Who: Theater mavens, St. Paulites, and arts supporters
When: April 11, 2011
Where: Dove Hill residence on Summit Avenue
Dick and Nancy Nicholson hosted a benefit at their Dove Hill home on Summit Avenue to celebrate Park Square Theatre’s Next Stage Campaign reaching the $3 million mark. The night, which raised an additional $70,000 for the theater’s fund, featured cocktails, a tour of the famed house, dancing, and a performance by Park Square favorite Thomasina Petrus. The Next Stage Campaign is aimed at remodeling the theater’s proscenium auditorium (which is already completed), building a new thrust stage, protecting artistic innovation, and growing Park Square’s community impact. And even more cause for celebration, the Saint Paul Foundation just announced its contribution of $350,000 for the campaign—which is the largest single grant in the theater’s history!