Lookingglass Theatre’s ‘Madhatter’s Ball’ Saturday, June 30th

Lookingglass Theatre’s Junior Board, Ringleader Anthony Fleming III and co-costs Andrew White and Philip R. Smith announce the 11th Annual Madhatter’s Ball – The Madhatter’s Circus. The event will take place at the Riverfront Theater Tent, 650 West Chicago Avenue (at Halsted St.), on Saturday, June 30, 2012. The VIP reception begins at 8pm. The event is from 9pm-midnight with an after-party at Lumen, 839 West Fulton Market from 12am-2:00am.

For this year’s Madhatter’s Ball guests will run away with The Madhatter’s Circus in a 70-foot tall circus tent in River West. Guests will enjoy cocktails, one-of-a-kind circus performers, hors d’oeuvres, live music, DJs, dancing, and a silent auction and raffle with once-in-a-lifetime prizes, all under the big top of the Riverfront Theater. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Attire is circus cocktail. Costumes are optional, but hats are recommended.

The Madhatter’s Ball is co-chaired by Artistic Associate Anthony Fleming III, Artistic Director Andrew White and Producing Artistic Director Philip R. Smith.

Proceeds from the event will support the operation, expansion and outreach of Lookingglass’ Education and Community programs, which encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence for thousands of community members each year.


Regular tickets are $75 and include the celebration at The Riverfront Theater and admission to the after-party at Lumen. VIP Tickets are $125 and also include a pre-event reception at The Riverfront Theater at 8:00 p.m. Early ticket pricing of $55 (regular) and $100 (VIP) is currently available through May 20 only. Day-of tickets will also be available for $80 (regular) and $150 (VIP). Tickets are available for purchase at the Lookingglass box office, 312-337-0665 or online at lookingglasstheatre.org/events.

Event Sponsors for the 11th Annual Madhatter’s Ball include Aon Hewitt, Ariel Investments, Riverfront Theater, Michigan Avenue Magazine, WXRT, Time Out Chicago, The Four Seasons, The John Hancock Center, New Holland Brewery, Lumen, Chicago Trolley, Bloomingdales and Uber. Printing is provided by United Graphics and Mailing Group.