Use the Trinity Commons entrance from Prospect Avenue just east of E. 22nd St.
Please Join Us for Near West Theatre’s Annual Benefit:
You Can't Stop the Beat!
… as we honor generous Near West Theatre supporters Chuck and Char Fowler
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
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.
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American Limousine Service
Dominion East Ohio
Richard Fleishchman + Partners Architects
Chuck & Rita Maimbourg
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Panzica Construction Co.
Tucker Ellis LLP
RPM International, Inc.
Jim and Anne Schoff
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Fifth Third Bank
Stone Mad Pub Grille & Bocce
Cohen, Rosenthal & Kramer LLP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hans Holznagel, Near West Theatre 216.961.9750 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral to be transformed into stage, dance floor for a night
CLEVELAND – A downtown cathedral will become a stage and a sock-hop dance floor on Saturday, Feb. 16, when a local theater holds its unusual annual fundraiser.
Near West Theatre’s 2013 benefit, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” 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 honorees are philanthropists Char and Chuck Fowler, lead donors toward the theater’s new home which will be under construction this spring in the Gordon Square Arts District.
Hostess of the evening will be actor and musician Jordan Cooper as the character Edna Turnblad from Near West Theatre’s 2012 production of Hairspray, the Broadway Musical. Guests are encouraged, if they wish, to dress in late-50s-early-60s attire.
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. 25, they include American Limousine Service, Dominion East Ohio, KeyBank, Chuck and Rita Maimbourg, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Panzica Construction Co., R.C. Distributors, The Sherwin-Williams Co. and Tucker Ellis LLP.
Besides the evening’s entertainment, a single ticket to the event at $85 (or 10 tickets at $800) buys access to 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. Event details are http://www.nearwesttheatre.org/benefit.html.
Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, the founding and executive director of the theater since 1978, is grateful for the location of the benefit. “We love the Trinity Commons concept and the openness of the Cathedral and its people to arts, music and programs that further peace and justice, education and spiritual growth,” said. “It’s a perfect match for our approach to theater as a community-building, transformative experience.”