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ArtCares 2014

April 5, 2014
7:00 pmto11:00 pm

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Tickets are on sale NOW: http://bit.ly/ArtCares2014

Nearly 1,000 art lovers will gather in the former home of the Cleveland Play House on Saturday, April 5th for ArtCares 2014, the annual auction and party to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. ArtCares 2014 is being presented through the generosity of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Toby Devan Lewis with support from Consolidated Graphics Group.

ArtCares is the signature fund-raiser for the AIDS Taskforce, which serves individuals and families infected, affected and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. Proceeds help provide services such as counseling and case management, educational programs for adults and youth at risk, housing, public policy and advocacy and a food pantry that provides much-needed help for a community in which illness often coincides with poverty.

This year, the AIDS Taskforce will present their ArtCares Icon award to four women who have been unwavering and generous supporters of ArtCares and the AIDS Taskforce: Representative Nickie Antonio, Dr. Kristin Englund, Helen Forbes Fields, and Beth Zone.

The centerpiece of ArtCares remains the auction of art generously donated by professional artists living in, or with connections to, Northeast Ohio, as well as artwork from students and faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Art, one of the founding partners in establishing ArtCares.  This year will again feature local artist and curator, Kristin Rogers, as curator of the event.

This year’s party features entertainment by a fun jazz band followed by DJ Saint.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m.; tickets are $100 per person. Host Committee sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships are available. Tickets and more information are available by calling the Taskforce at 216-357-3131, extension 247, or by visiting: http://bit.ly/ArtCares2014

Something WICKED this way comes…

December 16, 2013
7:30 pm

Featuring Company Members from the National Tour of WICKED

An evening benefiting BROADWAY CARES/Equity Fights AIDS and AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

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Tickets available at: http://bit.ly/WickedCabaretTix

Cleveland, OH – AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host “A WICKED WONDERLAND,” an evening of holiday songs and dance, at The Hanna Theater on Monday, December 16th, 2013. Doors will open at 6:30pm. The performance will begin at 7:30pm. The Hanna Theatre is located in Playhouse Square at 2067 East 14th Street, Cleveland, OH. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

A WICKED WONDERLAND is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company to support charitable causes which advance WICKED’s theme of acceptance and illuminate the musical’s message that people should not be judged on first impressions. In its eight years on the road, the company has raised over $2 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country. Produced by company members Kevin Beebee and Lauren Haughton, the evening is an opportunity for the company to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian holiday material.

VIP admission is a $75 donation, which includes preferred seating and admission to a post-show reception with members of the company. General admission tickets are available for $35. All proceeds benefit BC/EFA and AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. Admission donations are tax deductible. Tickets are available through the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, at www.playhousesquare.org or by phone at 216.241.6000

This Monday night event will include LIVE and SILENT auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at the State Theatre as well as some once in a lifetime WICKED experiences you’ll never forget. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

Live Auction items include:

– Watch the “Greening of Elphaba”, backstage tour, plus 2 house seats for a performance of WICKED between December 17th – January 4th

-Ride in Glinda’s bubble (the same bubble Kristin Chenoweth flew into the 2004 Tony Awards), backstage tour between December 17th – January 4th.

-Walk-on role to be in an actual performance of WICKED, backstage tour, costume fitting, plus 2 house seats for friends and family to come see you in WICKED between December 17th – January 4th

WICKED begins performances December 4 at the State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, playing for five weeks through January 5, 2014. Tickets are currently on sale at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, online at www.playhousesquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000. Due to the holidays, performance days and times vary; please check www.playhousesquare.org for the most up to date performance schedule.


About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids - Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fund raising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $150 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, and other serious illnesses. www.broadwaycares.org


About AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland – The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) provides a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. AHF is a global organization that provides cutting edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 people in 28 countries. It is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States. The Taskforce, the oldest AIDS Service Organization in Ohio, serves over 1,200 clients and their families by providing vital social services to including case management, housing, nutrition, transportation and HIV/AIDS/STDs education/ prevention, research and advocacy.

CLUE: The Musical tickets on sale now!

August 27, 2012
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

Tickets are available now ONLINE!

CLUE: The Musical is based on the classic board game by Parker Brothers.  Mr. Boddy has been murdered — but which of the colorful guests committed the crime, with which of the available weapons, in which room of Boddy Manor?  Music, merriment and mayhem abound, as the clues are revealed and the audience tries to solve the crime!

Our annual benefit production features favorite performers from the Cleveland theatre community:
Tricia Bestic*
Brian Bowers
Patrick Ciamacco
Amiee Collier
Dan Folino*
Dana Hart*
Jonathan Kronenberger
Rachel Spence

* Actor appears with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association, granted through the Theatre Authority Read the rest of this page »