About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ( VIP cocktailreception 7 p.m. ) at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.
From Wayne's World to Celebrity Jeopardy to Weekend Update, patrons will interact with SNL sets, original props and costumesall with a distinct About Face Theatre twist.
Wonka Bill will also include the presentation of the annual Leppen Leadership Awards, recognizing one individual and one organization whose efforts have made an enormous impact within Chicago's LGBTQIA communities; as well as the About Face Youth Theatre MVP Award, presented annually to an outstanding youth theatre ensemble member for exceptional service to the company and to the greater LGBTQIA community.
General admission: $150 ( Early Bird Special: $125 through April 11 ). VIP Cocktail Reception: $200 ( Early Bird Special: $175 through April 11 ). Additional sponsorship packages are available. Tickets are currently available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling ( 773 ) 784-8565.
Restaurant and Liquor Sponsors: Do-Rite Donuts, Insomnia Cookies, Taylor's Tacos, pHlour Bakery & Cafe, London House, My Private Chef, Polo Cafe, Garrett Popcorn, The Radler, Vanille Patisserie, Fat Cat, Edge of Sweetness, STK Chicago, MillerCoors, Sidetrack and CH Distillery.
Event Sponsors: GiveSmart, Blue Plate Catering, Museum of Broadcast Communications
Media Sponsors: Boi, Grab Magazine
About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.