Bruce Wood’s Iconic Western Dances
Bruce Wood Dance
tenth ANNIVERSARY Gala
February 21+22, 2020
Join Chairwoman Jacqueline Porter and
2020 BRUCE Awardees
The Nikaidoh Family
For a stellar show featuring Broadway’s Joseph Thalken,
Singers/Musicians Ginny Mac and Sonny Franks,
and our outstanding dancers!
Bruce Wood Dance takes you deep into the heart of Texas for an exuberant evening of food, cowboys songs, and dance. Joy Bollinger, Larry Lane, and Broadway music director Joseph Thalken revive Wood’s irresistible Western dances with Sonny Franks, Ginny Mac, and our glorious dancers. This exclusive experience awaits 130 guests per night!
Your support brings this art to life.
PHOTO by sharen bradford
The evening begins with cocktails and Texas fare, followed by the Third Annual BRUCE Award presentation and an intimate, supper–club performance highlighting iconic dances by Bruce Wood.®️
Seating for this exclusive fundraising event is extremely limited. Sponsor tables of eight are $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000. Individual seats are available for $300, $500, and $1,000. All proceeds benefit Bruce Wood Dance’s artistic and education programs.
Friday, February 21 or Saturday, February 22
Welcome Reception & Buffet—7:00 PM
Award & Performance—8:00 PM
Bruce Wood Dance Gallery
103 Howell Street I Dallas, Texas 75207
2020 BRUCE AWARD
The Nikaidoh Family + Eileen Zuttermeister
Hisashi, Lynn, Kimi, Ken Nikaidoh, and Eileen Zuttermeister are honored for their outstanding impact as passionate benefactors and champions of Bruce Wood’s artistry over the past 20 years.
Returning to Dallas is acclaimed New York composer Joseph Thalken, whose theater and concert works have been performed nationally and internationally. He has composed the scores for stage musicals Harold & Maude, Was, And The Curtain Rises, and Borrowed Dust on Broadway, and in Dallas for our Chasing Home. Says Thalken, “We have a history of working together on several creative projects, and it is always a true joy to create something new with this extraordinary company.”
Born and raised in Mesquite, TX, Sonny Franks has toured globally with The New Christy Minstrels and appeared onstage in such shows as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, West Side Story, Bright Star and many more. With a 40-year theatre career, Franks has shared the stage with greats Johnny Cash, The Gatlin Brothers, George Strait, and Jennifer Holiday, to name a few. Franks spent two years as MC and featured vocalist of the award-winning show, Country Tonite in Branson, Missouri.
Hailing from Fort Worth, Ginny Mac fronts a dynamic group that brings a fresh and exciting twist to vocal and instrumental stylings in the Country & Western Swing, Americana, Hot Jazz, and International music genres. Mac is a former member of the two-time, Grammy Award–winning group Brave Combo based in Denton. She has recorded four albums. Bruce Wood featured Ginny Mac and her combo in his 2011 work, Happy Feet.
Bruce Wood Dance Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts
organization. Bruce Wood is a registered trademark.
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors.