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Much Ado About . . . Romantic Revels

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Join us on Saturday, February 17 for the 2018 Romantic Revels Gala, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraising event. The party will begin at 6:30 at the InterContinental Hotel with a cocktail hour featuring signature martinis and a silent auction, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner and dancing ’til midnight.

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Michael and Renana Abrams, 2018 Romantic Revels Honorary Co-Chairmen

Honorary Co-Chairmen
Michael and Renana Abrams

Patron Party Hosts
Barbara and Robert Bloch

Gala Committee
Renana Abrams
Bernadette Ashcraft, Ambiance Chairman
Barbara Bloch
Patricia Davison
Patience Jones
Joanne McKnight
Kelly Privitera
Sue Shinneman
Cindy Pratt-Stokes, Auction Chairman
Marilyn Strauss, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Founder
Lisa Wendelburg
Linda Word

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Romantic Revels Details

Cocktails and Silent Auction
The evening begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails and a silent auction. Enjoy our Much Ado About Nothing signature martini, the Jade’s Trick, or your favorite drink from our bar, while you browse and bid on one-of-a-kind events, experiences and items.

Dinner
Dinner begins at 8 pm in the main ballroom with a three-course gourmet menu. During dinner, enjoy short presentations from our honored speakers and bid generously during our fund-a-need drive, hosted by everyone’s favorite auctioneer, Missy Koonce.

Dancing
Dancing begins after dinner and continues (along with open bar) until midnight.

Suggested attire is creative black tie.

Photos by Laura Fitzgibbons

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Patron Packages

Your support as a Patron ensures we’re able to deliver our programs. As a Patron, you’ll enjoy an array of exclusive benefits, including a Patrons’ Party on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the home of Barbara and Robert Bloch.

Dukes & Duchesses – $10,000

Now

  • Premiere Gala seating for 10 guests
  • Patron Party invitations for 10 guests
  • Recognition in Gala program

Later

  • Recognition in 2018 summer Festival program & on park banner
  • Recognition from Festival stage for every performance of the 2018 Festival
  • For 10 guests, reserved seating, reserved parking, and Good Will Society outdoor lounge access and complimentary drinks at any 2018 Festival performance

Earls & Countesses – $5,000

Now

  • Premiere Gala seating for 10 guests
  • Patron Party invitations for 6 guests
  • Recognition in Gala program

Later

  • Recognition in 2018 summer Festival program & on park banner
  • Recognition from Festival stage on 2018 opening night
  • For 6 guests, reserved seating, reserved parking, and Good Will Society outdoor lounge access and complimentary drinks at any 2018 Festival performance

Barons & Baronesses – $3,500

Now

  • Premiere Gala seating for 10 guests
  • Patron Party invitations for 4 guests
  • Recognition in Gala program

Later

  • Recognition in 2018 summer Festival program & on park banner
  • Recognition from Festival stage on 2018 opening night
  • For 4 guests, reserved seating, reserved parking, and Good Will Society outdoor lounge access and complimentary drinks at any 2018 Festival performance

Lovers – $1,000

Now

  • Premiere Gala seating for 2 guests
  • Patron Party invitations for 2 guests
  • Recognition in Gala program

Later

  • Recognition in 2018 summer Festival program & on park banner
  • For 2 guests, reserved seating, reserved parking, and Good Will Society outdoor lounge access and complimentary drinks at any 2018 Festival performance
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Table Hosts and Individual Tickets

Table Hosts – $2,000

Now

  • Table event seating for 10 guests

Later

  • Recognition in 2018 summer Festival program
  • For 2 guests, reserved seating, reserved parking and Good Will Society outdoor lounge access and complimentary drinks at any 2018 Festival performance

Individual Gala and Patron Party Ticket – $350

Attend both the Gala and the Patron Party.

Individual Gala Ticket – $200

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Stay Over at the InterContinental

The InterContinental is offering Gala guests a reduced room rate of $159 per night. Reservations must be made by January 17, 2018 To reserve your room, please call (866) 856-9717.

Alternatively, you may book through the InterContinental’s website. Please follow these steps to ensure you receive the reduced rate:

  1. Enter your arrival and departure dates and click “Check Availability.”
  2. On the left hand side of the screen, click “Group Code” and enter HAS.
  3. Click “Modify Search or Apply.”
  4. Your new rate will appear. Please select your room type and proceed with completing your reservation.