In the Loop


  • Venue
    Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance PavilionVenue Information
    (352) 273-0500
    Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion Website
  • Date & Time
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00pm

      Dinner, Entertainment & After Party

    • Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00pm

      Entertainment & After Party

  • Cost
    • $40
      After Party $40 per guest
    • $150
      Dinner & After Party (1 guest)
    • $250
      Dinner & After Party (2 guests)
  • Description

    UF’s Friends of Music and Friends of Theatre + Dance are teaming up to host the 6th annual Splendor with the theme Dancing under the Stars. Proceeds from the event support scholarships as well as other programs that enable students to achieve academic, artistic and professional excellence. 

    Last year thanks to our sponsors and gala attendees we raised over $50,000 to support performing arts programs in the College of the Arts! We hope to exceed this figure, and we need your help to do so. Highlights of last year’s event included performances by the UF jazz band and celebrity alumnus Nicholas Pallesen of the New York Metropolitan Opera in his showstopping performance with the UF Concert Choir. This year’s gala will again feature a compelling showcase of student and alumni talent from our musical theatre, opera, piano and dance programs. Don’t miss Splendor’s unique mix of entertainment, dining, dancing and silent auction — found nowhere else in town!

    Highlights Include:

    -One-of-a kind student performances in Constans Theatre
    -After party with live jazz and dancing
    -Full service bar
    -Appearance and performance by a special guest alumnus
    -Silent auction featuring a variety of packages, from artwork to entertainment to travel
    -Opportunity to expand your arts network

    Ticket Packages

    After Party: $40 per guest
    Join us at 8:00 p.m. for the student performance and then dance the night away at the after party featuring live jazz by the UF Jazz Band. Also enjoy the silent auction, cash bar and dessert.

    Dinner: $150 per guest or $250 per pair
    Enjoy all the benefits of the After Party package and more! Arrive at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and a first access to the silent auction. "Dinner with the Dean" begins at 6:30 p.m. Valet parking, two drink tickets and all-night access to the director's lounge with additional bar service, seating, and entertainment. 

    Purchase Your Tickets

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    Become a Sponsor

    See your name in lights! Becoming a sponsor is a great opportunity to show your support and market your business.

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    Donate to Our Silent Auction

    Be the talk of the town! Donate your unique item to the silent auction and promote your enterprise. Learn more