A celebration at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
Thursday, May 12 | 7:00 pm
One. Night. Only.
We’re transforming our legendary stage into Bourbon Street.
Sample unlimited hand-crafted cocktails, eat delectable Southern inspired cuisine and dance the night away to live jazz.
Food and drinks donated by:
Cocktail attire encouraged but not required. 21+ event.
All proceeds benefit Victory Gardens Educational Programs.
Your $75 ticket gets you:
· Unlimited FREE drinks, including cocktails created by local mixologists
· New Orleans-themed food from six local restaurants
· Live Music
· A party on the stage of the historic Biograph Theater
Your $125 VIP experience ticket gets you everything above PLUS:
· Access to the private the VIP lounge
· Exclusive specialty cocktails
· Additional live music
· More food
$35 tickets available for Under 30 (ID required).
Your $1,000 sponsorship
· Includes 12 tickets to the private VIP lounge
Your $500 sponsorship
· Includes 6 tickets to the private VIP lounge
Enter the 50/50 raffle!
Winner need not be present to win.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation.
For further information contact Development Manager, Brittany Barnes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-549-5788 ext. 2146
Check out these photos from past Special Events!
Above: Diane Miller and Board Member Regina Cross
The Birthday Party, A Special Event Honoring Victory Gardens’
On Friday, May 8th we celebrated our 40th Birthday with over 200 longtime supporters, artists and patrons. We were amused by an unforgettable tribute to our casting auction and 22 riveting performances of Victory Gardens main stage productions directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz. The night couldn’t have been better without a historic walk down memory lane as told by Artistic Director Emeritus, Dennis Zacek.
Thanks to you we raised over $20,000 to benefit the theater and our programs. Here’s to 40 more years!
Visit our Facebook Album to see more photos from The Birthday Party.
Did you take a photo with our Tony Award? CLICK HERE to view the photos from our Tony Photo Booth and be sure to tag yourself and your friends!
Thank you to our Food & Beverage Sponsors
Steve and Pamela Adelman
Cody and Deborah Engle
Gabrielle and Hollis Griffin
Charles E. Harris, II
Sideny Lee and Mark Yee
Sylvia and Larry Margolies
Steve and Diane Miller
Susan and Ted Oppenheimer
Stephanie and Marcia Pendexter
Jeff Rappin and Penny Brown
Anupy Singla and Sandeep Gupta
Susan Weiss and Dean Grosshandler
Marcelle McVay and Dennis Zacek
David and Virginia Glasner
Stan and Daryl Horn
Anita Rowe and Robert Kallen
Dawn and John Palmer
Kirk Twiss and Connie Fairbanks
Dr. Fred Zar
Fred Bates and Ellen Benjamin
Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini
Bruce and Fanchon Simons
105F Hot Yoga
Advanced Dermatology and Skinfo
AIR Aerial Fitness
Atlas Brewing Co
Black Dog Gelato
Centered on North Chicago
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Crime Tours
Chicago de Tours
Delux Bar & Grill
Dream Big Performing Arts
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Howl at the Moon
Hyde Park Art Center
JW Marriott Chicago
Kincade’s and Kelsey’s
LIncoln Park Zoo
Little Beans Cafe
Museum of Science & Industry
Old Town School of Folk Music
Om on the Range Yoga Studio
Omni CHicago Hotel
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Pure Barre Lincoln Park
Swedish American Museum
The Actor’s Gymnasium
The Baker House
The Logan Theater
The Oriental Institute
The Redhead Piano Bar
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Three Dots and a Dash
Tours R Us Chicago
Wyndham Grand Chicago
On April 25, 2014 Victory Gardens opened its home for the second PROGRESSIVE party. PROGRESSIVE is a night of transformed theater with music, food, drinks, and specially curated performances that raises funds for developing new plays and playwrights for the American theater. We express deep gratitude to everyone who helped make the event a success!
Steve and Diane Miller, Event Sponsors
Virginia Fitzgerald, The County Fair Sponsor
V Chilli events, Poonam Creations, and Rasaka Theatre Co, The Indian Wedding Sponsor
Sylvia and Larry Margolies, The Soul Club Sponsors
Special Thanks to:
Alfredo & Pamella Capitanini &
Chicago Stories Gala 2013
Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Chris Mannelli, Board President Steve Miller, and Chicago Stories Gala Chair Stephanie Pendexter, celebrated its premier fundraising event, The 23rd Annual Chicago Stories Benefit, featuring a special memorial tribute to Roger Ebert on Friday, Oct 25.
Nearly 250 guests gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chicago, to celebrate and support the work of Victory Gardens, enjoying cocktails, a three-course gourmet dinner, silent auction, and three short plays. The evening raised nearly $300,000 to support the work and mission of Victory Gardens.
View the Facebook Album of photos from the event
Victory Gardens Chicago Stories benefit is tailored to Victory Gardens’ dedication to the playwright and mission of producing new works. Work by celebrity playwright Lin Brehmer, (Morning DJ, 93XRT & Host, Lin’s Bin) and up-and-coming playwright/ChiArts (Chicago’s High School for the Performing Arts) student Zoë Morgan, directed by Dennis Zacek and Chey Yew, respectively, were performed by professional actors at the event. The third play at this year’s gala paid tribute to Roger Ebert with a remount of his 1993 Chicago Stories play, directed by Joanie Schultz.
Proceeds from this unique event will help underwrite the cost of producing world premieres, providing education programs for Chicago Public Schools, offering assistive devices to the disabled community, and making theater available to underserved and disabled audiences.
The 2013 Chicago Stories playwrights join the ranks of past celebrity playwrights, including Rick Bayless, Jeff Garlin, Phil Jackson, Candace Jordan, Bill Kurtis, John Mahoney, Lisa Madigan, Mike Royko, William Petersen, Peter Sagal and Judy Baar Topinka.