Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala a Record Success
(February 18, 2014) - On Friday, February 14 at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 450 guests enjoyed a rare Valentine's treat with Tennessee Shakespeare Company.
Broadway's longest-running Phantom of the Opera, Howard McGillin, accompanied by pianist Joe Thalken, left the audience on its feet several times -- particularly when he followed his hour-long performance with a mesmerizing encore of "The Music of the Night," from Phantom.
Afterwards, Howard and Joe graciously shared dessert, photos, and autographs with TSC's Platinum and Gold sponsors of the event, which set a fundraising record for TSC's innovative Education Programs through tickets, sponsorships, and exclusive auctions.
Howard's performance followed a sumptuous dinner that sat guests throughout the theatre, surrounded by TSC's famous open bars.
Save the Date for next year's Valentine's Gala: February 14, 2015!
(Pictured: Gala Chairwoman Anne Hamer McCarroll, in red; and Howard McGillin in performance. Photos: Joey Miller.)
Tennessee Shakespeare Company Stages Romeo and Juliet at Germantown Performing Arts Center January 28 and 30
Part of its renowned Romeo and Juliet Project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
(Memphis, TN, January 9, 2014) – Tennessee Shakespeare Company brings a sweeping, youthful, full-cast production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at Germantown Performing Arts Center on January 28 and 30 at 7:00 pm. Opening night on January 28 will include a complimentary post-show reception with the actors.
Children 17 years and younger will be admitted FREE for both performances when accompanied by a paying, attending guardian. Limit: four per guardian.Directed by Stephanie Shine, Romeo and Juliet is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This marks the first time in TSC's young history that it has been nationally-recognized with NEA funding.
The professional, multi-ethnic cast of actors and designers from around the country also will feature a six-actor ensemble from the theatre department at the University of Memphis.
The production is part of TSC's larger social and educational investment in its community: The Romeo and Juliet Project. Piloted in 2012, funded locally by ArtsMemphis to expand into Memphis schools in 2013, and now funded by the NEA and ArtsMemphis for 2014, the Project will send TSC's actor-teachers into Carver, Booker T. Washington, Ridgeway, Kirby, and Bartlett High Schools to teach every Freshman the play through an interactive, three-day anti-violence residency through February.
Donate to the Auction
The Gala evening, which is expected to sell out, includes a lavish buffet dinner, an exclusive opportunity to win a trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia, for only $25, TSC's singular live auction, and a fun new silent auction of 30 Celebrity Wine & Spirits baskets.
This is a high-profile event for a meaningful cause. If you would like to consider making a donation to our live and silent auctions, we would love to speak with you.
Please call 901-759-0620 and ask to speak with the Gala Auction Coordinator, who can also assist you if you would like to purchase a souvenir display ad in our Playbill for the evening.
If you would like to donate an item to our silent auction, below is an Auction Procurement Form which you can save to your computer, fill out at your leisure, and return to us with your generous donation.
Tickets Selling Fast for TSC's Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala at GPAC
A Celebration in Song with Broadway's Longest-Running Phantom, Howard McGillin
Sponsored by: Stephen and Alicia Davis, Jack and Sandra Jones, Dr. Owen and Jeannie Tabor,
and Deborah Dunklin Tipton
$175 Single Tickets Now On Sale
Only a Handful of $150-Seat Packages for 10 Remain
All to Benefit TSC's Nationally-Recognized Education Program
(Memphis, TN, December 27, 2013) -- Actor Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, will headline Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala on February 14, 2014, at Germantown Performing Arts Center.
Mr. McGillin's 50-minute show to benefit TSC's education program will feature his Broadway songbook and stories from his fabled 30-year career.
A two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for originating the role of John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and his portrayal of Billy Crocker in the Broadway revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes, Mr. McGillin has starred in the West End revival of Mack & Mabel, Broadway's The Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Secret Garden, Sunday in the Park with George, and as Captain Hook in the national tour of Peter Pan. Only six Platinum, Gold, and Silver seating packages (with tiered benefits) remain for 10 guests each. Please call TSC's Development Office today at 901-759-0620 for the best deal with the most benefits.
Preferred seating is available in the order in which calls are received.
Single tickets are now available by either calling the Development Office or clicking the "Purchase Tickets" button to the right.
The evening, which is expected to sell out, also includes a lavish buffet dinner, an exclusive opportunity to win a trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia, for only $25, TSC's singular live auction, and a fun new silent auction of 30 Celebrity Wine & Spirits baskets.
For more information, please call 901-759-0620 or go to www.tnshakespeare.org.
Single tickets to the Gala will go on sale onfor $175 per ticket. The cost of your ticket includes the show by Mr. McGillin, the lavish dinner buffet, dessert reception, and access to the open bars. You will be able to purchase these tickets on-line here.