Posted May 27, 2014 in Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kelly Luecke KellyLuecke@yahoo.com
CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE’S ANNNUAL BENEFIT
MAD MEN, MUSIC & MARTINIS
TO TAKE PLACE
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
CLEVELAND, OH (May 19, 2014) Cleveland Play House along with co-chairs Char Fowler and Ryan R. Cross, are pleased to announce details of the 2014 annual benefit, Mad Men, Music & Martinis. Taking place on June 7th in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, this year’s theme pays homage to the swanky era of the 1960’s. The evening will include cocktails, a live auction and raffle, roaming dinner and live entertainment by Kristine Jackson, Cleveland native Elijah Rock and tap legend Maurice Hines. CPH will also be honoring Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University and Thomas F. Zenty, III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals with the Centennial Star Award. All proceeds from Mad Men, Music & Martinis will benefit the artistic and educational programs of Cleveland Play House. CPH is grateful for the support of their "Leader of the Pack" sponsor, KeyBank.
As America’s first regional theatre, Cleveland Play House takes great pride in its commitment to arts education. Noted graduates of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA program include Tony-nominee Elizabeth A. Davis, and one of the "Mad Men" himself, Rich Sommer, who plays Harry Crane on the hit show. Through the generosity of guests attending the June 7th benefit, CPH will have the opportunity to continue their tradition of arts education through programs for students, educators, families and surrounding communities.
Guests attending Mad Men, Music & Martinis are encouraged to dress according to theme by donning a fedora and skinny tie, dressing up in a vintage pillbox hat and pearls, or just wearing their cocktail finest for the swankiest night in town!
Benefit Schedule: elements of the evening
The evening’s music will come courtesy of The Mike Petrone Orchestra, and catering will be provided by Zack Bruell Events.
VIP reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a special appearance by *featured performers 6:30 p.m.
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and roaming dinner 8:00 p.m.
Featured Performers: *Maurice Hines (Tappin' Thru Life) *Elijah Rock (Breath & Imagination) *Kristine Jackson
Centennial Star Award Presentation honoring:
Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University
Thomas F. Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals
Live Auction 9:00 p.m.
Dessert and dancing
Mad Men, Music & Martinis will take place June 7. To purchase tickets online, visit www.mkt.com/cleveland-play-house. For questions, or to purchase tickets via phone, please contact Kathryn Dhillon at (216) 400-7036 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Ticket Levels:
Mercedes Benz: @ $1,000/person One ticket to performance with premier seating • Cocktails, dinner, desserts and post-show party • Complimentary valet parking • Four complimentary raffle tickets • Recognition in CPH Donor Listing in 2014-15 Season playbills • VIP reception with featured artists
Stop in the Name of Love: @ $500/person
One ticket to performance with preferred seating • Cocktails, dinner, desserts and post-show party • Two complimentary raffle tickets • Complimentary valet parking
Twist & Shout: @ $300/person
One ticket to performance • Cocktails, dinner, desserts and post-show party • Complimentary valet parking
Light My Fire: @ $150/person – Only a limited number of tickets remain
One ticket to performance and post-show party • Complimentary valet parking
Remaining Sponsorship Levels:
Good Vibrations: $15,000
12 tickets to benefit with premier seating and complimentary valet for 6 • 8 tickets toMaurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life • Half-page ad in benefit program • Half-page ad inTappin’ Thru Life playbill •
Recognition on Allen Theatre Lobby screens • Recognition in Tappin’ Thru Life curtain speech • VIP reception with featured artists • Listing in Corporate Honor Roll in all 2014-15 Season playbills •
Recognition on CPH website for one year
Born to Be Wild: $10,000
10 tickets to benefit with preferred seating and complimentary valet for 5 • 6 tickets toMaurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life • Quarter-page ad in benefit program • Logo recognition in Tappin’ Thru Life playbill • VIP reception with featured artists • Listing in Corporate Honor Roll in all 2014-15 Season playbills • Recognition on CPH website for one year
Like a Rolling Stone : $5,000
8 tickets to benefit with preferred seating and complimentary valet for 4 • 2 tickets toMaurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life • Logo recognition in benefit program • Listing in Corporate Honor Roll in all 2014-15 Season playbills • Recognition on CPH website for one year
Founded in 1915, Cleveland Play House is America’s first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, Cleveland Play House has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. It has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 CPH productions. Cleveland Play House looks toward its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund Cleveland Play House with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. We also thank the residents of Cuyahoga County for supporting Cleveland Play House through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.