Wonka Ball: Disco Inferno


Friday, April 12, 2019

VIP Reception 7pm
General Admission 8pm

Venue West  

221 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60642

WONKA BALL: Disco Inferno will immerse guests in a lush world of drag, disco, and decadent club culture. The evening is conceived as a toast to royalty from Diana Ross and Donna Summer to the legendary champions of ball culture started by LGBTQIA communities of color. About Face will honor the incandescent, life-affirming power of underground clubs in our LGBTQIA history, while featuring drag queens and kings of today, with all the freshness and creativity that makes About Face Theatre stand out. So put on your polyester leisure suit and get ready to Burn, Baby, Burn, all evening long with great food, cocktails, a silent auction, raffle, live entertainment and music from DJ CircuitMOM, dancing and, of course… DISCO!

VIP Cocktail Reception

Early Bird: $175 | After March 12: $200

For an extra wild and crazy time, join About Face for an exclusive VIP reception beginning at 7 pm, where guests will enjoy early access to the venue and silent auction, exclusive performances by About Face artistic associates, free raffle tickets, signature cocktails, culinary treats and a live DJ.

General Admission Tickets

Early Bird: $125 | After March 12: $150

Proceeds from WONKA BALL: DISCO INFERNO support About Face Theatre’s award-winning mainstage programming and nationally-recognized youth education and outreach program. Since 1995, About Face has created exceptional, innovative and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity while challenging and entertaining audiences in Chicago and beyond. Support from WONKA BALL enables About Face to thrive as Chicago’s celebrated center for LGBTQIA theatre.

WONKA BALL 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 Awardpresented annually to an outstanding youth theatre ensemble member for exceptional service to the company and to the greater LGBTQIA community.

What to Wear, What to Wear…

Bring out your polyester suit, jump suit or sequined dress! Follow your fab and get creative!