10th Anniversary Gala

 

There is joyous fun to be had as we celebrate TEN amazing years and look to our sparkling future.

Enjoy dinner and dessert, multiple entertainments and delights, a full cash bar, the return of our swanky Silent Auction, the most fun Live Auction in Memphis, and a rare opportunity to enjoy an intimate performance by Broadway phenomenon, Bryce Pinkham.

Crown the festivities with the knowledge that you are supporting TSC's far-reaching Education Program, which now teaches service veterans, Company d dancers, adjudicated youth in Hope Academy and Jail East, as well as thousands of students in classrooms every week in elementary, middle, and high schools in Shelby County.  

Attire: semi-formal and cocktail.  

For more information and to purchase 10-ticket sponsorship packages with exclusive benefits, please call Stephanie Shine at 901-759-0620.  

Single Tickets are now on sale for $100 through February 28, 2018.  After February 28, Single Tickets are $125.

Generously Sponsored by:
Barbara B. Apperson, Camp Tabor, Nancy Copp, Alicia and Stephen Davis, Jack and Sandra Jones, Ernest and Pat Kelly, Dorothy O. Kirsch, Land Rover Bluff City, Milton T. Schaeffer, Pat and Thane Smith, Margaret and Owen Tabor, Jeannie and Owen Tabor, Jr.

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About the Broadway Performers

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Bryce Pinkham (Featured Broadway Performer) is a Grammy and Tony Award-nominated American stage and screen actor.  He is perhaps best known for originating the role of Monty Navarro in the Broadway production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.  The performance earned him a Grammy Award nomination as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.  Mr. Pinkham played the role on Broadway for more than 700 performances, and the show was named Best Musical of 2014.  Mr. Pinkham went on to star in the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles as Peter Patrone, for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award, as well as the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance in 2015.  In the fall of 2016, he returned to Broadway leading the cast of Roundabout Theater and Universal Pictures’ Holiday Inn, performing in the role originally played by Bing Crosby in the classic 1942 movie.  Mr. Pinkham also originated roles in Ghost the Musical and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway.

His recent film and television appearances include the Robert DeNiro comedy The Comedian and Baz Lurman’s Netflix drama, The Get Down, as well as a regular role in the PBS series Mercy Street.  Previously, Mr. Pinkham appeared on The Good WifePerson of Interest, and the PBS miniseries God in America.  In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, which is given to “a limited number of exceptionally talented young dancers, musicians, actors, and visual artists as they complete their training and begin their professional life.”

In 2012, Mr. Pinkham and fellow actor Lucas Caleb Rooney co-founded Zara Aina, a non-profit organization devoted to helping at-risk children expand their capacity for achievement through theatrical performance and storytelling.  Mr. Rooney and Mr. Pinkham regularly travel to Madagascar to help empower at-risk students through theatrical story-telling techniques and performance and to provide them with much-needed medical and educational assistance.  Mr. Pinkham also performs regularly with the theatre company Outside the Wire, which takes performances of Greek tragedy to American-military audiences around the world to foster discussion about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and soldier suicide.  Mr. Pinkham is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Boston College.

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Wayne Barker (Music Director/Pianist) is composer of the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, which earned him a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award nomination for best original score.  He performed with Dame Edna Everage for six years from 2000-2006, composing and appearing as Master of the Dame's Music for her Broadway shows Dame Edna: Back With A Vengeance (2005) and All About Me (2010), which co-starred Michael Feinstein.  He also co-wrote lyrics with Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 75th Royal Command Variety Performance.

Mr. Barker scored and arranged Sisters’ Follies for acclaimed puppeteer and MacArthur fellow Basil Twist.  He composed scores and performed in both Beth Henley’s Laugh (Studio Theater, Washington DC) and Joe DiPietro’s Hollywood (La Jolla Playhouse).  He has been music director for Mark Lamos' stagings of Into The Woods and She Loves Me at the Westport Country Playhouse and A Little Night Music at Baltimore's Center Stage and American Conservatory Theater. While at Center Stage, Mr. Barker also conducted Caroline or Change and The Boys From Syracuse in productions directed by David Schweizer.

Among his other regional work, Mr. Barker has written music for The Three Musketeers and Twelfth Night at Seattle Rep and The Great Gatsby and The Primrose Path (dir. Roger Rees) at the Guthrie Theater, and he was orchestrator of Mark Bennett's score for A Midsummer Night's Dream at La Jolla Playhouse.

He has contributed dozens of original arrangements to symphony pops programs, including those presented by the New York Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, and St. Louis symphonies, among many others.

In 2015 he was seen in the world premiere A Confederacy of Dunces (dir. David Esbjorson) at Huntington Theatre Company, as music director and onstage pianist. www.waynebarkercomposer.com