Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Gala 2019

Our annual Romantic Revels Gala is a fundraising event to support our programs and education initiatives. This year’s Gala will be held on February 16, 2019 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Mark your calendars for an evening of dining, dancing, and helping us continue to bring Shakespeare and Shakespeare-inspired works to the Kansas City area!

Erik and Bev Elving

Erik and Bev Elving
Honorary Chairmen

Erik and Bev are devoted supporters of the Shakespeare Festival, with an unbroken attendance record stretching back to the second production, and are proud to serve as Honorary Chairmen of this year’s Romantic Revels Masked Ball.

Join us for dinner, dancing, and silent auction

The party will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel with a cocktail hour featuring signature martinis and a silent auction, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner and dancing.

Enjoy a Gala guest rate at the InterContinental Hotel

They may either call our toll free number at 866 856 9717, or use the link to our website below if they would like to book via the internet:

To make a reservation:

  1. Click “Book Now” and enter Check In and Check Out dates.
  2. Click “Search” – The next page will display the group rate of $209
  3. Select a room type and continue booking your reservation.

Please be advised that the cutoff date is Thursday, January 17, 2019 for booking reservations in this block at the discounted rate.


Suggested attire is creative black tie. 

Masks encouraged but not required. A limited number of masks will be available for purchase at the event. 

Scenes from Romantic Revels

Gala Committee

Bev Elving
Bernadette Ashcraft, Ambiance Chairman
Hilary Fried, Auction Chairman
Barbara Bloch
Patricia Davison
Grisel Wiley
Cindy Pratt-Stokes
Linda Word, Invitation & Program Design

Many thanks to our event media sponsor, IN Kansas City Magazine.