The scene: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park’s Imperial Ballroom (200 N. Columbus) was transported in time to exude the glamour of the ’20s for a black-tie fête May 16. Throughout the evening, guests sipped on the signature drink of the night, Kir Royale, and danced to the sounds of Gentleman of Leisure.
The invite list: The annual gala — hosted by Women’s Board members Linda W. Aylesworth and Frances K. Del Boca and Board of Trustees member Jeffrey W. Hesse — featured a special performance by Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Sutton Foster, who captured the audience performing hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You” from “Anything Goes” and “Gimme Gimme” from “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
The bottom line: More than $900,000 was raised to benefit Goodman’s education and community engagement programs.
Splash was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Goodman Theatre up to a total of $25,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Glitz, glamour and Sutton Foster! What better way to celebrate 90 years of the Goodman than with great food, spectacular music and a Roaring ’20s theme.
—Frances K. Del Boca, gala co-chair
Photos by John Reilly Photography