As I left for this year’s CAPA Gala, my friend offered some advice, “Get all your clapping out during the show!” I laughed and promised not to clap, but dancing around with outbursts of “Cool! Real cool!” was never mentioned.
The Gala was spectacular. Thursday, April 19, saw more than 300 attendees enjoying cocktails, dinner, and live auction at the Ohio Statehouse followed by an amazing performance of West Side Story from the Broadway in Columbus production at the Ohio Theatre.
Tonight, Tonight! A Fashionably Late Event—a YP cocktail party before the show—had 90 attendees, putting the total number of people coming out to support CAPA close to 400, with over $122,000 raised.
As the night was winding down, I ate a piece (or two) of trece leche cake from Sidebar 122 and thought about how remarkable this year’s event was, and as I drove home, I hummed “Mumbo” the whole way.