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Sun Spots: Let's Fall In Love

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  1. Goodman Annual Gala - Let's Fall In Love!



From the moment I received the invitation, I knew that it would be a very special evening - and indeed, it was!  "Birds do it . . . , Bees do it . . . Let's Fall In Love", the invitation read, with each folded page beckoning me to the next.  In keeping with the Spring-like feel of this popular Cole Porter tune, the weather on the evening of the gala was divine - definitely an auspicious beginning! 

Heather Headley Performs Heather Headley (c) Liz Lauren

The Moulin Rouge room and the Imperial Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel were decked out and well-stocked with hors d’ouevres, spirits and spirited people! But, the highlight of the evening was Heather Headley!  Heather's performance was outstanding and her voice incredible.  She radiated with warmth, love and authenticity and was clearly in a joyous space with her marriage and recent birth of her son.  Heather seems like a truly lovely person, in addition to being so talented! 

Despite current economic conditions, over 550 enthusiastic patrons attended the Goodman Gala.  The Gala guests were fabulously dressed and donned festive attitudes.   The delicious food, divine decorations and fabulous music were all arranged in support of a good cause:  Goodman’s Education and Community Engagement programs.   Each season, you can count on Goodman Theatre to provide culturally diverse productions.  They also reach out to diverse audiences through their Diversity Night and through their marketing decisions. 

Diversity at the Gala wasn't too evident this year, so get ready for next year and we'll make a real party of it! And at $500 per ticket, you'll definitely want to break out your finest for this annual To-Do


Soleil's To-Dos






Me and Heather Post-Performance




Reader Comments (4)

Interesting post. I was moved by the story told as well as a shame that not too many people have the opprotunity too see the world other than where they live. I would love to find a way to show them......who? everyone

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpierre

Truly. But there are abundant local opportunities to get a glimpse of other cultures and many of these opportunities are FREE!

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoleil!

Great idea, thanks for this post!

July 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrulette

What a wonderful way to raise money for such worthy causes. It's delightful that the Goodman makes a conscious effort to promote diversity. Although this year may have been light on the diverse productions, you are a great activist; champion to help them To-Do the right thing!

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarry D. Wayne

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