P.O.P. Gala

A Night to Remember

On Friday, November 15, Chicago Children’s Theatre will celebrate 15 years serving our community as Chicago’s premier professional theatre company dedicated to children and families, with an emphasis on accessibility.

CCT’s annual P.O.P. (Power of Play) Gala will feature the best in West Loop dining, epic live and silent auctions, a program showcasing CCT’s mission, and dancing the night away.

We warmly invite you to attend.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 PM Cocktails
  • 7:00 PM Dinner & Program
  • 8:30 PM Dessert
  • 9:00 PM Dance to The Breakfast Club – Hits from the 80’s!

The Band

The Breakfast Club is a high energy rock / dance 80’s tribute band, whose every song is a hit that brings the house down with spontaneous, exuberant ‘I know this song!’ singalongs. Moonwalk down memory lane with The Breakfast Club as they spin you right round to all the radical sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s In over-the-top retro 80’s attire. Click HERE to learn more. 

The Power of Play

The P.O.P. Gala is part of a larger engagement initiative at CCT – Let’s Play: The Power of Play, redefining the importance of play, in all its forms from drama to creative intelligence to imagination. Since its launch, CCT has served more than 450,000 students and families with productions of the highest-caliber, and innovative classes and camps including groundbreaking programming for children on the autism spectrum and young people with special needs. Annually, CCT funds deeply reduced and free tickets for up to 20,000 school children from underserved communities across Chicago.  

Event Sponsors

Hall of Fame

The Leland Family

Super Star

The Gaito Family | HBK Engineering | The Kaminski Family

The Melendes Family | The Neveux Family | PNC


Chicago Media Angels | The Knowles & Wortendyke Family

The Ray Family | The Waller Family | Chapman and Cutler, LLP

Related Midwest | Michigan Avenue Real Estate

Rising Star

Jack & Kathy Lavin | The Crouch Family | Beth Loeb | Bill Boyer

The Murphy Family | Howard & Howard