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OPAS Encore!


OPAS Encore! is the fundraising arm of OPAS and a separate non-profit organization from OPAS. We are proud to support OPAS in its 40-plus year long mission to present world-class entertainment to the Brazos Valley.

Times are changing. The cost of presenting the caliber of artists and entertainment events to which OPAS patrons have become accustomed is rising every year. Now more than ever, it's important that we work together to raise the necessary funds to meet these expectations.

If you contributed to OPAS, you are already a member of OPAS Encore! If you haven't, we would love to have you join us, or work on our signature annual event, The OPAS Gala!
OPAS Encore supports OPAS programs:

  • OPAS JR
  • Special Programs for Local Children
  • Enhanced Programming

Here is a summary of OPAS Encore activities during OPAS Season 42:

Skippyjon Jones Skippyjon Jones
Date: October 8, 2014 (10:00AM & 12:45PM)
Audience: 1435 1st graders from CSISD, Snook, Somerville, North Zulch, Still Creek, Immanuel Lutheran (Giddings), St. Joseph & Allen Academy

The Great Promise for American Indians The Great Promise for American Indians
Date: October 17, 2014
Audience: 425 7th Graders
Venue: College Station Middle School

Freedom Bound Freedom Bound
Date: January 22 & 23, 2015 (10:00AM & 12:45PM both days)
Audience: 2275 8th graders from CSISD, BISD, Immanuel Lutheran (Giddings), Caldwell, Mumford, Franklin

Storyteller Performances Storyteller Performances
Date: February 4, 2015 (9:20 AM, 10:15AM, & 1:00PM)
Audience: 356 6th Graders
Venue: Jane Long Middle School

In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night
Date: February 9, 2015
(performance for Performance Studies students - 40)
February 10, 2015
(10 students from THAR 210: Acting IV Character)
February 11, 2015 (358 students from THAR 201: Intro to World Theater)

The Story Pirates The Story Pirates
Date: March 2, 2015 (10:00AM & 12:45PM)
Audience: 1345 3rd graders from BISD

Click, Clack, Moo Click, Clack, Moo
Date: March 25 & 26, 2015 (10:00AM & 12:45PM both days)
Audience: 3050 2nd Graders

Camp OPAS Camp OPAS
Date: May 6, 2015
Attendees: 265 4th graders from South Knoll (CSISD), Navarro and Mitchell (Bryan ISD)
OPAS Encore Board

President
Kara Holmgreen

President-Elect
Liesl Wesson

Immediate Past President
Tracy Corrier

Treasurer
Kelly Waguespack

Assistant Treasurer
Jacque Knoop

Secretary
Kari Krueger

Director of Outreach & Volunteers
Stephanie Jones

Director of Development
Nichole Quick

Director of Marketing & Communications
Karen Winn

Gala Sales Team
Cortney Tenhet

Gala Event Design Team
Anne Locket

Gala Entertainment Team
Janet Steines

Gala Special Programs – Live Auction
Judy Marrs

Gala Special Programs – Raffle
Monica Latham

 

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