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The Tenth Season Anniversary Gala

Saturday, April 7, 2018
at 6:00 pm
at the Memphis Hilton

PURCHASE TICKETS

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.

 

PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR ($5,000)

Benefits:

  • Name recognition on Gala poster;
  • Stage-Side Reserved Dining table for 10;
  • Invitation for two to private, catered dinner party with Bryce Pinkham on Friday, April 6, 2018;
  • Plus all items listed with Gold Sponsorship, below.


GOLD SPONSOR ($2,500)

Benefits:

  • Name recognition on Invitation;
  • 5:30 pm early access to the event;
  • Preferential seating in Ballroom;
  • 20 Drink Tickets;
  • Complimentary champagne, dessert, and photo opportunity in the Black Box Theatre during post-show reception with Bryce Pinkham;
  • Plus all items listed with Silver Sponsorship, below.


SILVER SPONSOR ($1,500)

Benefits:

  • 6:00 pm entry to Gala
  • Lavish dinner buffet;
  • Dessert buffet;
  • Name recognition in playbill;
  • Intimate performance by Broadway sensation, Bryce Pinkham;
  • 10 tickets to the event;
  • Access to Cash Bar;
  • Reserved dining table for 10;
  • Gift to TSC's Education and Performance programming.

 

Single Tickets

Single Ticket guests are welcomed at 6:00 pm and receive dinner, dessert, access to all auctions and pre-show events and cash bars, and Bryce Pinkham's performance. 

The evening also includes the opportunity to enter and win (for a suggested donation of $20) the Broadway Weekend Trip for Two to New York City drawing which consists of round-trip airfare for two; 3 days/2 nights in a first-class Theatre District hotel; dinner at an intimate theatre district restaurant; and two reserved seat standard admission tickets to a Broadway play or musical of your choice. The value of the trip will not exceed $2,500 and may only be redeemed for the services outlined.  

 

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

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Next Up: The Southern Literary Salon John Grisham: Arkansas Rainmaker February 9

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TSC presents its next Southern Literary Salon, John Grisham: Arkansas Rainmaker at Thayne and Anne Muller’s inviting English home in East Memphis on Friday, February 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm. 

The evening features fun Southern food, conversation, 45 minutes or so of readings from Mr. Grisham’s works, and a drink or two of the author’s liking:  “Drink the wines from the top shelf,” he counsels. 

Tickets for the Grisham Salon only are $55 and include all of the above. 

Curated and directed by TSC resident artist Stephanie Shine and read by actors Michael Khanlarian, Carmen-maria Mandley, Shaleen Cholera, and Merit Koch, Arkansas Rainmaker will employ text from Mr. Grisham’s works, likely including his first novel, A Time to Kill, as well as The Chamber, Gray Mountain, Calico Joe, and The Rooster Bar.

Mr. Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 1955, and became a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer in Southaven, Mississippi after graduating from Ole Miss.  He also served in that state’s House of Representatives for eight years.  While practicing law, he practiced at his hobby: writing.  After 30 rejection letters for his first effort, the novel was finally published with a modest first print.  Far from discouraged, he immediately began his second novel, which ended up being known as The Firm.  Since that novel spent 47 weeks on the NYT bestseller list and became the best-seller of 1991, Mr. Grisham has written one novel per year.  Of those, nine have been adapted into films, including The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and The Firm.  He also wrote an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man.  There are currently over 300 million John Grisham books in print worldwide.

“I don't start a novel until I have lived with the story for awhile to the point of actually writing an outline, and after a number of books I've learned that the more time I spend on the outline the easier the book is to write,” says Mr. Grisham.  “And if I cheat on the outline, I get in trouble with the book.  In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth.  Each of you is an original.  Each of you has a distinctive voice.  When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.”

Read more: Next Up: The Southern Literary Salon John Grisham: Arkansas Rainmaker - February 9

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PURCHASE TICKETS

TSC presents its next Southern Literary Salon, John Grisham: Arkansas Rainmaker at Thayne and Anne Muller’s inviting English home in East Memphis on Friday, February 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm. 

The evening features fun Southern food, conversation, 45 minutes or so of readings from Mr. Grisham’s works, and a drink or two of the author’s liking:  “Drink the wines from the top shelf,” he counsels. 

Tickets for the Grisham Salon only are $55 and include all of the above. 

Curated and directed by TSC resident artist Stephanie Shine and read by actors Michael Khanlarian, Carmen-maria Mandley, Shaleen Cholera, and Merit Koch, Arkansas Rainmaker will employ text from Mr. Grisham’s works, likely including his first novel, A Time to Kill, as well as The Chamber, Gray Mountain, Calico Joe, and The Rooster Bar.

Mr. Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 1955, and became a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer in Southaven, Mississippi after graduating from Ole Miss.  He also served in that state’s House of Representatives for eight years.  While practicing law, he practiced at his hobby: writing.  After 30 rejection letters for his first effort, the novel was finally published with a modest first print.  Far from discouraged, he immediately began his second novel, which ended up being known as The Firm.  Since that novel spent 47 weeks on the NYT bestseller list and became the best-seller of 1991, Mr. Grisham has written one novel per year.  Of those, nine have been adapted into films, including The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and The Firm.  He also wrote an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man.  There are currently over 300 million John Grisham books in print worldwide.

“I don't start a novel until I have lived with the story for awhile to the point of actually writing an outline, and after a number of books I've learned that the more time I spend on the outline the easier the book is to write,” says Mr. Grisham.  “And if I cheat on the outline, I get in trouble with the book.  In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth.  Each of you is an original.  Each of you has a distinctive voice.  When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.”

Box Office Information

General Admission tickets for $55 are on sale now, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Tennessee Shakespeare Company, 7950 Trinity Road, Memphis 38018; or by calling 901-759-0604, or by going on-line to www.tnshakespeare.org.  Tickets include all entertainment, light fare, and libations.

Free parking.  No refunds or exchanges.  Credit card charges require a $1 per-ticket fee.  The cast and schedule are subject to change with notice.  The address for the Mullers’ house will be given out only to patrons once tickets have been sold.

 

Donate to the Auction

pic-gala-auction-itemsThe 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.  

2014 Auction Procurement Form