Guests recently had the opportunity to have a night of glitz and glamour at the annual STAGES St. Louis Applause Gala held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel. With the goal to raise funds to support the organization's education and artistic programs, guests were invited to bid on a number of silent action items while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. Guests were then treated to a lavish dinner while enjoying various presentations and performances.