The Great Gatsby Gala
Celebrating the Akron Civic Theatre's Grand Re-Opening
Celebrating the Akron Civic Theatre’s Grand Re-Opening!
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Special thanks to our honorary chairs; City of Akron Mayor, Dan Horrigan and Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro.
Sarah Thomarios, Chair
Brad Wright, Corporate Support Chair
Private Reception 5:30 p.m. • Immersive Gala 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$250 – Private Reception and Immersive Gala
$150 – Immersive Gala
Black tie optional
PRIVATE RECEPTION It’s caviar and a champagne cocktail toast to celebrate the Civic’s past, present and future. Look for some BIG CHEESE, too — special guests for this very special occasion!
IMMERSIVE GALA We’re celebrating in high style. Step back in time to the decade when our lavishly designed theater was built: the Roaring 20s! We’re going all Gatsby on you this summer with lush décor, luscious drinks, fabulous food, decadent desserts, a boppin’ big band, awesome auction items and amusements to keep you partying through the evening. Dive in — the water’s fine!
Your ticket purchase will provide critical operating support as The Civic transitions to our new future. You’ll help us expand our performing arts programming and reflect the wonderful diversity and multitude of voices of our community. You’ll contribute to making the theater accessible to all members of our community through our Huntington Access for All program, and you’ll join an important group of supporters who help sustain the cherished, historic “Jewel on Main Street.”
Spirits of the Civic 2021 – The Great Gatsby Gala is made possible by DIAMOND PRESENTING SPONSORS: PNC Bank, Sattler Machine Products, STEERE, Thomarios and the Women's Guild of the Akron Civic Theatre. RUBY SPONSORS: Akron Children’s Hospital, EY, GPD Group, Knox Marketing, Maynard Family Foundation and Printing Concepts. EMERALD SPONSORS: Lisa Zeno Carano, Fifth Third Bank, Metis Construction Services, Metro RTA, Joseph & Kirby Palmisano, Roetzel, S.A. Comunale Co., Inc., Synthomer Foundation and The University of Akron. PEARL SPONSORS: The Berroteran Group, Huntington National Bank, Malco Products, Inc., Ralph & Barb Palmisano, Seifert Technologies, UH St. John Medical Center, United Way of Summit & Medina, Vorys and Welty Construction. CRYSTAL SPONSORS: Akron Community Foundation, Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, ASW Global LLC, DeHoff Development Co., Harwick Standard, Lake Erie Electric, Nick Nicholis & Jennifer Schuster, SRT Sales & Service and Roger J. Stevenson.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, for the safety of our patrons, employees, and volunteers we encourage all non-vaccinated persons to continue to wear their masks.
If you do not feel well, please stay home.