Donate to the Auction
The 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.
Single tickets to the Gala will go on sale onfor $175 per ticket. The cost of your ticket includes the show by Mr. McGillin, the lavish dinner buffet, dessert reception, and access to the open bars. You will be able to purchase these tickets on-line here.
Broadway Star Howard McGillin
Actor Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, headlines Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala on February 14, 2014, at Germantown Performing Arts Center.
Howard McGillin is a two-time Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee for originating the role of John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and for his portrayal of Billy Crocker in the Broadway revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. He starred in the award-winning West End revival of Mack & Mabel and sings on the cast album recording. He also received critical acclaim for his work as Molina in the Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, for originating a leading role in the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Bounce, for Kodaly in She Loves Me, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, and Captain Hook in the national tour of Peter Pan. Mr. McGillin has been featured in the Encores! production of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. He also has performed in many concerts in the United States and abroad, including Sondheim's Follies that was released on DVD.
Platinum, Gold, and Silver seating packages (with tiered benefits) for 10 guests are now available by calling TSC's Development Office today at 901-759-0620.
Preferred seating is available in the order in which calls are received. Single tickets, if available, will go on sale in January.
Choose from these Tiered Options of 10-seat Packages
PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR ($5,000)
- Name recognition on Poster;
- Best seats in the house;
- Invitation to private catered dinner party with the Guest Artist on Thursday, February 13, 2014
- Plus all items listed with Gold Sponsorship, below.
GOLD SPONSOR ($2,500)
- Name recognition on Invitation;
- Preferential seating in theatre;
- Complimentary Champagne and Dessert in the Green Room during post-show reception with Guest Artist;
- Complimentary photo opportunity with Guest Artist;
- Receive an exclusive gift with option for autograph: wine chill/picnic bag with two bottles of specially labeled TSC wine;
- Plus all items listed with Silver Sponsorship, below.
SILVER SPONSOR ($1,500)
- Lavish Dinner Buffet;
- Dessert Reception;
- Name recognition in Playbill;
- 10 tickets to the event;
- Preferential seating in theatre behind Gold Sponsors;
- Access to open bar.
The Holiday Classic Returns by Popular Demand:
Tennessee Shakespeare Company presents
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Inside the Winegardner Auditorium at The Dixon
Sponsored by FedEx Corporation
Memphis, TN (November 5, 2013) – – Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, returns last year's holiday hit It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play with a new look both on stage and in the audience to Dixon Gallery & Garden's Winegardner Auditorium from November 20 – December 8 in Memphis.
Adapted by Joe Landry from the famous Frank Capra holiday film featuring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey and Donna Reed as Mary Hatch, It's a Wonderful Life comes to stage-life in this 1946 radio play employing the dialogue and characters from the film and played by a company of five actors.