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Saturday, April 23, 2022

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Questions? Contact the Box Office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159


Join us for our Backstage Pass Gala 2022, the Clemens Center’s largest annual party where guests get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the theatre while helping raise funds to support and sustain our historic building and the diversity of performing arts programming that we present each year. This year’s event will feature:

Cocktail Attire
Spotlight Seating on the Powers Theater Stage
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar
Exclusive Backstage Access
Live & Silent Auctions
Lock & Key Raffle
Wine Pull

Live Music provided by:
The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters

Catering by:
Feast & Co. Catering

DJ Dance Party hosted by:
Bulldog Sounds DJ Services

Buy your tickets now and take center stage as you help us reach our goal of $50,000 at this year’s gala celebration! Every dollar earned will be used to cover general operating expenses, needed building maintenance and improvements, and a wide range of quality entertainment from breathtaking major Broadway productions to enriching and educational programming for children and families.


Sponsorship Support:
If your business would like to support this year’s gala, a handful of sponsorships are still available. We would also be happy to customize a package to best suit your needs. View the available sponsor packages and benefits below:

Many Thanks to our 2022 Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Corning Community Engagement logo

Entertainment Sponsor:

WENY-TV logo

Centerpiece Sponsor:

XGen Pharmaceuticals logo

Wine Pull Sponsor:

Hilliard Corporation logo

Photography Sponsor:

Bar Sponsor:

Gough logo

Gift Bag Sponsors:

Community Foundation logo      Kennedy Valve logo     Roth Elder Law logo

Table Sponsors: 
Arnot Health
Chemung Canal Trust Company
L. Glenn Poppleton
Mengel, Metzger, Barr, & Co.
M&T Bank
Shalom Family Ministries
Streeter Associates Inc.


Laury Ellen Ward, Chair
Karen Cromer, Executive Director
Helen Allis
Kate Fuller
William Kasian
L. Glenn Poppleton
Holly Strickland

For questions and/or more information, please contact: Kate Fuller Director of Development (607) 735-2776 | katef@clemenscenter.org


While the mask mandate has been lifted for indoor venues, we recommend patrons wear masks at all times while in the facility, regardless of vaccination status, unless they are actively eating or drinking. A list of policies in effect can be viewed here. Dates/times/programs/protocols subject to change.


You can request a copy of our most recently filed financial report from the Charities Bureau Registry on the New York Attorney General’s website www.charitiesnys.com or by contacting us:

Chemung County Performing Arts dba Clemens Center, PO Box 1046, Elmira, NY 14902
New York State Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005

Information on New York charitable organizations can be found on the New York Attorney General’s website www.charitiesnys.com or by contacting (212) 416-8401.

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