Join Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at this year’s Bard Ball and travel back to the Big Band era for an evening of swing music, savory appetizers and a sneak peek at the upcoming theatrical season.
March 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Junior League Building
401 Scott Street
Little Rock, AR
Dance the night away in the Junior League Building‘s enchanting ballroom to the sounds of Sinatra and his gang, as performed by John Willis. Bid on fabulous live- and silent-auction items while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Get a glimpse at the 2014 season when Jordan Coughtry, this summer’s Hamlet, plays original music he is composing for upcoming performances of Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Tickets for the Bard Ball–which can be purchased here–are $75 in advance or $650 for a table of 10. Admission is $90 at the door. All proceeds from the night go toward the AST 2014 summer season.
For more information on the event, contact Liz Parker at 501-450-5092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bard lovers and brew lovers unite!
Argenta Community Theatre will be transformed into a lantern-lit beer garden as we share an evening of beer tasting, hearty appetizers, and revelry. You’ll also be treated to Broadway Star Lawrence Hamilton’s exquisite vocal stylings as he sings from Big River, the infectious live folk/jazz/rock/pop tunes of Don’t Stop Please, and musings on Huck Finn from Porter Prize-Winning poet Greg Brownderville.
Master of Ceremonies
Josh got his start with the Bard as an intern at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London back in 2002. Josh has been a part of AST since 2008. Favorite roles include the Dromio twins in Comedy of Errors, Trinculo in The Tempest, and Carmen Ghia in The Producers. For the past two seasons, Josh was also the playwright/producer/director/peformer of the 3-person version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and an orginal adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. (more…)
Though it might seem on the surface to be just another fundraiser (which, of course, it is!), Bard Ball 2011 seeks to do more than raise money for AST’s upcoming season. The lucky folks who attend on Friday, the 18th at the Governor’s Mansion, will find out more about our summer festival but likewise will be treated to original, live performances by Arkansas musicians, writers, musicians, and actors. This night promises to be a celebration of the enormous artistic talent to be found in our state and how, with your help, we can grow and magnify that talent. (more…)
Bob Kuhn’s renderings for AST’s 2010 performance of Dracula can be found below. The originals will be up for auction at Bard Ball 2011: Arkansas Artists Pay Tribute to the Bard Friday, February 18th at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. Proceeds from the event benefit Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. (more…)
BARD BALL 2011: ARKANSAS ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE to the BARD
Friday, February 18 | 6:30 – 9pm
You’re invited to an exclusive performance at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.
Reception starts at 6:30pm. Live performances start at 7:30pm. (more…)