Saturday, June 1, 2013 - The Madhatter's Speakeasy
Venue One - 1044 W Randolph St
Event Chairs: Tai Duncan, Lindsay Knight and Cameron Croft
Hosts: Ensemble Member Anthony Fleming III and Wendy Mateo
The Lookingglass Junior Board invites you to join The Madhatter at his clandestine hideaway to kick off summer with the most unique fundraiser of the year. Don your fedora, cloche, bowler, trilby or boater, whisper the password, draw back the velvet curtain, and enjoy a sophisticated evening featuring criminal cocktails, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, DJs, dancing, and a salacious silent auction and raffle. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Attire is â€śchic Chicago cocktail.â€ť Costumes are optional, but hats are recommended.
The Madhatter's Ball raises funds to advance Lookingglassâ€™ commitment to creating new theatrical work and increasing its work with Chicago-area students and families through education and community programming. Lookingglass' acclaimed theater education programs encourage self-esteem and creativity in thousands of students every year.
Interested in sponsoring The Madhatter's Ball? Click here for information about sponsor benefits and virtual tables of ten tickets.
Big Bowl, Burger Boss, Dimo's Pizza, Hubbard Inn, Market, Rockit Bar & Grill, Sunda, Taco Joint and Wow Bao
Criminal Cocktails and Libations
Badoit Sparkling, Chopin Vodka, Concannon Whiskey, Evian, Fratelli Saraceni, New Holland Brewery, Piedra Azul Tequila, Potocki Vodka, Primal Roots Wine, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Dr. Bombay, Benjamin Barnes, Dante The Don, DJ Q, DJ RedLine, Justin Jacobson, Mario INK, Brett Schneider, Misha Stone, Seeking Wonderland
Salacious Silent Auction Prizes
Arrandt Healthcare, The Auditorium Theater, Big Bowl, Boka Restaurant, The British Swim School, Chicago Bears,Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co., Cirque Shanghai, Cuvee, Adam DeVarney, Fitness Fourmula Clubs, Fratelli Saraceni, The French Pastry School, Goodman Theatre, Hotel Indigo Chicago Gold Coast, Idlewild Country Club, Lettuce Entertain You, Lucky Strike Bowling, Chantelle Pabros, Sirron Pilates Studio, Tavernita Restaurant, Tommy Gun's Garage, The Peninsula Chicago, The Steve Harvey Show, Uber, Seth Winn, Zed451
Raucous Raffle Prize
A trip for two to the Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas. Villa accommodations courtesy of The Four Seasons Resort Dallas. Round trip airfare courtesy of United Airlines.
Raffle tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100, need not be present to win.
Continue the Clandestine Celebration
After-party at LUMEN, 839 W Fulton Market. Includes admission and one drink.
Click the thumbnails below to see the more than 1,000 photos taken at The Madhatter's Ball 2012
Left to right,NBC Chicago, Chicago-Scene, Official Event Photos, Step & Repeat, The Actors Gymnasium, After-Party at Lumen
See photos from Madhatter's Ball 2011 at the links below:
Facebook: Click here to view photos
NBC Chicago: Click here to view photos
Chicago Scene: Click here to view photos
Official photos by Will Byington, Jonathan L. Green and the Fuze Photo Booth on Flickr:
Click here to view photos
The Lookingglass Theatre Junior Board promotes Lookingglass Theatre Company to a broad demographic. It assists in raising funds for the theatreâ€™s operation, expansion and outreach of Lookingglassâ€™ Education and Community programs, which encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence for thousands of students each year.
The Junior Board represents an enthusiastic network of innovative young professionals from Chicagoland. The Junior Board supports Lookingglass through marketing, networking, and special events designed to garner awareness and raise funds.
Founded in 2001, The Lookingglass Junior Board has quickly grown to become one of the most influential associate boards in Chicago. Since its founding, the group has raised more than half a million dollars through special events and individual donations. With over 30 members from various professions, it represents the diversity, energy and enthusiasm that has shepherded Lookingglass to become one of the nationâ€™s premier theatre companies.
Every year the Lookingglass Junior Board hosts The Madhatter's Ball to raise funds for Lookingglass' acclaimed education and community programs. More than ten years ago, founder Billy Dec with Ensemble Members David Schwimmer and Joey Slotnick created a high-profile fundraiser unlike any other that has grown to one of Chicagoâ€™s most talk-about events.
Interested in joining the Junior Board? Click here for membership information.