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The Great Goodman

| July 20, 2015 | Parties

Goodman Theatre traveled back in time for a celebration of its 90th year.

Dressed to the nines, Chicago’s theater enthusiasts brought the glamour of the 1920s (Goodman Theatre’s founding era) to life at the Fairmont Chicago for the theater’s annual black-tie gala, themed Puttin’ on the Glitz.

Co-chaired by Women’s Board members Linda W. Aylesworth and Frances K. Del Boca, and board of trustees member Jeffrey W. Hesse, the event began in the Imperial Foyer. More than 500 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and sipped kir royales (the signature cocktail of the evening) before proceeding to the ballroom for dinner. Later, guests kicked up their heels to the upbeat music of the Gentlemen of Leisure Band, who kept the crowd on its feet all evening.

All eyes were on Tony Award- winning star Sutton Foster, who charmed the audience with a medley of showstopping tunes, including “Gimme, Gimme” from Thoroughly Modern Millie, “NYC” from the 1997 Broadway production of Annie and “I Get a Kick Out of You” from her role as Reno Sweeney in the production of Anything Goes. By the end of the evening, more than $900,000 was raised for the theater’s education and community engagement programs. Now, that’s truly dazzling! -Photos by John Reilly Photography


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