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Cleveland Play House to host ‘Mad Men, Music & Martinis’ annual benefit

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Event will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014

In cooperation with co-chairs Char Fowler and Ryan R. Cross, Cleveland Play House will be hosting the 2014 annual benefit “Mad Men, Music & Martinis” that will take place in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare.

The theme for this year is ‘the swanky era of the 60’s’ and 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.

Over the years, Cleveland Play House (America’s first regional theatre) has been a strong proponent of 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.

It is through the generosity of the guests attending the benefit that CPH will be able to continue the tradition of arts education through a variety of programs that involve students, educators, families and surrounding communities.

In keeping with the theme, guests are asked to attend “Mad Men, Music & Martinis” with fedora and skinny tie for the men and vintage pillbox hat and pearls for the ladies or you can just wear your “cocktail finest outfit” to the swankiest party in town.

Benefit Schedule

5:30 p.m.
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

The evening’s music will come courtesy of The Mike Petrone Orchestra, and catering will be provided by Zack Bruell Events.

Ticket Information

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 kdhillon@clevelandplayhouse.com.

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 to Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life • Half-page ad in benefit program • Half-page ad in Tappin’ 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 to Maurice 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 to Maurice 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.

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