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.