The Center for Theater Arts of Mt. Lebanon’s Reach for a Star Gala

By Katie Piscopio
Photography: Catherine Palladino

The Reach for a Star Gala had everyone shining and smiling brightly! The Center for Theater Arts of Mt. Lebanon hosted 300 community members at the Hilton Garden Inn — Southpointe to celebrate the group’s outstanding work. Guests sipped on cocktails and bid in silent auctions after a private performance by The Phantom of the Opera and Broadway star Norm Lewis. The highlight of the night was the incredibly emotional and dynamic performances by the program’s children, which brought attendees to their feet. Proceeds from the event support the center’s dedication to providing scholarship funds and programs for students of all ages, including those with special needs. “Once again, our Reach for a Star Gala delivered an evening packed with entertainment, emotion, awareness, and support for an amazing program,” says The Center for Theater Arts Executive Director Billy Hartung. “It was so exciting to see the love that so many people have for this exciting program, which will be celebrating its 35th anniversary next year!”

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