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Gala 2019

On Monday, June 10, join Chicago’s civic and business leaders for GALA 2019 – a celebration of the 20th anniversary of our move to Navy Pier. Featuring cocktails and a seated dinner in the company’s stunning venue, with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline in the distance, the event will delight guests with theatrically activated décor. Celebrate the Spirit of Shakespeare with us by honoring the incredible support of BMO Harris Bank. The evening will culminate in an electrifying performance by the North American Premiere cast of SIX. For one night only, the show-stopping queens will each dazzle the audience with powerful songs ranging from Broadway to Beyoncé, from thrilling pop numbers to stunning ballads from Tony-Award winning shows. All funds raised will support Chicago Shakespeare’s nationally recognized education programs and free Shakespeare in the Parks tour to 18 underserved neighborhoods across Chicago.

Location

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue

 

Time

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m. Seated Dinner
8:00 p.m. Spirit of Shakespeare Awards & Performance

 

Attire

Cocktail

 

 

David Casper

SPIRIT OF SHAKESPEARE CIVIC HONOREE

BMO Harris Bank

accepted by David Casper, U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group

The commitment of BMO Harris Bank and David Casper has led to the incredible success and expansion of the goal to make theater accessible for every person in Chicago.

 

SPONSORS

 

LEAD CONSORTIUM

BMO Harris Bank
 

Exelon
Robin and Steve Solomon

Harve A. Ferrill
 

Food For Thought

Kirkland and Ellis
Richard Porter and Lydia Marti
Linda and Dennis Myers
Joan and Kevin Evanich

Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg
 

The Segal Family Foundation

 

 

HOST COMMITTEE

Allstate
Jess and Amanda Merten

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Maurice Smith
Nazneen Razi

The Boeing Company

Bulley & Andrews

Kent and Liz Dauten
Keystone Capital

Virginia and Gary Gerst

ITW

The Jentes Family

The Family of Jack Karp

KPMG
Bill and Char Tomazin

Ray and Judy McCaskey

Northern Trust

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Brian and Yasmina Duwe

Marilynn and Carl Thoma

 

 

  Kristen Caruso
       kcaruso@chicagoshakes.com
       312.595.5587

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