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"Billy Elliot the Musical" and Dinner at Hotel Allegro Presented by The Women's Board for The Chicago Lighthouse, July 11


Proceeds will benefit Chicago Lighthouse programs and services to assist people who are blind or visually impaired.

Chicago, IL, June 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Women’s Board for The Chicago Lighthouse is presenting an outing to the smash hit, "Billy Elliot the Musical," followed by a sumptuous dinner at the acclaimed Hotel Allegro on Sunday, July 11.

The fun will begin at 2 p.m. with a viewing of the Tony Award winning production at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre at 24 W. Randolph St.

Billy Elliot the Musical is the dynamic portrayal of a young boy’s struggle between expressing his passion for dance while battling social pressures in an English mining town during the coal miner’s strike in the mid 1980’s. With music written by Elton John and lyrics by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot won ten Tony Awards in 2009 including Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Direction of a Musical.

"We are thrilled that our Women’s Board has created such a spectacular event, which is bringing people together to celebrate a Broadway musical while also benefiting the services of The Chicago Lighthouse," said Dr. Janet Szlyk, Lighthouse executive director. "On behalf of all of us, we commend the Women’s Board and also extend a special thank you to the benefit co-chairs Anida ‘Cookie’ Cohen and Peggy Fox Jester for their outstanding support."

After enjoying what Time magazine called, "The best musical of the decade," event goers will go just steps away to the Hotel Allegro Chicago at 171 W. Randolph St. for a special dinner and reception, beginning at 5 p.m.

In the hotel’s trendy atmosphere, they will be feted to a champagne reception and entertainment by opera singer Donna Sadlicka.

The event package is priced at $250 per person; $175 for reception and dinner only; and $150 to attend only the show. Raffle tickets will also be available at the reception for $100 each with a grand prize of a behind the scenes tour of WGN Studios, jewelry by Al Menotti, Trattoria No. 10 certificate, Broadway in Chicago tickets for Burn the Floor and dinner at Frankie’s.

For ticket information, contact Sarah Harrington at 312/997-3679 or e-mail rsvp@chicagolighthouse.org.

About The Chicago Lighthouse:
Founded in 1906, the Lighthouse is one of the nation’s most comprehensive social service agencies. Also housed under its roof are one of the few remaining manufacturing facilities in America producing clocks that are distributed around the world; a nationally acclaimed school for children who are blind with multi-disabilities; a VA program serving veterans in all 50 states; and a radio station.

About The Women’s Board:
The Women’s Board for The Chicago Lighthouse is a group of women in the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. Recently established, this group raises funds and awareness for the Lighthouse by organizing several fundraising events throughout the year. The Women’s Board directs their contributions to the Lighthouse’s Annual Fund, enabling the organization to continue providing support for its 26 programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Contact Information
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Dominic Calabrese
312-997-3662
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chicagolighthouse.org
Chelsea Horrigan
Chelsea.Horrigan@chicagolighthouse.org
312-666-1331 ext. 3139

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