StageOne Family Theatre, Louisville’s award winning theatre for young audiences now in its 73rd season, will host its annual Playmaker’s Gala themed Small Steps, Giant Leaps on Saturday, March 9 at the C2 venue, 225 E Brekinridge St. in downtown Louisville.

Guests will enjoy music, dinner and drinks as they present special previews of some of the exciting plays in our upcoming 2019-2020 production season.  Meanwhile, our young guests will join StageOne’s Education team for a kids-only dinner and age-appropriate theater activities.

“Our gala is a unique event for guests because, just like StageOne, it embraces the family experience,” said Hannah Wemitt, Director of Education. “Parents and grandparents can attend with their children and still have a night out while the kids take part in engaging, age-appropriate activities.”

Proceeds from Small Steps, Giant Leaps will support StageOne’s Play It Forward, a program that allows tens of thousands of children to see a StageOne show at no ticket cost. Many of the students who benefit from Play It Forward might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live professional theatre.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling StageOne’s Development team 502.498.2444 or by visiting For questions regarding the gala, contact Susan Bramer at 502.498.2445 or

                                                         Dinner Menu:          

Appetizers: Pigs in a blanket (mini sausages wrapped in puff pastry), Kentucky hot brown (crostini’s topped with turkey, bacon, Monterey jack cheese, & tomato salad)

Entrees: Chicken Kentuckian (chicken breast topped with a wild mushroom and bourbon cream sauce, stuffed shells (vegetarian jumbo shells stuffed with ricotta and parmesan. Topped with marinara.)

Sides: Kentucky garden salad (mixture of fresh greens, and local vegetables – served with ranch), southern green bean (green beans simmered in country ham stock with onions and seasoning), twice baked potatoes, and assorted dinner rolls

Dessert:  Assorted cheesecake (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, and turtle)


Photography courtesy of Stage One