Live Broadway entertainment will be a highlight of Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation’s third annual “Night at the Library” Gala Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane. The event will feature an evening of Broadway show tunes by acclaimed performer Jeri Sager and a full course dinner within the Carlsbad City Library. In addition, a pre-dinner reception and musical ensembles from Carlsbad High School’s award-winning jazz band and choral programs will round out the evening’s festivities.
Tickets to “Night at the Library” are $75. Registration and more information is available at www.carlsbadlibraryartsfoundation.org. All proceeds will benefit ongoing literary and cultural programs as well as Carlsbad’s three library facilities: Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, Georgina Cole Library and the Library Learning Center.
Sager is a veteran of Broadway and numerous national tours. She is best known for her portrayal of “Grizabella” in “CATS” and has also enjoyed critical acclaim for her Broadway portrayals of “Fantine” in “Les Miserables” and “Eva Peron” in “Evita.” Sager’s golden voice and infectiously joyful stage presence has resulted in her busy touring schedule all over the U.S., England, the Caribbean, Japan, the West Indies, Mexico and Canada. She also performs in film and television roles, including “Country Strong,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.
The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that seeks, cultivates and provides financial support for Carlsbad’s library and cultural arts facilities and programs. Community support has enabled the Foundation to support ongoing literary and cultural programs in the library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, art exhibitions in the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, programs and services offered at the Library Learning Center as well as books and other library materials for all three city libraries.