Founders Celebration

Founders Celebration

We look forward to seeing you on April 30th with Executive and Artistic Director Thor Steingraber and our super-star cast for a special evening that will launch The Soraya’s second decade in style. We will raise a glass with our original Founders plus those supporters whose lifetime giving has since qualified them as Founders.


Concert: Broadway Celebrates The Soraya
The Great Hall
Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry, and Megan Hilty
Richard Kaufman, Music Director and Conductor

Three of Broadway’s most celebrated performers — Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry, and Megan Hilty — will raise the roof with songs from classic musicals and hits from the roles they made famous from Wicked, Hamilton, and Carousel. Performed with one 20-minute intermission.

This performance is sponsored by the Owen W. and Christine H. Smith Foundation.

Post-Concert Event: The Soraya Founders Celebration
The Soraya Courtyard
Heavy Appetizers, Desserts and Drinks
Attendance at the post-show celebration is complimentary
Invitations are non-transferable

Parking & Arrivals

All attendees to the Founders Celebration will receive complimentary valet parking in Lot D1. Guests may also self-park in other lots with a parking permit that will be sent closer to the event date. Please allow for extra time for parking and going through the COVID-19 Vaccination/Testing Verification at the door.


All tickets will be sent digitally via email, unless you specifically request to receive them via another method (texted to your cellphone, picked up at will call the day of or mailed to you if time permits). To update your preference on how to receive tickets, please email All tickets will be sent no later than April 28.

Final Confirmation Email

You will receive an email communication with final event logistics no later than April 28.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Your safety is foremost. All guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test before entering the venue. A photo ID will also be required. Face masks must be worn at all times, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas. For more information regarding COVID-19 safety requirements, please visit

Please Note: The Founders Celebration after the performance will be located outdoors in The Soraya Courtyard. Please dress accordingly. Cocktail attire is recommended.

Questions? Email or call (818) 677-8821.

Bid on a piece of The Soraya’s history!

Celebrate the first 10 years of The Soraya’s history by casting the winning bid for a specially commissioned, one-of-a-kind portrait.

The Soraya (2017)
Original Painting by Scott Yeskel for Auction
Oil painting on canvas, 35”x31
Auction open until April 29.