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Berkeley Rep's Virtual Gala Exceeds Goal And Raises $585,000 Photo Berkeley Rep's Virtual Gala Exceeds Goal And Raises $585,000
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2021

This past Saturday evening, June 5, Bay Area arts supporters gathered for a live stream event to celebrate Berkeley Repertory Theatre's plan to reopen this fall and to honor the 20th anniversary of its School of Theatre. Berkeley Rep's OVATION: Imagine was attended by over 500 people, tuning in from home and in private catered gatherings around the Bay Area.

Berkeley Rep Surpasses Fundraising Goal Photo Berkeley Rep Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020

This past Saturday evening, April 18, Bay Area arts supporters gathered for a live stream event to celebrate Berkeley Repertory Theatre and to honor actor, writer, and teacher Anna Deavere Smith for her many creative achievements and her tremendous influence on the American theatre.

Berkeley Rep Premieres Virtual Gala Photo Berkeley Rep Premieres Virtual Gala
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2020

Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the statewide shelter in place mandate, Berkeley Repertory Theatre is moving its annual OVATION gala online. The OVATION gala premieres today at https://app.mobilecause.com/e/LYFpiQ?vid=6myzh

Berkeley Rep Presents its 2020 Ovation Gala Photo Berkeley Rep Presents its 2020 Ovation Gala
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020

On Saturday, April 18 Berkeley Repertory Theatre celebrates the transformative power of theatre at OVATION, the organization's annual gala. The evening signals a new era of artistic excellence under the leadership of Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Managing Director Susie Medak. This year, OVATION also celebrates two extraordinary changemakers who are making an impact on stage and in the community a?" artist Anna Deavere Smith and Berkeley-based pioneer Peet's Coffee. Berkeley Rep's only fundraising event of the year, OVATION aims to raise $900,000 to support the Theatre's productions, new play program, and School of Theatre. The event will take place at 6:00PM at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Berkeley Rep Ovation Gala Raises Over $1 Million Photo Berkeley Rep Ovation Gala Raises Over $1 Million
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2019

This past Friday evening, June 7, Bay Area arts supporters gathered at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Repertory Theatre and to honor outgoing Artistic Director Tony Taccone for his 22 years of leadership. The sold-out event, OVATION: A Tribute to Tony Taccone, raised over $1 million in support of the nonprofit's ambitious artistic endeavors and education programs.

Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala Raises $800,000 Photo Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala Raises $800,000
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2018

On Saturday evening, June 9, nearly 400 of the Bay Area's finest arts supporters gathered at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning theatre company known for its groundbreaking and challenging productions. Ovation: 50 Years and Glowing raised over $800,000 to support the Theatre's artistic and innovative efforts, including its educational programming and new play development.

Berkeley Rep Announces 2018 OVATION Gala Photo Berkeley Rep Announces 2018 OVATION Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

On Today, June 9 Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to OVATION: 50 Years and Glowing, an evening to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary by honoring the Theatre's past and toasting its future. The event will take place at 6PM at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco.

Berkeley Rep Announces 2018 OVATION Gala Photo Berkeley Rep Announces 2018 OVATION Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2018

On Saturday, June 9 Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to OVATION: 50 Years and Glowing, an evening to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary by honoring the Theatre's past and toasting its future. The event will take place at 6PM at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2017 OVATION Gala Raises $775,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Saturday night, April 1, more than 350 of the Bay Area's finest arts supporters gathered at the Fairmont San Francisco to honor Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning theatre company known for its innovative and challenging works. OVATION: Berkeley Rep Celebrates Monsoon Wedding raised $775,000 to support the Theatre's artistic and creative efforts, including education programming and the Theatre's attempts to promote active citizenry.

Berkeley Rep to Celebrate MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere Musical at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On Saturday, April 1 Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to OVATION: Berkeley Rep Celebrates Monsoon Wedding, a signature event leading up to the highly anticipated world premiere of the musical adaptation of the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding. Performances of Monsoon Wedding begin Friday, May 5 in Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre.

Berkeley Rep Raises More Than $750,000 at Speakeasy Gala
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 5, 2016

On Saturday night, April 2, nearly 350 of the Bay Area's finest arts supporters gathered at The Ritz Carlton, San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning theatre company known for its innovative and challenging works. SPEAKEASY AT THE RITZ raised over $750,000 to support the Theatre's artistic and creative efforts, including education and outreach programming.

Berkeley Rep Hosts SPEAKEASY AT THE RITZ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Tonight, April 2, Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to SPEAKEASY AT THE RITZ, a signature event that will amplify all the glitz, glamour, and Gatsby-era grandiosity that exemplify the Roaring '20s.

Berkeley Rep to Host SPEAKEASY AT THE RITZ This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to SPEAKEASY AT THE RITZ, a signature event that will amplify all the glitz, glamour, and Gatsby-era grandiosity that exemplify the Roaring '20s.

Berkeley Rep's Ovation Gala Raises Over $644,000
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 23, 2014

On Saturday, April 19, a host of distinguished guests descended on San Francisco's elegant Four Seasons hotel for Ovation, Berkeley Repertory Theatre's annual gala. Under the leadership of gala co-chairs Jill Fugaro and Jean Strunsky, the theatrical extravaganza raised $644,000 in support of the award-winning non-profit's creation of exciting new plays and its commitment to education and outreach programs for the local community.

Photo Flash: Megan Hilty and More at 42nd Street Moon's WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon raised the roof - and significant funds - with the help of celebrity guest star, Megan Hilty, at WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE, the theatre company's gala fundraising evening held February 27 at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. A sold-out crowd of 270 guests, many of whom adopted the suggested theme attire of 'Anything Goes with a dash of red,' were thrilled by the sultry and Smash-ing talents of Broadway and television star Megan Hilty, who with help from her musical director Bryan Perry, performed a crowd-pleasing array of hits from her already impressive career. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!

Danny Scheie to Host Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 25, 2013

On April 20, Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to 'don their bowties, boas, and bling for the grandest, funniest, and most delicious party of the year. Join Danny Scheie - the Bay Area's prince of comedy - for OVATION, a night of delectable food, fine wine, and extravagant revelry to celebrate the neighborhood playhouse with an international reputation.'

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Elects Officers For Next Year
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 8, 2010

As it concludes a season in which three of its shows opened on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre has elected officers to lead it through another year of fearless theatre. At the annual meeting for this renowned nonprofit, leaders from the Bay Area's top firms renewed their commitment to Berkeley Rep's board of trustees and pledged their support for its 43rd season, which presents eight adventurous shows here at home and sends another acclaimed production to London.

Berkeley Rep Announces Influential Local Leaders Elected To Guide 42nd Season
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 29, 2009

This month, at the annual meeting for Berkeley Repertory Theatre, influential leaders from the Bay Area's top firms signed on to guide the Tony Award-winning nonprofit through its 42nd season. The board of trustees elected new members and a slate of officers to steer the Theatre during a year of daring shows, which includes the latest work from the nation's top artists.