Attend Joffrey Ballet "The Merry Widow" Luncheon - Contribute to a Dream

February 8, 2011
The Examiner
Bonnie Jean Adams


Chicago is full of Chicagoans with big hearts. There is a lot of giving back. Why not treat yourself to an elegant afternoon, and later, to an elegant evening while helping to sponsor a young child's dream?

WHAT: Glamorous luncheon and raffle 'Lunch at Maxim's' captures theme of upcoming Joeffrey Ballet production of The Merry Widow.The lunch will feature a spectacular raffle (Win a trip to Paris!), indulgent Parisian-style pampering and creative cuisine.

All attendees will receive 10% off tickets to The Merry Widow during The Joffrey Ballet’s Winter Program at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, February 16-27, 2011.   

WHEN: Friday, February 11th, 12 Noon

WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place

Tickets $250 | Tables $2,500 and $5,000

A portion of the proceeds from this event will support scholarships for Chicago Public School children participating in the Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet’s Boeing Bridge Program - a student focused dance program designed to introduce Chicago Public School students to the basic elements of ballet technique..

Support the Academy, support the kids The Academy provides accessible dance training to deserving students. Through our classes at the Joffrey Tower and our outreach programs, we offer thousands of students the joys and rewards of dance education.

The Joffrey offers aid and support to our students, from those aspiring to become professionals in our pre-professional and Trainee classes to the skilled young people in our Community Engagement Program.

Tuition does not cover the expense of our courses. The Joffrey can offer our Academy programs and keep them affordable because of your support.  You keep the dreams and aspirations of future dancers alive.

For more information regarding ticket or donation inquiries: Please contact Julia Jankowski Doherty, Events Coordinator, at 312-386-8921 or jdoherty [at] joffrey [dot] org

For more information about the event:

The Joffrey Ballet presents the Midwest premiere of Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow for its Winter program in the current 2010-2011 Stars season.  Hynd originally choreographed the three-act story ballet for The Australian Ballet in 1975, set to an adaptation of Franz Lehár’s 1905 romantic operetta The Merry Widow

This evening-length work, also a company premiere, will be performed at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, on February 16–27, 2011.