Stage Party

Stage Party is a biennial fundraising event to support O-pa's education and engagement programs.

The most recent event took place on Aug. 20, 2021. More than 160 people gathered at the Holland Performing Arts Center to celebrate the music of the Broadway musical HADESTOWN. Attendees enjoyed food, music and an incredible performance by Nebraska High School Theater Academy alum Lauren Johnson — while raising over $70,000 for education and engagement!

Special thanks to Beth and Tim Wilson, Honorary Chairs, and the Presenters Circle for organizing. View the full list of sponsors and committee members below.

The band plays at Stage Party
Lauren Johnson sings.



Honorary Chairs
Beth and Tim Wilson


Presenting Sponsors
Cindy and Scott Heider
Jack and Stephanie Koraleski
Beth and Tim Wilson

Stage Sponsor
Paula and James Blackledge

Hors D'oeuvres Sponsor
Holland Basham Architects

Entertainment Sponsors
Renaissance Financial
Amy Haddad and Steve Martin
Security National Bank

Invitation Sponsor
Pella Window and Doors

Dessert Sponsor
Creighton University
Joan Squires and Dan Hamann

Party Favors Sponsor
Beth and Curt Greiner

Photo Booth Sponsor


Presenters Circle Board and Stage Party Committee

Paula Blackledge

Kris Covi

Lynn Dingman

Courtney Dunbar

Lori Dvorak

Tom Elser

Adrienne Fay

Kate Grabill

Gail Graeve

Beth Greiner

Shelly Grote

Mark Gudgel

Cindy Heider

Courtney Hellman

Kimberley Hord

Cindi Horning

Donella Lampkin

Andrea Marshall

Anne Medlock

Karen Nelsen

Christine Nikunen

Christie Oberto

David Prinz

Sharlon Rodgers

Chad Rutar

Jen Rutar

Andee Scioli

Laura Schroeder

Melissa Shapiro

Andrew Sigerson

Dori Stanfield

Libby Stiles

Rachel Stricklett

Ashley Wegner

Tiffany White Welchen

Michele Zadalis

Jennifer Zatechka

Band plays at Stage Party
President Joan Squires poses with honorary chairs Beth and Tim Wilson
People enjoy the atmosphere at Stage Party