A few weeks ago, we wrote about the Dallas Summer Musicals’ then-upcoming gala, which was fraught when headliner Bernadette Peters had to step aside to take over for Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! But despite that snag, chairs Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld managed to pull off an exceptional event, securing the amazing Brian Stokes Mitchell and Katharine McPhee to co-headline and breaking a record, raising in excess of half a million dollars.

Below are scenes from the event (photos by Stevan Koye and Keenan Cobb). Congrats, DSM.