Wonka Ball at Saturday Night Live: The Experience!

Get Ready for More Cowbells at


Friday, May 11, 2018


The Museum of Broadcast Communications  

360 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654

You’ll look mah-velous as your favorite comedy character and relive 40 years of television history in the Museum of Broadcast Communications’ once-in-a-lifetime Saturday Night Live exhibit. From “Wayne’s World” to “Celebrity Jeopardy” to “Weekend Update,” there’s no need to be ambiguously gay at Wonka Ball, where you’ll interact with SNL sets, original props and costumes – all with a distinct About Face Theatre creative twist! Then, the party moves to the Museum’s penthouse space for great food, cocktails, a silent auction, raffle, live entertainment, music and dancing. Prepare to laugh and party excellently with Chicago’s celebrated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allied (LGBTQIA) theatre as it celebrates its 22nd season on this unforgettable evening.



VIP Cocktail Reception

Early Bird: $175 | After April 11: $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 April 11: $150

Proceeds from WONKA BALL at Saturday Night Live: The Experience! 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…

We want you to be the best SNL character you can be. Whether you’re going stag as Stefon or dressed up as the “Ambiguously Gay Duo” with your date! Be Debbie Downer without being a “debbie downer” and start planning your costume now so that you have no excuse but to come party with us at Chicago’s “hottest party!”

For more inspiration click here!

Thank you so much to our Sponsor WCPT!