Night with the Stars

Returning to your galaxy this February, Night with the Stars is the see-and-be-seen gala of the year. This red carpet event celebrates the magic of motion pictures, while raising funds to support Theatre Calgary’s groundbreaking productions and extraordinary outreach programs.

Building on the highly anticipated premiere of Theatre Calgary’s The Little Prince - The Musical, as well as the release of the next installment of the Star WarsTM saga, this year’s gala will transport you to far away worlds and distant galaxies. For one unforgettable evening, you and your guests will have the opportunity to view the Academy Awards® under a canopy of stars, explore strange landscapes in search of otherworldly auction items, and encounter all manner of extraterrestrial activity. So dress to the nines, prepare for takeoff, and join us on February 28th for a glittering evening that promises to be OUT OF THIS WORLD.

The Event

Mission Control
Hyatt Regency
February 28, 2016 

Cosmic Cantina
5 pm Cocktails & Bubbles

May the Awards be with you
6 pm to 10 pm Live Broadcast of the Academy Awards®

The Highest Bidder Strikes Back
Extensive Live & Silent Auctions
Premium Raffle

The Envelope Please
Award Prediction Contest 

An Otherworldly Feast
Enjoy a themed menu

Formal Attire (Space Suit Optional)

Jon Solo - Emcee (Jonathan Love)
Jonathan has played many roles over the course of his career. As a journalist, he has been a co-host, associate producer and columnist for The Calgary Eyeopener and The Homestretch on CBC Calgary. In addition to his voiceover/production business ToonVox, he voices and produces videos, commercials and cartoons. He was the voice of Obi-wan Kenobi in the Star Wars video game "The Clone Wars." Onscreen, he has worked with visionaries like Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) and Kevin Costner (Open Range) and has appeared in television hits including Touch the Top of the World and Hell on Wheels. Onstage, he has written and performed many productions with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has directed and performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with the NAC Orchestra. His life has also been comically underscored by his band, Calgary’s favourite a cappella group, the Heebee-jeebees who released his song "Use the Force" (available on iTunes) and have successfully not been sued by the dark side.


$250 per ticket / $2,500 per table of ten

A tax receipt will be issued for the charitable portion of the ticket cost.

This year, take advantage of the remarkable opportunity to have one or more artists from The Little Prince - The Musical  join you for this event as your guests. Artist tickets may be purchased at the same cost as regular tickets, but must be coordinated through our development department. Please email or call Ciani Muza, Development Coordinator at 403-294-7440, ext. 1054 for further details.

Purchase tickets here

For inquiries into the event, please email or call Ciani Muza, Development Coordinator at 403-294-7440, ext. 1054.

*This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Browse our Flickr gallery for photos from past Night with the Stars galas.


Night with the Stars 2015


Night with the Stars 2014