Season Opening Celebration

Season Opening Celebration

Goodman Theatre raised $225,000 for education programs and productions at its Season Opening Celebration on September 20, 2016. 

The Walnut Room at Macy’s hosted dinner before the Wonderful Town performance at Goodman Theatre. The post-show cast party was hosted by Petterino’s. All proceeds benefit Goodman Productions and Education and Community Engagement programs. Elaine R. Leavenworth, Anthony F. Maggiore and Patrick Wood-Prince co-charied the event, which included remarks from Executive Director Roche Schulfer, Artistic Director Robert Falls and Wonderful Town director Mary Zimmerman. First Lady Diana Rauner was in attendance. The show received rave reviews from the press including “3.5 out of 4 stars” from Chicago Tribune and “Highly Recommended” by Chicago Sun-Times.

For Wonderful Town tickets and more information, please visit: GoodmanTheatre.org/WonderfulTown

PRESS RELEASE

October 4, 2016 | Season Opening Celebration Raises $225,000 

PHOTOS
A fuller selection of high resolution photos from the event can be found and downloaded here. A smaller selection of photos can also be found below. 


Season Opening Celebration

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    WTOpening_1: Lauren Molina (Eileen in Wonderful Town) and Bri Sudia (Ruth in Wonderful Town) at Petterino’s after Opening Night of Wonderful Town at Goodman Theatre on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography 

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    WTOpening_2Elaine R. Leavenworth (Trustee, Season Opening Celebration Co-Chair and Abbott Park resident) and Anthony F. Maggiore (Trustee and Season Opening Celebration Co-Chair) with Joan Clifford (Board of Trustees Chair, 2016/2017 Season Sponsor and Former Inverness Resident) at Goodman Theatre’s Season Opening Celebration at The Walnut Room at Macy’s on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography 

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    WTOpening_3: Kimbra Walter (Trustee and 2016/2016 Season Sponsor), Les Coney (Life Trustee and Past Chair) and Diana Rauner (First Lady of Illinois) at Goodman Theatre’s Season Opening Celebration at The Walnut Room at Macy’s on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography

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    WTOpening_4: Robert Falls (Artistic Director and Evanston Resident), Andrea Schwartz (VP of Media Relations at Macy’s, the Season Opening Celebration Guarantor) and Jim Karas at Goodman Theatre’s Season Opening Celebration at The Walnut Room at Macy’s on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography

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    WTOpening_5:  Ruth Ann M. Gillis (Life Trustee, Past Chair and 2016/2017 Season Sponsor), Joan Clifford (Board of Trustees Chair, 2016/2017 Season Sponsor and Former Inverness Resident), Patrick Wood-Prince (Trustee and Season Opening Celebration Co-Chair) and Patricia Cox (Life Trustee) at Goodman Theatre’s Season Opening Celebration at The Walnut Room at Macy’s on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography

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    WTOpening_6: Mary Zimmerman (Wonderful Town Director) and Adnaan Hamid (Trustee and Addison Resident) at Goodman Theatre’s Season Opening Celebration at The Walnut Room at Macy’s on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography

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    WTOpening_7: Mary Beth Fisher and Executive Director Roche Schulfer at Petterino’s after Opening Night of Wonderful Town at Goodman Theatre on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography 

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    WTOpening_8: Justin Brill, Steven Strafford (Chick Clark in Wonderful Town) and James Earl Jones II (Speedy Valenti in Wonderful Town) at Petterino’s after Opening Night of Wonderful Town at Goodman Theatre on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography

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    WTOpening_9: Maria Goodman (2016/2017 Season Sponsor and Winnetka Resident), Albert Ivar Goodman (Life Trustee, 2016/2017 Season Sponsor and Winnetka Resident) and Suzette Dewey (Trustee) at Petterino’s after Opening Night of Wonderful Town at Goodman Theatre on September 20, 2016. | Photo by John Reilly Photography 

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