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25th Annual Make Believe Ball

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, First Stage will host its 25th Annual Make Believe Ball at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.  Families will enjoy a special evening complete with kids’ activities, large silent auction, live auction, dinner, dancing and more.  This year, guests will celebrate past success and share the excitement of what is yet to come as… The Magic Continues! 

Adults - Black Tie Optional
Children - Festive

5:00 p.m.
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
Silent Auction
Children's Entertainment 

7:00 p.m.
Menu to be announced - you will be contacted for your meal options
Voice Auction
Music and Dancing

Corporate Sponsorship and Family Table Sponsorship opportunities available

Hilton Milwaukee City Center Accommodations
Guests of the Make Believe Ball receive a special room rate of $109.
Call (414) 271-7250 or visit First Stage Reservations to make arrangements.

25th Anniversary Honorary Chairs:
Mary & Rob Goodman

25th Anniversary Host Committee:
Cathy & Mario Costantini
Amy & Darren Goldstein
Melissa & Chris Marschka
Kristin & Chuck Severson

Make Believe Ball Committee:
Monica Arnstein, Lisa Boyce, Caryn Esten, Terri Field, Laura Hirano, Katie Keen, Mary Kramer, Tricia Landrum, Meredith Pence, Deadra Richelle-Purifoy, Kate Schroeder, Julia Westphal

Take advantage of the Golden Ticket Raffle! Your chance to win one of the live auction items before going up for bid. $50 each, only 100 will be sold!

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Fiduciary Management, Inc.   KPMG   Northwestern Mutual

Godfrey & Kahn S.C.Johnson Controls, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Sargento Foods, Inc.
U.S. Bank Private Wealth ManagementWe Energies

The Corry Family, The Guy Family, The Hirano Family, The Kramer Family



All proceeds support First Stage's mission to
Transform Lives Through Theater