Arts at Avila Membership provides friends of the community a chance to witness this great art through a variety of performances.
Friends of the Arts – $75
This entitles you to two special discounted Goppert Theatre season passes and VIP passes to opening night champagne receptions. You will also be noted in Arts at Avila publications and the Avila University Donor Recognition List.
Sponsor of the Arts – $150
This entitles you to four special discounted Goppert Theatre season passes and VIP passes to opening night champagne receptions. You will also be noted in Arts at Avila publications and the Avila University Donor Recognition List.
Patron of the Arts – $300
This entitles you to eight special discounted Goppert Theatre season passes and VIP passes to opening night champagne receptions. You will also be noted in Arts at Avila publications and the Avila University Donor Recognition List.
Arts at Avila Supporters
Rose Marie Falco
Darby, Ellie & Aby Gough
Marcia, Jean & Rosie Pasqualini
Dr. Regina Staves & Ryan Staves
Scott & Diann White
Mark & Angie Heer
Paul & Mary LeCluyse
Gene & Sheryl Mackey
Monika T. McCoy
Mr. Dennis J. & Mrs. Anna M. O’Hare
Dr. J. Anthony & Mrs. Cheryl J. Snorgrass
Diana & Jim Taylor
Fr. Keith Branson, C.PP.S.
Dr. Amity H. Bryson
Carol K. Coburn, Ph.D.
Mr. Bob Crow & Mrs. Belinda R. Troxler
Leah K. Gensheimer, Ph.D.
Richard & Charlene Gould
Jennifer & Sam Hampton
Matt & Hillary Harbor
Maggie A. & Kevin Lambi
Larry & Jan Marsh
Sue Ellen McCalley
Mr. Nick & Dr. Amy Milakovic
Anya, Suzanne & Dr. Jeffrey Myers
Dr. Ronald A. & Mrs. Suzanne Slepitza
Dr. Jordan Wagge & Mr. Richard Snedegar
Jim & Sue Willcox
David & Ginny Woy
Kansas City Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Helen Alder, CSJ
Laverne Aufmuth, CSJ
Ann Charles Everett, CSJ
Rosemary Flanigan, CSJ
Helen Flemington, CSJ*
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ*
Jeanne Janssen, CSJ
Mary Frances Johnson, CSJ*
Ann Landers, CSJ
Mary Margaret Lazio, CSJ*
Mary Kay Liston, CSJ
Patricia Lorenz, CSJ
Shawn Madigan, CSJ*
Mary McKay, CSJ*
Rose McLarney, CSJ
Marilyn Peot, CSJ
Gabrielle Smits, CSJ
Ruth Stuckel, CSJ
Rita Francis Voivedich, CSJ
*Board of Trustees
Welcome to the Goppert Performing Arts Center
With its multi-level, naturally illuminated spaces and prime location on the Avila campus, the new Goppert Performing Arts Center welcomes students, patrons, and the community. There’s room for all, as our new and renovated spaces allow for multiple audiences to be entertained, educated, and inspired simultaneously.
Frantze Family Black Box Theatre
The Frantze Family Black Box Theatre—with nearly 2,000 square feet of performance and rehearsal space, this versatile 200-seat theatre space allows for smaller, more intimate performances. For Avila students it’s a valuable laboratory where they will hone their craft in performance and design/technical theatre.
Sue King Willcox Ph.D. Music Hall
Not only is the new choir space acoustically beautiful, the striking architecture and floor-to-ceiling windows create a truly inspired space for learning.
Virginia C. and William D. Tompkins Rehearsal Hall
The Virginia C. and William D. Tompkins Rehearsal Hall is one of two rehearsal spaces. Dance, music, tech, and theatre — each of Avila’s performing arts programs – will utilize these spaces as they prepare for the main stage. Naming opportunity available! Contact Maggie Mohrfeld at 816.501.2435 or Maggie.Mohrfeld@avila.edu to take advantage.
Roderick J. & Jo Anne Cyr Grand Lobby
The Roderick J. & Jo Anne Cyr Grand Lobby is at the center of it all. Pre-performance gatherings. Social functions. Informal learning. Post-performance conversations. The Grand Lobby not only unifies the existing Goppert Theatre space with the new construction and renovations, it also reflects the sophistication and quality of programming on each stage. Bravo!
2021 – 2022 Season
Click the play poster for more information and to secure your tickets!
Featured 2021-22 Musical Performances
Both performances are Free and will be held in the Goppert Performing Arts Center
by Michalis Koutsoupides,
Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence
“Songs for a new world”
by Jason Robert Brown