The Rep's 2011
Something to Sing About
There’s music in the air for Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s
2011 Gala – Something to Sing About. Mark Clements has
kicked off his inaugural season with stunning theatricality,
powerful drama and beautiful and rousing music. The 2011 Gala,
which will be held on Saturday, May 14, is a special evening
to celebrate The Rep’s artistic triumphs and look forward
to the season ahead.
The Gala is The Rep’s
final production of the year with all of the theatricality
and thrills of a main stage production. From surprising entertainment
to mingling with favorite Rep actors, to exclusive items
and experiences at our auction, this musical evening will
leave our guests with something to sing about.
Starting the night off in
perfect harmony, the event begins with cocktails and a silent
auction in The Rep’s Stiemke
Studio. The auction features exclusive packages, one-of-a-kind
experiences and special items that have graced Rep stages from
the 2010/11 Season. To make the bidding even easier this year,
the auction will feature the BidPal auction system sponsored
by Badger Meter which uses iPod Touch technology to offer instant
access to descriptions, values and current bids. Back by popular
demand, the “Wine Pull” will give everyone the
opportunity to win a wide range of distinct wines of every
Following the auction, guests
will enjoy a delectable dinner in the InterContinental Milwaukee
Hotel Ballroom while taking part in the spirited live auction
led by Steve “The Homer” True.
Music will be interspersed throughout the event and the evening
will culminate with a performance featuring Rep favorites and
special guests looking ahead to The Rep’s 2011/12 season!
New to the event this year is the After Party happening immediately
after the Gala starting at approximately 9:30 pm. Guests will
return to the Stiemke Studio for more entertainment provided
by Boo the Band, dancing, drinks, late night snacks and raffle
prizes. Admission to The After Party is complimentary for Gala
guests and $40 for members of the public which includes food
and drink tickets.
The funds raised through The
Gala will help support the work of Milwaukee Repertory Theater
and its education programs that serve over 20,000 students
with special performances, a variety of in-school workshops
and residencies. The Rep would like to thank the Milwaukee
community for its support that helps the theater make a positive
impact in southeastern Wisconsin through its many productions,
community outreach and educational programs.
Individual tickets to The Rep’s 2010
Gala are $250. Tables of ten are available for $2,500.
The event is Semi-Formal with complimentary Valet Parking.
For additional information or
to RSVP, please call Becca Kitelinger, Development Events Manager,
at 414-290-5347 or e-mail email@example.com.
Take a sneak peak at the auction items!
Perfect for any occasion, this classic Chanel Black
Caviar purse with double leather handles, zip closure
fits comfortably over the shoulder.
Value: $1,600 Donor: Neiman Marcus Northbrook Court.
CHEF EXPERIENCE AT KIL@WAT
Enjoy an intimate five-course dining experience
for up to eight guests at a special
table in Kil@Wat. Executive Chef David Zakroczymski will
personally guide you through each course and special wine
restrictions apply and date must be arranged in advance.)
Value: $1,000 Donor: Marcus Hotels & Resorts
WAYNE GRETZKY JERSEY
as the best player in the history of the National Hockey
League, Wayne Gretzky is an icon of hockey history. This
one of a kind hand signed jersey is an amazing addition
to the biggest fan’s collection.
Value: Priceless Donor: Norm Dyer
IN THE STACKNER CABARET
Buy out the house for one performance in the Stackner
Cabaret. Enjoy an exclusive evening performance of a
2011/12 Stackner Cabaret production. With this unique
party package you and one hundred guests will receive
a personal performance as well as a delicious dinner
by the Stackner Cabaret chefs. This dinner package includes
one chicken entree, soda and coffee for each of your
guests. (Additions and substitutions result in additional
costs. All parties must coordinate a mutually agreed
upon date. Restrictions apply.)
Value: $5,000 Donor: The Rep
For a complete list of this years Gala
auction items, click
here to view the entire booklet!
New this year! -
Tickets now $40/couple!
Limited to the next 50 people who rsvp
Raffle Prizes include:
Let it all go and jump with the area's best, Skydive
4 tickets to Summerfest, the World's largest music festival!
4 Opening Night Tickets to a 2011/12 Season production,
plus Donor Lounge passes and a private, backstage tour
of The Rep
4 tickets to a Rep Entourage Event which includes a pre-
and post-show reception and 4 tickets to a show!
Encore: Gala After-Party
takes place this Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 pm in the Stiemke
Studio. Evening highlights include a live band, late night
snack bar of s'mores and wings, a full bar - with your first
drink on us - and raffle prizes you won't find anywhere else. The
next 50 people to rsvp get all of this for just $40/couple!
Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress to impress!
You do not need to attend the Gala to attend Encore.
For more information click here or call 414-290-0712.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Fri., May 13.
Limited tickets available!
We hope you can help us celebrate the end of a successful