Grit & Glimmer 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended our gala on Sunday, April 7 at Bridge410!
Because of your generosity and belief in our mission, we raised over $78,000 in support of our future! 

Take a look at the event’s opening video celebrating 31 years of A Red Orchid created by Associate Artistic Director Travis A. Knight with music by Ensemble Member Steve Haggard. 

Check out photos from the event:

The event may be over, but it’s not too late to make a difference. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today in honor of our upcoming 32nd Season: 

Thank you to our in-kind donors:


American Blues Theater  

Audrey Billings & Nick Stone  

Avondale Bowl  

Lance Baker  

The Bird Machine/Jay Ryan  

Becky Brown Photography  

Bosley’s Backyard  

The Breaks  

Georgia Casciato  

Noelle Cellini  

Che Thai  

Chicago Humanities Festival  

Chicago Mahogany Tours  

Chicago Symphony Orchestra  

Chicago White Sox  

Comedy Plex Comedy Club  

Coven of Geekcraft  

Joe Dempsey  

Elizabeth Derrico  

Sherman Edwards 

The Fireplace Inn  

The Fudge Pot  

Mierka Girten  

Goodman Theatre  

Heidi & Andy Graham  

GR Beauty Studio  

Humblebee’s Toiletries Co.  

John Judd  

Judson & Moore  

Susan Knight  

Koval Distillery  

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants  

The Logan Theatre  

Long Table Pancakes  

Lou Malnati’s  

The McElroy Family

The Mercury Theatre  

Metro & Jam Productions  

Moore Clean Living  

The Music Box  

Kristen Neveu

New Perspective Design  

Nick Offerman  

Joan Ogden  

Northlight Theatre  

Piccolo Sogno  

Picnic Wine & Provisions  



Bruch Reed  

Remy Bumppo Theatre  

Adal Rifai  

The Second City  

Victoria Slone  

Fred Spreen  

Kyle Stoffers & Sininchai Sommeechai  

TimeLine Theatre  

Victory Italian  

The VIG  

Visionary Eye Care  

Woodie’s Flat  

Writers Theatre 

The Clayton black logo transparent

Jeff Kurysz Photography

Individual Sponsors

Andrea Mitchel 
Gloria Lehr

Grit & Glimmer Committee

Erin Roberts 
Heidi Graham