• Opening Night - Friday November 6, 2015

    American Celebration

» Opening Night

American Celebration is a spectacular live song-and-dance stage show produced by Chapman University students and faculty, and has grown to be one of the county’s largest fundraising events with proceeds supporting the Chapman Scholarship Fund.

Seating is reserved and we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. This special event will be held in Memorial Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. with a dessert reception immediately following. Guest parking is available in the Lastinger Parking Structure off Walnut Avenue. More information on parking can be found here »

Be sure to join us this year for a spectacular live song-and-dance stage show!

Please contact the Office of Special Events at (714) 628-2750 for assistance with Sponsorships or Program Advertisements. 

Chapman Parents who purchase tickets are invited to a pre-show wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m., hosted by the Chapman Parents Ambassador Council. Contact Parent Relations for more information at (714) 997-6558 or parents@chapman.edu

Opening Night is almost sold out.

PLEASE VISIT WILL-CALL 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SHOW TO PURCHASE ANY AVAILABLE SEATS. Will-Call will be located in front of the Memorial Hall auditorium.

+ - Parents Pre-Show Reception

The Chapman Parents Ambassador Council invites you to the American Celebration pre-show reception just for parents.

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Argyros Forum, Room 209 A&B

Register Here »

+ - Outstanding Alumni in the Arts Award

Congratulations to Michael Short, the 2015 recipient of the Alumni in the Arts Award.

Every year, this not-to-be missed extravaganza is produced by Chapman University with vital support from Orange County's most committed philanthropists and volunteers. In total, American Celebration has raised more than $20 million to provide scholarships to Chapman’s best and most deserving students.

Cast your vote for the 2016 Outstanding Alumni in the Arts Award »

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Thank You 2015 Opening Night Sponsors!

TITLE SPONSORS

Donna Attallah

Hank and Marcia Adler

Schmid Family

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Pankey

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Pitts

GOLD STAR SPONSORS

Ollendorff Family

Jerry and Gemma Wolf - Wolf & Associates

West Coast School of the Arts

SILVER STAR SPONSORS

Ms. Betty Bartley

GFS, Inc.

Mike and Jane Goldberg

Mrs. Donna F. Gladson

Ms. Stacy Hagen

Jurczyk Family

Ms. Jane E. McGregor

Wall Family

Mr. Donald Chase Perkins and Mrs. Jane Winterroth

Mr. Eric Scandrett

Douglas and Carol Woo

BRONZE STAR SPONSORS

Arnold and Christine Alvarez

Affrunti Family

Mr. Chris Bowen '67

Ms. Pat Buttress

John and Sharon Deacon

Mrs. Candice Desimone

Ms. Tamra Fitzmaurice

Ms. Angela Friedman

Jerry and Gigi Garcia

Green Family

Bob and Barbara Hunter

Hurst Family

Ron and Sheri Jackson

Mrs. Lisa Miller

Purlia Johnson Family

Jody and Merrick Schneider

Spagnoli Family

Scott and Sophia Theodore

Mr. and Mrs. Yulish

*As of 10/25/15

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