The House Theatre of Chicago’s THE SPECTACULAR

The House Theatre of Chicago’s THE SPECTACULAR

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The House Theatre of Chicago’s Board of Directors announce the 2nd annual incarnation of THE SPECTACULAR. Hosted by NPR’s Peter Sagal (Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!), the fundraiser celebrates the company’s continuing commitment to amazing feats of storytelling with dinner, dancing, a silent auction, live music from This Must Be The Band, and a one-of-a-kind floor show. This year the organization will honor David Schmitz (Executive Director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company) with a roast in recognition of his many years of service on the Board of Directors of The House and his contributions to Chicago’s theatre community. THE SPECTACULAR will be held Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the unique venue Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N Armour St.
The event is co-chaired by board members Renee Duba (Sonder Wealth) and Roark Frankel (Obama Foundation), and the event committee includes Laura Jimenez (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill), Kathryn Lipuma (Writers Theatre), Elizabeth Auman (TimeLine Theatre Company), and Jacqueline Russell (Chicago Children’s Theatre). THE SPECTACULAR Event Sponsorships and Supporter packages, tables of ten and individual tickets may be purchased through The House Theatre of Chicago at 773-769-3832 or online at

Hosted by Board Member Peter Sagal, THE SPECTACULAR will be enjoyed by The House’s closest supporters as well as key leaders from Chicago’s corporate and cultural sectors. Taking place at Ignite Glass Studios, and active glass blowing artistic collective, the event will feature a glass blowing demonstrations during cocktail hour, a silent auction followed by delectable dinner from Jordan’s Food of Distinction, special surprises from artists of The House, remarks from special guests, and a salute to David Schmitz’s impact on the arts in Chicago. Dancing and live music from This Must Be The Band will immediately follow. Recommended attire for the event is “creative black tie.” Funds raised at the benefit will support The House’s mission to “unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of storytelling.”

Tickets to THE SPECTACULAR are available now for the price of $250 for single tickets, and tables of ten for $2,500. Event sponsorships, which include 10 tickets to the event, start at $5,000

Tags: charity, fundraiser, theater

Event Details

Date: March 28, 2020
Time: 7:00pm

Ignite Glass Studios
401 N Armour St.
Chicago IL 60642

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