theater-goers annually, as well as introduce 12,000 county students to live theatre each year through a partnership with the Rowan-Salisbury School system. PPT takes great pride in continuing to help make Salisbury one of the most admired arts communities in North Carolina, but it takes money to keep two theaters running. Without this fundraiser, it would not be possible to perform to the high standards to which the community has grown accustomed. The proceeds generated by Night on the Stage don’t just help keep the lights on and the ticket prices low, it also helps continue to grow theatre educational programming, in a time where budget cuts continue to eliminate arts education in many area schools.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. The night then moves to the historic Meroney Theater stage where guests will enjoy a catered meal by Salisbury’s own Chef Santos. After the meal, there will be an intimate performance by Katie Rose Clarke who played Glinda from the hit Broadway Musical WICKED. The evening will conclude with a VIP reception with Katie for Presenting and Broadway level sponsors. A Night on the Stage promises to be a fantastic evening that will help to insure Piedmont Players Theatre remains a source of pride for our community for many years to come. For more information on the few remaining seats call 704-633-5471.


Katie is best known for her portrayal of Glinda in the Broadway and National Touring Companies of Wicked, as well as for her portrayal of Clara Johnson in the PBS Live Broadcast and Lincoln Center productions of The Light in the Piazza. In TV and Film, Clarke’s recent work includes The Good Wife (CBS) and the upcoming independent film, Maybe There’s a Tree.

The Meroney Theater: 213 S. Main St.,  704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

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