Taproot Uncorked is traveling around the globe with wines from Argentina to the US and many stops along the way!
We hope you’ll join us this year for a unique and very special wine tasting as we celebrate the hospitality and spirit of welcome that a glass of wine brings with it. As we travel the world together
we’ll lift a glass and raise the funds that provide access for everyone to attend Taproot Theatre.
This year, you’ll take a seat at one of two candle-lit community tables where you’ll savor five wines from around the globe paired with imaginative bites that complement each wine.
Bid on unique Taproot-themed auction packages and raise your paddle to provide discounted theatre experiences for students and seniors, veterans and their families, and lower-income patrons attending Pay-What-You-Can performances.
Finally, enjoy the warm feeling that comes from knowing you’ve provided the thoughtful and hope-filled theatre that you love to those who could not attend without your generosity.
$50 TICKET PER PERSON
Please RSVP by September 10 to guarantee your seat at the table.
CAN'T MAKE IT?
You can support Taproot Theatre by making a gift here.
Thank you to the following businesses for their generosity and support of Taproot Theatre. We hope you'll visit their wonderful establishments and say thank you in person.
Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor:
Our thanks to the generous business sponsors who have contributed to this year's Silent and Live Auction items: Canlis, Jeff Berryman Photography, The Olive and Grape, Rainy Day Bees, Razzi's Pizzeria and Seattle Wine Outlet.
The following businesses have donated this year's wonderful door prizes: Athina Flora Florists, Chocolati, Coyle's Bakery, Greenwood Hardwood and Top Ten Toys.
Assyrtiko: Crete, Greece. Served with Mediterranean Lamb Skewers, Mint Yoghurt Sauce
Chenin Blanc: Western Cape, South Africa. Served with Lemon, Herb Goat Cheese & Marcona Almond Stuffed Peppadew (Contains Nuts)
Nero D'Avola: Sicily, Italy. Served with Butternut Squash & Smoked Mozzarella Pizzette, Tuscan Kale (Veg)
Malbec: Mendoza, Argentina. Served with Grilled Beef Churrasco Skewers, Chimichurri (GF, DF)
Syrah/Cabernet Franc Blend: Washington, USA. Served with Salmon Skewers, Cucumber-Radish Rémoulade
LEENA ANGELIKI (Wine Expert) is a Washington native with a deep love for food, music, and wine. Her Greek family put down roots in Kirkland when they immigrated and have been part of the restaurant industry ever since. Growing up around all this amazing food and wine has given her an appreciation for different cultures, flavors and people from around the world. She is so excited to be at Uncorked combining all the things she loves most in one room: food, music, theater, wine and community.
Arrive at 7 PM for a quick check-in and let the fun begin. Bid on silent auction items and place your personal bid sticker on the live-auction items you're interested in! This year, one lucky person will randomly be selected to "Bypass the Bid" on a live auction item of their choice, allowing that person to purchase their favorite item before any bidding begins! Enjoy special music, visit with friends and be sure to listen for your number to be called. Exciting door prizes will be given between 7 and 7:45 PM.
A SEASON OF TAPROOT
Theatre. Wine. Intermission Treats. Experience it all with this popular package, which includes two 5-play subscriptions for the 2020 Jewell Mainstage season, pre-ordered bakery treats and beverage of choice waiting for you in the Stage Door Café at intermission, and a bottle of wine uniquely themed for each show, hand-picked by a Taproot’s Board Chair!
Fair Market Value: $600
THE BOARD MAKES A CASE
Take home a piece of the Taproot Uncorked experience with this case of high-end wines that come personally-selected and donated by our Board of Directors.
Fair Market Value: Pending
THEATRE TICKETS AND DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR
One of last year’s favorites! Explore the making of a Taproot production with the one who leads the creative task! Choose a pair of tickets to one of three upcoming productions on the Jewell Mainstage and enjoy an exclusive pre-show dinner with the director of the production to learn more about the artistic process of creating a play, from script selection to casting, work with designers and technicians, rehearsals and more. Options include: Steel Magnolias with director Marianne Savell, Babette’s Feast with director Scott Nolte or See How They Run with director Karen Lund.
Fair Market Value: $300 | Added Experience: Priceless
A CANLIS EXPERIENCE WITH CHRIS AND ALICE CANLIS
Join Chris and Alice Canlis on the private rooftop of Canlis for an incomparable view of the city with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and conversations about the heart of welcome and hospitality found in Taproot's upcoming 2020 play Babette’s Feast. Then, enjoy dinner at Canlis, Seattle's legendary, award-winning dining establishment. The package includes a pair of tickets to Babette’s Feast or a performance of your choosing.
Fair Market Value: $600 | Added Experience: Priceless
BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE FOR FOUR WITH RAINY DAY BEES
Enter into one of our private backyard apiaries and experience what it's like to take care of bees in this unique setting. After an introduction to bees and beekeeping, we'll put on full beekeeping suits (covered head to ankle) and dive into the hives. Learn to identify the queen and see what a beekeeper looks for to make sure the hive is healthy and strong. Finish the day with fresh thrown pizza on the Rainy Day Bees owners’ garden patio, paired with some favorite honey wines from across the country. Date to be selected at a mutually convenient time for all parties (including the bees!)
Fair Market Value: $500
PRIVATE WINE TASTING FOR 10*
Enjoy a private wine tasting for 10 people presented by Richard Kinssies at the Seattle Wine Outlet. Richard will share some of his favorite wines from all over the world. The wines will be chosen to show the diversity of wines available and to offer opportunities to ask questions and learn from Richard’s vast experience in the wine industry. Light appetizers will be served.
*Must be 21 years of age. Tasting will occur at a mutually agreed upon date and must be redeemed within 1 year of the event. The certificate may not be redeemed for cash or merchandise.
Fair Market Value: $800
SCOTT'S GREENWOOD GRILL: DINNER FOR EIGHT AND TICKETS TO THE SPITFIRE GRILL - SUMMER 2020
Gather your friends and join Scott Nolte, Taproot Theatre's Producing Artistic Director and Grill Master Supreme, on Taproot Theatre's beautiful outdoor deck for a casual summertime supper featuring BBQ Ribs and Brick Chicken with all the fixins! Then, enjoy a Saturday night performance of The Spitfire Grill. Fair Market Value: $800. | Added Experience: Priceless
Ever want to peek into a professional scene shop? Or see where Taproot stores its collection of props? This is your chance. Coffee and a tour for up to four with Prop Master, Scenic Painter, Carpenter and Master Electrician, Kyna Shilling. And for your own building project? $100 gift card to Greenwood Hardware where you can find everything you need from lawn care to lightbulbs.
Fair Market Value: $125
CHRISTMAS AND CROISSANTS
Do you have visions of handmade pastries, cakes and tarts dancing in your head? Coyle’s Bake Shop in Greenwood has you covered, including a menu of pre-baked delights that you can order for Thanksgiving or Christmas (Pie crust? Dinner rolls? Unbaked scones? You get the picture.) Paired with two tickets to this year’s Christmas play, THE BISHOP'S WIFE.
Fair Market Value: $200
A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Unforgettable. … A potential employer scopes out your LinkedIn page. A visitor to your business website looks at your “about” page. A casting director picks up your headshot ... And sees a photo of you for the first time. This is your chance to leave a leave a fantastic, unforgettable first-impression. Jeff Berryman (you may recognize him from the many roles he’s played at Taproot) offers 1 hour of professional headshot photography.
Fair Market Value: $275
When you join the fun and make a donation at Uncorked 2019, you'll be giving stories of hope to thousands of attendees who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend a performance at Taproot Theatre.
In 2018, over 8,000 people were served with generous discounts or complimentary tickets to attend Taproot’s productions.
Who are they?
The people of Taproot Theatre believe everyone should have an opportunity to attend our productions.
- The grandmother on a fixed income who attends Taproot’s Senior Midweek Matinees.
- Teens whose parents drop them off at a show to attend with a $5 “TeenTix” admission.
- “English as a Second Language” students who attend with their teacher with complimentary tickets.
- Men and women who serve in the military who need a story of hope in challenging times.
- Families, couples & individuals with a variety of limited incomes who attend Taproot’s Pay-What-You-Can performances.
We do it because we should. But to do that, we need the generosity of our donors. People like you. When you purchase a ticket to Uncorked 2019 and make a donation that night, you’ll be making it possible for more to enjoy Taproot’s Theatre of Hope. We can do it TOGETHER!