Brian Stokes Mitchell
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Arena Stage has announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be the Honorary Chairs for its grand re-opening and yearlong inaugural season at the Mead Center, which includes the Opening Gala Celebration on October 25.

The gala will be headlined by Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, and will also include cocktails and dinner. Award-winning journalist Leon Harris will emcee the evening. The Mayor of the District of Columbia Adrian Fenty and his wife, Michelle Fenty, will also serve as Honorary Co-Chairs.

A limited number of individual tickets at $1,500 and $2,500 will be available beginning August 16. For more information, visit www.arenastage.org/support/special-events.