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Grand Rapids Ballet presents Sparkle!

A Welcome Gala for New Artistic Director James Sofranko
Thursday, October 18
L3VEL at The B.O.B. & Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Sparkle! Tickets

Your ticket price includes a seated dinner at L3VEL at The B.O.B. and your seat at Wild Sweet Love and entrance to the after party at Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Purchase online below or call Kelly at our box office at 616.454.4771 x10 today!


Would you like to get your brand in front of the most influential VIPs in Grand Rapids? We have many ways for you or your company to be a part of the Welcome Gala.

For more information, email Development Director Elizabeth McCarthy Musil today!


Don’t miss your chance to shine at our gala to welcome new Artistic Director,  James Sofranko, to Grand Rapids Ballet!

First, enjoy an elegant seated dinner with  James, local dignitaries, VIPs, and fellow ballet lovers at L3VEL at The B.O.B in downtown Grand Rapids. Next, you’ll be the  first to see an exclusive advance performance of Wild Sweet Love—the first show of our exciting 2018-19 season—followed by a glamorous, glitter-filled  champagne after-party with our beautiful and talented dancers at Peter Martin Wege Theatre.  Bling it up and be a part of the art!

Everything you need to know about the best gala in Grand Rapids!

Date: Thursday, October 18
Location:  L3VEL at The B.O.B. followed by Peter Martin Wege Theatre

  • • 5:30-7:15pm – cocktails, dinner, program
  • • 7:30-9:45pm – Wild Sweet Love performance
  • • 9:45-11pm – after-party

Tickets are only $150 and include everything. Get yours today!


Honorary Chairs
James & Mary Nelson

Host Committee
John Nienhuis, Chair
Adrianne Braun
Theresa DeVries
Meredith Ervine
Anda Vizulis
Patricia Waring

Honorary Committee
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
Dana Friis-Hansen
Director and CEO |  Grand Rapids Art Museum
Steve Frykholm
Greg & Jacqueline Gilmore
Chief Executive Officer | Gilmore Collection & Gilmore Catering
Rosemary & David Good
Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation
Shelley Irwin
Host & Producer | WGVU/NPR/PBS
Brian & Susan Lennon
Michael & Mellissa Lojek
John & Kate McGarry
Doug Small
President & CEO | ExperienceGR
Marilyn Titche

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