Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On
Hunter Hill with Co-Chairs Kaylea Hill and Stephanie Barksdale with David Barksdale

More than 300 guests joined Le Petit Théâtre’s “Curtain Call Ball” to provide vital support for its mission to present the highest quality theatrical performances to education and entertain the diverse population of our region. In addition to presenting a full season of comedies, dramas, and musicals, Le Petit impacts thousands of youth in the region through its education programming with the Young Conservatory, Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Student Matinee Series.

Greeting guests was a dramatic arch of blue fabric and paper flowers created by Urban Earth Design Studio. Tableau generously provided food, which included barbecue shrimp and grits, ratatouille, a pork carving station, an oyster bar, cheese and charcuterie and a variety of desserts.

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe charmed the audience with her renditions of “Maybe This Time” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.” Also on stage were a cast of Le Petit favorites, including Keith Claverie, Leslie Claverie, Maggie Windler, Adam Segrave, Shangobunmi Durotimi, Bryan Williams, Jarrell Hamilton and Knox Van Horn.

An auction featured jewelry donated by Friend & Company; an antique Creole bracelet donated by Keil’s Antiques; a private dinner by a Dickie Brennan & Company chef; a Saints package with suite tickets and field passes; Broadway tickets to Tootsie and Ain’t Too Proud; and artwork by George Dunbar created especially for the “Curtail Call Ball.” Auctioneer Mark Romig also sold walk-on roles for Le Petit’s upcoming production of A Christmas Carol and oversaw a paddle raise for support of Le Petit’s mission.

Stephanie Barksdale and Kaylea Hill served as Chairs. IBERIABANK was the Presenting Sponsor.

Event at a Glance

What: “Curtain Call Ball,” benefiting Le Petit Théâtre
When: Friday, September 13
Where: Le Petit Théâtre

Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On
Maureen Zimmerman, Kathleen Edmundson and Diane Labouisse


Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On
Julie George, Karen Carvin Shachat, Bonnie McCullar and Ellie George


Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On
Parker Favrot and Mary Margaret James


Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On
Steve Hansel, Elizabeth Boh, Katherine Eshleman and Richard Morales


Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On
Dathel Georges and Kathleen Van Horn