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.
Are you planning on joining Optimist Theatre for our 2014 winter fundraiser party, UNSPHERE THE START? Excellent! Some details that will make it easier to plan your evening:
First off, your ticket purchase will not only help us meet the BMO Harris challenge grant, but $20 per ticket is tax deductible. Optimist Theatre’s tax ID number is 39-1769252. If you need a direct receipt, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org after the event and we’ll be happy to get one to you.
Tickets are $35.00 per person. I’m sorry, but we cannot sell tables at the door because they are pre-set before the event begins.
We will accept cash, check or credit at the door.
On the evening of Wednesday, February 12, 2013, the party begins at 7:00 pm.
UNSPHERE THE STARS will be a fabulously fun fundraiser variety starring a number of brilliant music talent and Optimist Theatre comedic favorite, Mr. Phil Johnson. Phil’s sublimely hilarious physical and musical comedy is a huge hit every year. http://www.philipearl.com
Enjoy the excellent selection and values in our silent auction. Cash, checks and credit cards will all be gratefully accepted and any amount paid over retail value will be tax deductible.
1040 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203.
We will be upstairs in the ballroom.
Please note: Turner Hall is a non-smoking building.
Parking at Turner Hall is primarily in the paid lots adjacent and nearby metered streets.
Note: There is a basketball game at the Bradley Center the night of February 12th, so give yourself plenty of time to find parking.
Directions and Detailed Parking Information: http://pabsttheater.org/pages/directions
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at SSFry@OptimistTheatre.org or 262-498-5777.
Thank you again for your Optimistic support. Together, we’ll continue to bring free Shakespeare in the Park to Greater Milwaukee – and have a great time doing it.