The Black & Tan Supper Club Raises Nearly $40,000 for About Face Theatre!
More than 100 guests traveled back to the exclusive underground society of the “Roaring Twenties” for About Face Theatre’s BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the luxurious Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago.
The “secret venue” was revealed to guests just one week prior to the event, creating a magical and mysterious throwback to Chicago’s “black and tan” nightclubs of the 1920s. The swanky supper club soiree raised nearly $40,000 for About Face Theatre programming, including its groundbreaking and acclaimed Youth Theatre, which creates a safe space for LGBTQA youth to tell their stories and create community.
Guests decked out in formal and festive attire sipped classic cocktails and enjoyed fine dining by J&L Catering. The evening’s hosts, AFT Artistic Associate Paul Oakley Stovall and New York performer Brad Simmons, entertained with 1920s jazz standards including “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Pennies From Heaven.” The duo were joined by special guest performers Meghan Murphy and fellow AFT Artistic Associates Scott Bradley, John Francisco and Benjamin Sprunger.
THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB was co-chaired by Jim Andrews and Jason Held. Major sponsors included Ted Grady and J&L Catering, Chuck Hyde and Sidetrack, Constellation Brands, Stan Mansion and Art of Imagination. Additional sponsors included Aria Music Design, Keys 4/4 Kids, Private Label Linens and Tablescapes.