CAKES & ALE
A Surprise Birthday Party for William Shakespeare
We're putting together a REALLY fun evening, and look forward to seeing you all there. We'll also keep you posted when we're ready to reveal the entertainment line-up.
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| Food & Drink |
| Silent Auction |
| Cash Bar |
Society6 is running a special where you can save 10% on your first order using code 106SOCIETY.
They frequently offers discounts and specials, so it's worth checking in with them, joining their mailing list or searching online for coupon codes.
Remember that showing your purchase acts both as a fundraiser and as advertising for Shakespeare in the Park. So, using your mug, carrying your tote bag, wearing your t-shirt -- it benefits twice over. Besides, who wouldn't want to style as part of such a cool club?!
If there's a particular design you'd like to see -- or create! -- drop us a line and let us know about it. We'll be continuing to build it out with additional designs, including the banner above and these:
Want us to let you know when we add new items/designs to the store?
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Things we know:
We have created a new Shakespeare in the Park Summer Sponsor donor category that offers you the opportunity to avoid waiting in line to claim a space for your blanket or lawn chair at our performances.
For the 2015 season, one space may be reserved for each increment of $50 given.
Here’s what you need to know:
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We have added a Corporate Sponsorship page to our website for those businesses interested in supporting the arts to make Milwaukee an even better place to live and work.
You are a supporter of Optimist Theatre. And we could not be more grateful for your donation(s). But your gift could go twice as far if you work for a company that matches its employees' (and even its retirees') donations.
The following companies offer matching donations -- if your current or former employer isn't on this list, it just means we might not have heard that it matches. Please contact your HR or benefits department to find out if your company matches. And if it does, let us know we should add it to our list!
Jewelry and more
Optimist Theatre is proud to announce its first pre-show marketplace! We want to enhance your experience by providing a venue for a variety of local vendors offering hand made arts and crafts. It is a wonderful way for local talents to get more exposure. And, all booth funds help support Optimist Theatre, too so it's a win-win situation!
If you are interested in more information on how you can be a part of the Marketplace magic, contact Char Paulbicke for details.
For those of you not able to be with us at our "UNSPHERE THE STARS" fundraiser on February 12th, you missed a sincerely magnificent time. From Patrick Lawlor's playful MC-ing to the Milwaukee Opera Theatre's selections from their current season to a cameo appearance by the Bard of Avon himself -- the evening was a barnburner!
Our headliner, Philip Earl Johnson, wowed the crowd and proved, once again, why he's been a favorite each year he's appeared at our winter shindig. We also could not have been happier to fill Turner Hall Ballroom with the smoky, swanky, sexy sounds of Ms. Anita Stemper.
Of course, without those who bought tickets and made donations and bid on auction items, all those terrific performers would -- well, still have been terrific. But we wouldn't, at the end of it, be announcing our fifth season of Shakespeare in the Park, NOW WITH 50% MORE TRAGEDY, COMEDY, JEALOUSY, FALSE ACCUSATIONS, BRAVERY, SONG, DANCE AND YES, PUPPETS!
In the course of thanking those of you who attended and donated and bid, we must extend special thanks to our friends at the AAUW -- American Association of University Women (Milwaukee). This terrific organization has been empowering women for more than 100 years. Their generous donation is one of those that allows us to present The Winter's Tale as our 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production.