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        Live Auction Packages


Sip and Soar

Package Description: 
Jet out for the weekend to the world famous Napa Valley with this exclusive wine-lovers package! You and a guest will be whisked away with round-trip airfare for 3 nights at the Meritage Resort and Spa. Once there, enjoy a birds-eye-view of the vineyards in a private Hot Air Balloon Ride with champagne breakfast! Finally, sample the goods at not one but TWO wine tastings. And don't worry about the designated driver, 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service are on us! Concierge service also included!
Package expires April 8th, 2017. Package must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Airfare is to SFO or Oakland Airports, Napa Valley is 1.5 hours north of these cities. Airfare taxes, a $25 per person processing fee, and ground transportation are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackouts include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Weeks. Suggested Balloon tour times are May-November.
Fair Market Value: $6,895


Cumberland Island Adventure

Package Description:
Enjoy a week on your own deserted island in Southeast Georgia! We’ll boat you out to this southernmost sea island with up to 10 of your friends and family for a secluded experience that you’ll carry with you for a lifetime. This charming Cumberland Island residence is located in the middle of a park where wild turkeys, horses, deer and bobcats roam free and even join you for breakfast on sunny days! Spend your time hiking and climbing the beautiful trails or picnicking, swimming and fishing on the 21 miles of pristine beach. There’s even a truck to get you around! This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a bargain at any price!
Thank You: Nancy Copp
This package expires on April 8th, 2017.
Fair Market Value: $6,000


Scottsdale Dream Golf Getaway

Package Description:
Swing like the pros with this playful package! Fly to Scottsdale, Arizona, where the sun shines 300 days of the year on a picturesque par-71 course. Be sure to rest up during your 3-night stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa. You’ll be spending a day at one of the U.S.’s premiere courses! We’ve included the greens fee, golf cart, and practice balls for a round at the Tournament Players Club Scottsdale Champions Course.
Concierge booking service included!
Package expires April 8th, 2017. Package must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Airfare is to Phoenix, AZ. Airfare taxes, ground transportation, and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates are February 1-7 and Sep. 19-Oct. 2
Fair Market Value: $4,790


A VIP Experience at Churchill Downs
Package Description:
You and a guest will enjoy a 3-night stay at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky. Then it’s off to the races! Enjoy the spectacle of thoroughbred horse racing at Churchill Downs from your own VIP Private Jockey Club Suite, where up to 6 more guests may join you to cheer on the competitors during the Spring, September, or Fall Meets. Then, surprise your guests with a race named in your honor and a trackside view. Step into the winner’s circle with your guests after your race and enjoy a photo and replica of the winning trophy!
Package expires April 8th, 2017. Package must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Not valid during Derby Week (last weekend of April through first weekend of May), on premium dates such as Opening Weeks, Downs After Dark (select Saturday evenings), and major holidays. Dates subject to change. Up to 6 guests can be added to the suite and trophy presentation at no additional cost.
Fair Market Value: $3,036

A Capital Affair

Package Description:
Treat your nearest and dearest to an evening of good theatre, good food, and good conversation with this elegant evening package. Begin the night with a Chef inspired four-course dinner for 8, with champagne toast, at the world famous Capital Grille. Then, it’s off to the theatre! Enjoy a show of your choice at the musical, magical, memorable Theatre Memphis! Afterwards, congratulate yourself on an evening well-hosted with 4 extra tickets to the Theatre Memphis 2016/2017 season!
Thank You: Theatre Memphis and The Capital Grille
Package includes: Dinner for 8 with Champagne Toast at the Capital Grille (please give one-week notice). 12 Tickets to the Theatre Memphis 2016/2017 Season. Dinner expires April 8th, 2017.
Fair Market Value: $1,070


The Doctor Are In

Package Description:
Got a gourmet fever? Our doctors recommend a five-course meal with wine pairings. Famed Grizzlies Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Drew Murphy and lauded local ER Doctor Tom Farrar, as well as their wonderful wives Melia and Elizabeth, invite you and seven of your friends to a delectable dinner at the Farrars' fabulous home. Dine in style as these salutary sommeliers hand-select wine pairings for each course from their personal collections. It’s the perfect epicurean prescription!
Offer expires April 8th. 2017. Dinner will take place on a mutually agreed upon date, please allow 30 days notice.
Fair Market Value: $1,000


  • Arts Midwest Announces 2016–2017 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants
  • The Oliver Experiment
  • Midsummer Night
  • TSC Announces Four New Members

Arts Midwest Announces 2016–2017
Shakespeare in American Communities
Including Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Grants Mark 14th Year of Bringing Shakespeare to Youth

logo nea 2016Minneapolis, MN/Memphis, TN – Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company was announced as one of the 40 recipients (one of only six in the southeastern U.S.) for the third time in its history.  The grant will support TSC’s innovative and successful Romeo and Juliet Project in underserved Freshman high school classes in 2016-17.

The awards mark the fourteenth consecutive year of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program managed by Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Each of the participating theater companies will present productions of Shakespeare plays to students from at least 10 schools.  Accompanying educational activities include in-school residencies, workshops, or post-performance discussions.  Performances will take place between August 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017.

Since the program’s inception in 2003, Shakespeare in American Communities has introduced middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare, benefiting more than 2.8 million individuals, including 2.3 million students, with live performances and educational activities.

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Sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (NYC)

Presents its Third Musical in Development August 15 on the University of Memphis mainstage:

The Oliver Experiment

What if your entire life were a Broadway musical…and you had no clue?

Featuring Broadway’s Brightest Stars

Memphis, TN (July 27, 2015) – Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm.

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Midsummer Night

Live music, glow sticks, and power chords!
Featuring Broadway’s Katrina Lenk and Eric B. Anthony

Memphis, TN (June 15, 2015) – Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm.

Tickets for the reading are just $15, or $10 for Students and Seniors.

Midsummer Night, directed by Janet Roston, is the second of three developing musicals in TSC’s inaugural Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress.

Broadway's Katrina Lenk

 Eric B. Anthony

Broadway's Katrina Lenk and Eric B. Anthony 

Sponsored by one of Broadway’s elite musical licensing companies, Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) and President/CEO Steve Spiegel, based in New York City, Showplace Memphis has been devised as the next creative stage for three musicals en route to full productions in New York and on the regional theatre circuit across the U.S.  The first musical in Showplace Memphis last month was a very successful reading of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical.  The final musical will be a charming and surprising new piece, The Oliver Experiment (August 15).

TRW has selected the musicals, and the Actors’ Equity casts and directors are coming from all around the country and Memphis.

The cast includes Broadway’s Katrina Lenk (Once; Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark; The Miracle Worker) as Titania and Eric B. Anthony (The Lion King; Hairspray; Mary Poppins) as Puck.

Songwriters Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda join with co-creator/director Janet Roston (Artistic Director of The Los Angeles Rock Opera Company) for this new take on William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The musical is set within a modern-day rock festival.  It’s a rollicking collision of rock music, iambic pentameter, and hipsters – where rock stars Titania and Oberon quarrel, festival assistant Puck creates havoc, and roadie Bottom gets a chance to shine.  

Keyboardist Milburn and electric violinist Vigoda have been singing and writing songs together for over 20 years, first for their band GrooveLily, and more recently for musical theatre and film.  Theatre:  Striking Twelve, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Beautiful Poison, Wheelhouse, Toy Story: The Musical, Long Short Story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, its complete reworking as the rock musical Midsummer Night, and Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.  Film: many songs for Tinker Bell for Disney animated movies.  Additional music is provided by Gene Lewin.   

The Midsummer Night creators and cast will collaborate and rehearse at the U of M for ten days leading up to its reading.  Though it will be going through both script and music changes, Midsummer Night will be played and sung in its entirety and with musical accompaniment on the U of M’s mainstage.  No other design elements (scenic/costumes/lights) will be integrated.

Audiences will have an opportunity to speak with the actors and creators of Midsummer Night immediately following its reading.  Audiences also will inform the production by completing an audience survey that will help the creative team in future development phases.

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Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces Four New Members to its Board of Directors

Memphis, TN – Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South’s professional classical theatre and education organization, announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors, led by President Owen B. Tabor, M.D.

Now in the midst of its eighth season, TSC has expanded the Board to its largest membership.  The Board is made up of 26 members and now six Emeritus members.

New members voted onto the Board beginning FY16 for their first three-year terms are:

Elise L. Jordan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with FedEx Express.

Dorothy O. Kirsch, Memphis philanthropist with a long history of supporting the arts and culture in the Mid-South.

Anne Johnson Mead, partner at the law firm of Butler, Sevier, Hinsley & Reid, PLLC, focusing her practice on litigation, collaborative law, and mediation.  Anne is a member of the Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations, and serves on the Board for the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar.

Tracy Vezina Patterson, Director of Alumni Relations at Rhodes College.  She is an alumna of Rhodes College and the University of Memphis School of Law.  Tracy is actively involved in several ministries of St. George's Episcopal Church and has served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden.  Past civic involvements include Memphis Civitan and Special Kids and Families.

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Tennessee Shakespeare Company is generously supported by:

Boyle         FedEx         Tennessee Arts Commission

International Paper             University of Memphis  logo-arts-memphis

     First Tenneessee Foundation    

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Individual Season Sponsors:

Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund; Nancy Copp; Ernest, Pat, Martha, and Marian Kelly; Milton T. Schaeffer; The Family of Owen and Margaret Tabor;
Ann and Wellford Tabor.

Season Partners:

Boyle Investment Company, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, The Hutchison School, Shelby County Schools, St. George’s Church, The University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is a proud member of:
Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence       ArtsMemphis    logo-gacc          Tennesseans for the Arts     Tennessee Theatre Association     Where We Live