6 things to expect from STG's 2023 DOORS fundraiser


Get ready to experience a spectacular night of entertainment while supporting the arts at STG's annual fundraiser DOORS live at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, May 6. Here are 6 things you can expect from this year's event:

1. A chance to support STG's mission

By attending DOORS, you'll be supporting STG's mission to create enriching experiences in the arts, engage diverse communities, and steward historic theaters. DOORS supports a variety of community-engagement offerings, such as AileyCamp, a free, life-changing, personal development program for youth ages 11 to 14, and the Broadway Inclusion Program, which offers educational and engagement events related to Broadway shows for neurodivergent and/or disabled disabled community members, along with their families and caregivers. 

The Temptations performing at the 2022 DOORS fundraiser

2. Performances by Mavis Staples alongside Seattle's most impressive rising talent

A highlight of this year's DOORS event is special musical guest Mavis Staples, who is one of the most iconic voices in American rhythm, blues, and gospel music. She will be performing alongside some of Seattle's best young artists from STG's very own programs. "The performances tell our story and it's a beautiful thing to see legends like Mavis Staples share the stage with the next generation of artists coming up through our Education & Community Engagement programs," said STG's development director, Maura Ahearne.

3. Highly-curated live & silent auctions

Bid on unique experiences and memorabilia in the highly curated online auction. Whether you're at the event or bidding from afar, there's something for everyone from a trip to Montana to a signed Death Cab for Cutie poster to a night seeing the Kraken. The online auction opens April 28 and ends May 6. Plus, bid on wine & spirits and several live packages only at our in-person event! STG is excited to provide the Golden Ticket as one of the live auction items. This coveted ticket grants the ticket-owner and one guest access to every single STG show that graces the stages of the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune theatres for the next 12 months.

Auction Items from the 2022 DOORS fundraiser

4. The ultimate wine and dine experience

Foodies, rejoice! At DOORS, you'll enjoy a delicious multi-course dinner by Tom Douglas & Co. and DSquared Hospitality. Attendees will indulge in some of the best culinary delights Seattle has to offer, all while sipping on an array of fine wines donated by Mark Ryan, Chateau Ste Michelle, Quilceda Creek, and more.

5. Experience the Paramount Theatre in a new way!

Part of the DOORS experience is to have a unique experience of dinner on the flat floor at The Paramount. Plus, walk on stage during the happy hour & auction and feel like a star looking out at this historic theatre. There's no event like this!

Catered dining tables set up inside the Paramount Theatre for DOORS guests

6. An event where jeans are welcome

Whether you prefer to dress up or keep it casual, you'll fit right in at DOORS 2023. Party attire is encouraged, but jeans are more than welcome. We want our guests to experience the night feeling their best!

For more information, tickets, and where to bid or donate online, visit STGPresents.org/DOORS

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