Win Cool Prizes in First-Ever Saints and Sinners Raffle

photoThink of what you could do with $5,000 or who could use 10 tickets to the hottest ticket in town this holiday season, The Little Mermaid, or who would like to hone their acting skills.

By buying a Saints and Sinners Raffle ticket, you would have a chance to win one of these cool prizes!

While the annual gala may be months away, the fun begins now with this special raffle, which includes three amazing prizes. The three raffle prizes include:

  • $5,000 Cash
  • 10 Tickets to The Rep’s Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Includes ice cream and drinks
  • Private Performing Arts Workshop for up to eight young artists (or adults). Minimum age 10.

Winners will be announced during a live online drawing at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. The public can follow along on Facebook and Instagram as the winners are announced.

Tickets cost $20 each and are $100 for six. They can be purchased online at www.TheRep.org/saintsraffle; by calling Ronda Lewis at (501) 378-0445, ext. 203; or at The Rep’s Box Office at 601 Main Street, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Saints and Sinners Raffle benefits The Rep. For more information, visit www.TheRep.org or call Ronda at (501) 378-0445, ext. 203.

Saints & Sinners: How to Use Online Bidding System BidPal

SSlogoHiResArkansas Repertory Theatre’s biggest event of the year, Saints & Sinners, is almost here!

In addition to magical entertainment that will take over the Statehouse Convention Center on Saturday, Jan .31, funds will be raised for The Rep through silent, super silent and live auctions.

For the silent and super silent, we are utilizing the easy online bidding system, BidPal, for patrons. With the site live now, head over to the BidPal page NOW and start your bidding! Here are some common questions about getting started:

How do I find items?

You can find items by pressing one of the four BLUE buttons on the Main Menu:

  • Enter Item Number
  • View All Items
  • View Categories
  • Items with No Bids

How do I bid on an item?Devices

You can bid from anywhere, any time! Find the item you are interested in by pressing one of the four BLUE buttons listed above. Find the item and press “Submit Bid.”

Where are the items I bid on?

The items you bid on are listed “View My Items.” The icons are as follows:

  • Checkmark: You are the high bidder
  • Exclamation Point: You have been outbid
  • X: Item has been sold

Can BidPal automatically bid for me?

Once you have submitted a bid, you will be prompted to enter a max bid. Upon doing so, BidPal will automatically bid on your behalf, by increment, whenever you are outbid, to your max bid amount. NOTE: ONLY THE CURRENT HIGH BIDDERR CAN ENTER A MAX BID.

Was I outbid?

If you see a flashing OUTBID message, tap it or press “View My Items” to see what you were outbid on!

Here is some more information about the silent auction at Saints & Sinners:

  • At the event, the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and will close by 8:30 p.m. All items in the silent auction have an item number affixed or nearby. Enter the item number into your smartphone to bid on the item. Each incremental bid amount is displayed on BidPal and constitutes a valid bid.
  • An announcement will be made at the time the auction closes. At closing, the highest bid that meets the minimum-increase rule constitutes the winning bid. Payments may be made immediately through BidPal using Discover card or paid for at the cashier’s table starting at 9 p.m. Payments can be made using check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
  • Items may be claimed once payment is complete. Pickup of silent auction items closes during live auction and will reopen once the live auction is completed.
  • All items must be taken home on the night of the auction unless other arrangements have been made with The Rep.

Questions before the event? Call Ronda Lewis at (501) 378-0445 ext. 203! For help during the event on Saturday, Jan. 31, volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

Get more information and purchase your tickets to Saints & Sinners by clicking here.

Get Ready for The Rep’s Biggest Event of the Year: 31st Annual Saints & Sinners

12295416835_f56809181b_zOn Jan. 31, Arkansas art aficionados will come together to celebrate the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
The 31st Annual Arkansas Repertory Theatre Saints and Sinners Gala will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center Wally Allen Ballroom at 6 p.m. The 2015 gala will be emceed by KTHV Channel 11’s Craig O’Neill, and will feature special entertainment offering a glimpse of the magic The Rep produces throughout the year.
The gala is co-chaired by Marla Johnson and James Norris, both of Aristotle.
In addition to special entertainment, the evening will feature both a silent and live auction, 12295645564_0625e1982a_zdinner, and dancing. Tickets for the event are available starting at $400 per person. Table sales and sponsorship are also available.
“Saints and Sinners has the reputation of being the most fun black-tie gala of the year, and I honestly have to agree,” said James Norris, event co-chair.  “The Rep knows entertainment, so everything about the event is infused with theatricality and wonder.”
Funds raised at the gala will support the organization’s mission of creating a diverse body of theatrical work. A special education donation will be taken and fund The Rep’s educational programming, including its Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) program and student matinees.
12295451364_4ef1f55494_z“The Rep is where we gather as a community to learn, share and celebrate what is important to us,” said Marla Johnson, event co-chair.  “The theatre means so much to so many of us. Without it as the long-time anchor, there would be no Main Street Revitalization; there would be no Creative Corridor. Without it, we would not be nearly as cool a city!”To purchase tickets to Saints and Sinners, contact Ronda Lewis at (501) 378-0445, ext. 203 or rlewis@therep.org.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.therep.org.

Local Lawyer’s Gridiron Show Returning to The Rep Stage, Tickets on Sale Now

GridironThe lawyers are back at it!

After a four-year hiatus, 75 local attorneys and legal professionals are making plans to again take the Arkansas Repertory Theatre stage to present Gridiron Gridlock — the lawyers’ biannual musical production spoofing Arkansas people and politics.

Its first show will premiere at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 with a special offering of light bites and complimentary beer and wine. Four shows will follow on Thursday (8 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.).

Tickets are on sale now!

Gridiron traces its origins back to 1916 when a few theatrically inclined lawyers banded together to write and perform a vaudevillian-style dinner show. The show was an immediate success and became an annual event. It’s now close to celebrating its 100th anniversary. Some believe it is the longest-running production of its kind in the nation.

Joyful spa timeIn the 1963, the late Griffin Smith took up the mantel of Gridiron and began an extended and mutually beneficial association with the Pulaski County Bar Association, which saw the production grow in production quality and popularity.

This year’s show will be produced by the Gridironers, themselves, some of whom have been in Gridiron for more than 30 years. The cast is all volunteer, but the show is professionally produced by The Rep.

It’s not only fun to watch, but a chance for these legal professionals to get to know eachother outside the courtroom.

It’s also something else: a way for the lawyers to give back to the community. The funds raised through ticket sales support some deserving local non-profits. This year, the lawyers intend to donate the net proceeds to The Rep and the Pulaski County Bar Association in appreciation for the support both institutions have given to Gridiron over the years.

Ticket prices for the Wednesday Premiere Night will be $65 for “A” seating and $60 for “B” seating. Ticket prices for all other performances will be $35 for “A” seating and $30 for “B” seating.

For ticket information, call The Rep’s box office at (501) 378-0405. For more information about the show, contact Joe F. Kolb at (501) 804-4939 or email
jkolb@jkolb.com.