Just as the Auditorium Theatre offers spectacular performances throughout the year, we also regularly host unforgettable galas, dinner parties, and meet the artist receptions especially for generous people like yourself who adore the Auditorium Theatre and want to support and celebrate our mission-driven work.


2018 Annual Fall Gala

Honoring Mel Katten

Gala Sponsor: The Anthony & Mary Ann Pasquinelli Foundation


Join us to celebrate the Auditorium Theatre and the presentation of the Adler & Sullivan Award honoring Mel Katten for his lasting contributions to the arts and the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

The Gala will begin with a reception, dinner, and award presentation at the Palmer House followed by the performance of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Known for world-famous songs that inspired the smash Broadway hit Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli is a true American icon. His incredible career with The Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles including unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December ’63— Oh What A Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and of course, “Grease.”


Saturday, November 3, 2018
5PM | Cocktail Reception, Dinner, and Award Presentation
8PM | Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Reception & Dinner | Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel | 17 E Monroe St
Performance | Auditorium Theatre | 50 E Congress Parkway

Transportation to the theatre will be provided.

Black Tie Optional


400 Chicago area business, civic, arts and philanthropic supporters of the Auditorium Theatre. In addition, 1,500 patrons purchasing tickets to the performance.


Tables of ten | $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, and $6,000
Individual tickets | $600


Kelly Saroff Allen | Associate Director of Individual Giving
312.341.2364 or ksaroff@auditoriumtheatre.org

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