Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:30pm

SAVE THE DATE for Northwest Arkansas’s signature event celebrating innovative arts learning—the 2013 TheatreSquared Gala for Education. Join 250 of our region’s arts, civic and corporate leaders in celebration and support of T2 for Education, serving 12,000 students and teachers each year.

LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN.
To purchase tickets for this year's event, call (479) 445-6333.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Gourmet plated dinner and wine reception at The Fayetteville Town Center 
  • Command cabaret performance by Broadway veterans (and Next to Normal stars) Rita Harvey and Rob Sutton
  • Presentation of the 2013 Arts Advocate Award to Judy and Bill Schwab 
  • The 2013 "Sparkling" Wine Raffle awarding one lucky winner a $1,500 gift certificate to Romance Diamond Co. and a collection of exceptional wines selected by Bordinos Restaurant and The Wine Cellar

Proceeds support TheatreSquared's innovative educational outreach programs, which reach over 12,000 students and teachers each year through student performances, teacher workshops, and in-school literacy residencies.

Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm. Seating is limited.

If you would prefer to reserve tickets or tables by mail, please click here to download a printable PDF of our RSVP form.

Judy and Bill SchwabThe 2013 Arts Advocate Award will be presented to Judy and Bill Schwab. Before serving as associate vice chancellor for administration at the University of Arkansas — and helping manage the $1 billion Campaign for the Twenty-First Century — Judy Schwab taught English at Fayetteville High School, where she launched the Advanced Placement Language and Composition program and the literary magazine Connotations. Among other recognitions, she and was honored as Fayetteville Public Schools Teacher of the Year. A past president of the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, she currently serves as vice chair of the Walton Arts Center Board of Directors. As a scholar, Bill Schwab is the author of four books and numerous articles, focusing most recently on the Arkansas Hispanic community and on undocumented children and youth. As dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, he advocated for a renewed emphasis on the arts, supporting efforts to transform the campus into an “All Steinway Campus” and to establish sUgAR, a student art gallery in Bentonville. Since 2010, he has served as the university’s liaison with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bill and Judy have been married for 27 years and are passionate about the arts and education — as well as good books, exceptional food, wonderful friends, and travel. The 2013 Arts Advocate Award recognizes their indelible contributions to the arts and to the greater Northwest Arkansas community through leadership, inspiration, and hard work.

Rita Harvey and Rob SuttonFeatured performer Rita Harvey recently starred in TheatreSquared’s production of Next to Normal. On Broadway, she appeared as Hodel in the Broadway revival Fiddler on the Roof and made her debut performing the lead role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, after two years performing the role with the second national tour. She has also starred off-Broadway, in major regional theatres and in concerts around the world. Ms. Harvey will be joined by Mountain View native Rob Sutton, who co-starred in TheatreSquared’s Next to Normal. On Broadway, he understudied and performed the roles of Beast and Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast and starred as Sam Carmichael in the Las Vegas company of Mamma Mia!

PARTICIPATION LEVELS

Tables and tickets include a tax-deductible donation to T2 for Education, serving 12,000 students from Northwest Arkansas to the Arkansas Delta region.

School Sponsors ($5,000) receive:

2013/14 Gala Menu

fresh

Spinach salad with pecans, chèvre, bacon and sherry vinaigrette

savory

Pan-seared pork tenderloin & chicken in a lemon-caper sauce
Roasted rosemary potatoes
Green beans

sweet

Trio of cheesecake, tiramisu & flourless chocolate cake

  • table of 10, lead sponsor seating
  • lead sponsor recognition on half-page salute in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • premiere signage and spoken recognition at event
  • year-long T2  sponsor recognition, including lobby signage and program logo placement (99 performances for 13,000 patrons)
  • yearlong logo recognition in education series materials (60 performances, 12,000 students)

Class Sponsors ($2,500) receive:

  • table of 10, prime seating
  • prime placement on half-page salute in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • prime signage and spoken recognition at event
  • yearlong listing in TheatreSquared performance programs
  • yearlong listing in education series materials (60 performances, 12,000 students)

Student Sponsors ($1,000) receive:

  • table of 8, preferred seating
  • preferred print recognition at event
  • listing on half-page salute in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sponsor Tickets ($250) receive:

  • one VIP ticket, prime seating
  • listing on half-page salute in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • prime signage recognition at event
  • yearlong listing in TheatreSquared performance programs
  • yearlong recognition in education materials

Individual Tickets ($125) receive:

  • one ticket for the evening's event