When James T. Spencer, director of the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), turned to accept the applause at the 2018 Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF) in Danville, Kentucky, he joked to himself, “Now what do we do for an…
Broadway Actress and SU Alumna Julia Murney to Perform June 14 at Stage’s Anniversary Gala
Murney’s credits include Elphaba in “Wicked” (Broadway and National Tour) and the original cast albums of “The Wild Party” and “A Class Act.” She has performed in venues all over the country, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the famed jazz club Birdland. Murney is a graduate of the Department of Drama in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Co-chaired by Helene Gold from the Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees and Julia Martin from the Syracuse Stage Guild, the gala will honor Jack Webb for his longtime support of Syracuse Stage.
Honoree Jack Webb is the director of NBT Bancorp and a member of its executive management team as executive vice president for strategic support. He was formerly chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alliance Financial Corp., and president and chief executive officer of its primary subsidiary, Alliance Bank, N.A.
Webb is president of the board of trustees of the Gifford Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board of CNY Lifetime Healthcare. He previously chaired the board of WCNY and Syracuse Stage, and served on the boards of the MDA (now Centerstate CEO), the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and numerous other not-for-profit organizations.
The Syracuse Stage Gala will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, a concert performance by Murney accompanied on piano, and a private reception with Murney for VIP guests. Tickets for the evening range from $200 to $300 and can be reserved by contacting Katherine Keeney at email@example.com or 315-443-2709.
Tickets for just the concert portion (starting at 9:15 p.m.) are $30 for the general public and $25 for Syracuse Stage subscribers, Syracuse Stage flex pack holders, and those age 40 and under. Concert tickets can be purchased by calling the Syracuse Stage Box Office at 315-443-3275 or online at www.SyracuseStage.org.
All proceeds from the 2013 gala will support artistic and educational programming at Syracuse Stage.