The 4th Annual Sowles Gala

Join us August 4 for the Fourth Annual Sowles Gala


On August 4 at Highland Lodge, we are presenting The Fourth Annual Sowles Award Gala, featuring the music of Oklahoma! with the voices of Vermont at The Performance Tent by Highland Lodge.


  • Tony nominee and Artist-in-Residence MARLA SCHAFFEL

  • Heidi Lauren Duke!

  • Erik Kroncke!

  • Guest Artists: SURPRISE Singers!

  • Guest Artist Soloist: Roy MacNeil

  • Music Director: Mary Jane Austin

The Fourth Annual Sowles Award Gala is the renewal of our joyous musical event in honor of our beloved Chair of the last Decade, Dr. James Sowles, a visionary who led with his heart, also honoring the late John Treat, for 20 years our New York chairman.

It's also to remember all the other truly magnificent souls who have been part of GAAR: Bruce Buckley (The Fantasticks), Henry King, (Peter Pan and The Seagull), Marion Stegner (The Three Sisters), Porter Perham, (Golden Boy), and Anne Harbison, (Peter Pan, You Can’t Take It With You), along with two of our great supporters, Ambassador Alan Lukens and Francey Hayes.

  • Show at 5pm

  • Dinner at 7:30


Company/Board Award
Marla Schaffel, Artist-in-Residence, Board Member

Special Merit Awards
Mitch Dana, production manager par excellence
Eve Pomerance, Casting Director, Producer Miranda

Gala & Awards Dinner Ticket includes:

  • Specialty Cocktail

  • Festival Dinner

  • Dessert

  • Cash Bar


$58 for adults; $100 per couple

Show-only tickets: $25 adults; Children $10