This past season YMTC held events to bring the community together in different ways to support and help raise funds for the company. Our 2nd Annual Musical Gala was held in April 2017 at a beautiful home in Berkeley, featuring performances from company members and staff, and raising funds for our Tuition Assistance program. The Karaoke BBQ, now in its 3rd year, has become an event that everyone looks forward to--joining alumni and company members, staff, and volunteers at our Aquatic Park campus in a relaxed and fun celebration highlighted by Karaoke singing (musical theater songs, of course!) accompanied by our resident music director and open to anyone who wants to take the mic. This season we also participated for the first time in an athletic spin class fundraiser at Berkeley's CycleBar--with a special musical theater soundtrack curated by one of our TAAP students, and some good fun and sweat equity was shared to raise funds for our tuition assistance program.