Use the Trinity Commons entrance from Prospect Avenue just east of E. 22nd St.
Please join us for Near West Theatre’s Annual Benefit:
Love Makes the World
as we honor longtime Near West Theatre Trustee and supporter Jan Roller
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Downtown Cleveland (use Prospect Ave. entrance)
Click here to buy tickets online through Feb. 13
Purchase by phone at 216-961-6391, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 13.
Ticket sales start at the door at 6:00 p.m.
• An energetic performance by Near West cast members
• Food, beer, wine and soft drinks
• Desserts and coffee
• Dancing and a live DJ
• A silent auction and raffle highlighting the best that Cleveland has to offer
Tickets are $85 (or a 10 pack of tickets for $800!)
Questions? Call 216-961-9750.
Make a big impact on Near West Theatre’s art and mission by sponsoring our Benefit at $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000! Call 216-961-9750 for details on the various recognition and ticket packages at these levels.
Our sponsors so far (as of Jan. 31):
American Limousine Service
Douglas G. Bugie
Charles and Alice Butts
Davis & Young, L.P.A.
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Euro USA
Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects
Char & Chuck Fowler
Gypsy Beans & Baking Co.
The Huntington National Bank
Chuck and Rita Maimbourg
Majic Family Fund
Mansour, Gavin, Berlack & Manos, L.P.A. Panzica Construction Company
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pogue
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Jim and Anne Schoff
Tucker Ellis LLP
Parking information and directions
Use the Trinity Commons parking lot on Prospect Avenue just east of East 22nd Street or the Cleveland State University multi-story lot next to it. If you use the CSU lot, bring your ticket to the Cathedral with you for validation. We’ll greet you at the Benefit registration table inside the Trinity Commons entrance. Directions to the Cathedral are here: http://trinitycleveland.org/about/directions/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hans Holznagel, Near West Theatre 216.961.9750 - email@example.com
Cathedral to be transformed into stage, dance floor for a night
CLEVELAND – A downtown cathedral will become a stage and a carnival-themed dance floor on Saturday, Feb. 15, when a local theater holds its festive annual fundraiser.
Near West Theatre’s Annual Benefit, this year titled "Love Makes the World Go 'Round," will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave. It will feature a high-energy, original performance by NWT cast members as well as food and drink, a DJ and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, and other surprises. This year’s honoree is Cleveland attorney Jan Roller, a longtime Near West Trustee and supporter.
Through scenery, decorations and actors' costumes, the cathedral's gothic surroundings will take on circus- and carnival-like colors and imagery. The visual themes of Near West's recent productions of the musicals Side Show and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris will inform the look and feel of the evening.
The Benefit is the most important fundraiser of the year for Near West Theatre, which builds community among ordinary people by staging classic musicals with large, diverse casts of all ages and also offers children’s and youth programming. Companies and individuals are invited to consider Benefit sponsorships at levels of $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000. As of Jan. 9, sponsors include American Limousine Service, Douglas G. Bugie, Euro USA, Char and Chuck Fowler, Gypsy Beans & Baking Co., Chuck and Rita Maimbourg, the Majic Family Fund, Panzica Construction Co., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pogue, and The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Besides the evening's entertainment, a ticket to the event at $85 (or 10 tickets at $800) buys full access to beer, wine, soft drinks, and a festive spread of food provided by Spice of Life Catering and desserts by Gypsy Beans & Baking Co. Tickets can be purchased online here; by phoning 216-961-6391, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; or in person during those same hours at NWT’s business office, 6516 Detroit Ave., Suite 9. $50 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Details are at www.nearwesttheatre.org/benefit.html.
CoolCleveland.com has called Near West Theatre's Annual Benefit "one of the best parties of the year" and "a near perfect synthesis of a fun event that also manage[s] to showcase artistic expression and the social issues that Near West is grounded in."
Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek (top) sings with (L. to R.) Geoffrey Short, Rachel Woods and Patrick Ciamacco at Near West Theatre's 2013 Benefit, "You Can’t Stop the Beat." Photo by John Stuehr.
Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek (center) leads the performance finale at Near West Theatre's 2013 Benefit, "You Can’t Stop the Beat." Photo by Terry Schordock.