A Community of LGBTQ+ Artists in Los Angeles Since 1982

Celebration Honors


Join one of the world's longest-running LGBTQ+ theatres in celebrating our creative heroes during an entertaining afternoon of special appearances and social festivities. Hosted by program partner, the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Del Shores, Honoree
2023 Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award

Khiyon Hursey, Honoree
2023 Vibrant Voice Award

Parnell Damone Marcano, Honoree
2023 "The O'Hara" Appreciation Award

This year we celebrate Del Shores, an icon of queer playwriting and the creator of the "Sordid Lives" films/series. With celebrity appearances like Peter PaigeBeverly D'Angelo, Dale DickeyEmerson Collins, Broadway's Tracie Thoms, Matthew Scott Montgomery, and many more, plus a special video message from Whoopi Goldberg, patrons will enjoy a hilarious and entertaining way to honor Del's work while supporting Celebration Theatre's next main stage musical, A New Brain!

Additionally, our program will honor an emerging LGBTQ+ theatremaker, writer/composer Khiyon Hursey ("Spirited", Eastbound), as well as publicly recognize the contributions of one of our steadfast volunteer company members, artist Parnell Damone Marcano ("Greenleaf"). 

Our event begins in the beautiful Courtyard with a VIP Meet & Greet, red carpet, and champagne welcome. Then guests will move into the Renberg Theatre for the one-hour Awards Show directed by Nell Teare ("Bolivar"). The event concludes with a Courtyard Celebration with live music, silent auction, light bites, and clinking glasses.


  • VIP Meet & Greet 2p
  • Awards Show 3p
  • Courtyard Celebration 4p


Venue partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Open Bar by Micky's WeHo

Flower Design by Something's Blooming

Join us for a good cause and a great afternoon soiree!

Please select a performance

$99 VIP Experience
Includes celebrity Meet & Greet, champagne welcome, reserved theatre seating, courtyard celebration, and complimentary parking.

$49 General Admission
Includes theatre seating and courtyard celebration.

Have an accessibility need? Please reach us at boxoffice@celebrationtheatre.org.