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2nd Annual Rialto Gala/Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are delighted to invite you to our 2nd Annual Rialto Gala ! For this special occasion, we encourage you to arrive for this Red-Carpet evening dressed like stars — because to us, that’s exactly what you are. We welcome both our Diamond and Gold level guests—arriving at different times! Our Diamond level guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment at our 6 pm reception! After dinner we’ll join our arriving Gold level guests for silent and live auctions and move to the theater for the Tony Phony Awards presented by the wildly brilliant improv troupe Broadway’s Next Hit Musical (BNHM).
The Phony Awards is the hilarious fake awards show with each performance created on the spot by BNHM. These master improvisers, led by acclaimed veterans of the craft, gather made-up song suggestions from the audience and then spin them into ludicrous lyrical scenes backed by an expert pianist (oh, and not even the music is planned)! Finally, the audience watches as their favorite song is transformed into an entirely improvised Broadway musical, complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. After the performance, just when we think we can’t laugh anymore, we’ll head to the lobby for a Celebration mingling with the artists at the After-Party. You won’t want to miss this!
About Rialto Center for the Arts
Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts is an 833-seat performing-arts venue located in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta. The venue is home to the Rialto Series presenting the best of national and international jazz, world music and dance, School of Music performances, Atlanta Film Festival and many others.
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