The Waukesha Civic Theatre

cordially invites you to


A Make-Believe Event for a Very Real Cultural Cornerstone
Any Day or Night You Want

The theatre is dark. There are no lights, no actors, and no audiences, so DON’T take that tuxedo to the cleaners, DON’T buy a new dress, and DON’T get a babysitter!

Join us (from the comfort of your home) and help us raise funds to enrich, challenge, and entertain the Waukesha community. By NOT attending the No Show Gala you will support valuable entertainment and educational opportunities for thousands of people throughout Waukesha County and beyond. Won’t it be nice to NOT participate in the No Show Gala and be able to say:

"I am just going to put my feet up and relax tonight."

"We’ve attended too many parties this month, let’s just stay at home."

"Let’s stay in and have a movie night with the family."

"Now I can finish reading that book I have been putting off."

Donate via PayPal right now and have a
wonderful time doing what you really want to do,
whenever you choose to do it!

Cost Breakdown

Real Gala vs. "No Show Gala"


the hottest new glitter eye shadow
two rolls of gaffe tape


a generous tip so the valet won’t dent your car
a 750 watt lamp for a Fresnel lighting instrument


a babysitter for 4 to 5 hours
a costume rental from the Milwaukee Rep


new trendy pumps to match the to-die-for dress
the props for The Dixie Swim Club


the to-die-for dress
tuition for one student to attend an ACT class


a high bid at the silent auction
the royalties for one performance of Oklahoma!
(that’s right … ONE performance!)


a higher bid at the silent auction
the royalties for eleven performances of Our Town


a high bid at the live auction
a small portion of our Education and Outreach
program at St. Bruno’s, La Casa de Esperanza,
Waukesha Montessori, and more.


a higher bid at the live auction
the complete production budget of An Inspector Calls