After a performance at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress), more than 700 guests took trolley rides to The Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe) for the annual gala April 21. Hosted by Sandy and Roger Deromedi, Patti Eylar, Shelley and William Farley, Jerrilyn and David Hoffmann and Maria and William Smithburg, the event welcomed spring with pink and white tulip centerpieces in the hotel’s Red Lacquer room. The $1.6 million raised will benefit the Joffrey’s operations and community programs that provide students an artistic outlet.
Did you know? The season may be over, but mark your calendar for Oct. 2, when the “Giselle” luncheon kicks off Joffrey’s 2017-2018 season; the show of the same name opens Oct. 18. Visit Joffrey.org for more info.
Photos by Dan Rest