Georgetown's Palace Theatre to host live online performance and auction

The Georgetown Palace Theatre has suspended productions for eight weeks, but will put on a virtual show March 26 via Facebook Live. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Georgetown Palace Theatre has suspended productions for eight weeks, but will put on a virtual show March 26 via Facebook Live. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Georgetown Palace Theatre has suspended productions for eight weeks, but will put on a virtual show March 26 via Facebook Live. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is hosting an event March 26 to raise funds so it can continue providing theater to the community when the ban on mass gatherings is lifted.

“This is a tough time for all, and having to suspend productions for eight weeks is a challenge for the budget,” A release from Executive Artistic Director Ron Watson said. “While we can't get together in person, we can host an online event filled with performances, an auction and an opportunity to support the Palace Theatre.”



The event will take place via Facebook Live on March 26 from 7-9 p.m. There will be more than 20 performances from palace stars, including some Palace Performing Company students.

There will also be a live silent auction online where people can bid on Palace-specific items, such as a custom message on the outdoor marquee, gift certificates, season passes, and performances by Palace staff and cast members.

Some other auction items include a walk-on role in a future production; Palace branding products including blankets, glasses and more; official production posters that were displayed outside the Palace; performances including songs, monologues and dance; and more.

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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