We Thrived

Northlight Theatre’s Gala 2021

Northlight Theatre’s Board of Trustees proudly presented the Theatre’s premier fundraising event for the 2021-22 Season. An evening of cocktails, food, and music that celebrated a year when Northlight will thrive!


Chicago Botanic Gardens
Thursday, October 7, 2021

6:00pm: Appetizers, Cocktails, and Silent Auction
Searle Bonsai Collection Garden

7:00pm: Dinner, Live Auction, and Video Presentation
McGinley Pavilion

Music throughout the evening compliments of E. Faye Butler, Andrew Blendermann, and Evanston Township High School String Quartet


Guest Host E. Faye ButlerE Faye Butler

Northlight Trustee E. Faye Butler is an accomplished and decorated theater actress and singer who is proud to call Chicago her home. She has performed around the globe to international acclaim. Northlight appearances include Black Pearl Sings!, Dinah Was, and the Chicago Premiere of the musical Ella. National tours include Mamma Mia!, Dinah Was, Ain’t Misbehavin, and Nunsense. Additional Chicago credits include productions at Goodman, Drury Lane, Court, Marriott, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, and more. Ms. Butler is currently performing the title role in Fannie at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


Please contact Kelly Cosgrove at kcosgrove@northlight.org

Gala Co-Chairs

Julie Chernoff and Susie McMonagle

Gala Committee 2021

Marea Brichta
Christy Callahan Pfeifer
Kelly Cosgrove
Candace Corr and BJ Jones
Jane and Timothy J. Evans
Freddi Greenberg
Kim Hoopingarner
Ann Jennett
Marcia Mead Stillerman
Marianne Moberly