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Blue Jean Ball

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and its Board of Directors invite you to the


Thursday, September 22
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

6:00 PM VIP Reception

Bridge 410,
410 N Paulina St, Chicago


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2022 WREN Award Honoree
Joan Callahan

RTE extends our heartfelt thanks to the amazing humans that made the Blue Jean Ball 2022 possible:

Food & Beverage Sponsors
Amazing Edibles
Sharon Furiya
CH Distilling
Revolution Brewing

Blue Chip Sponsors
Joan and Mike Callahan
The John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Bolt from the Blue Sponsors
Phoegina Brown
Andrea Herrera
Andrea McDermott
Christy and Heath Warren

Blue Heaven Sponsors
Mission Press
True Blue Sponsors
Tim Bresnahan and Michael Szott
Peggy Cassidy
Rebecca Coleman
Sandra Kaspar
Jennifer Pope and Rakesh Madhava
Dawn and Rick Gray
Kathy Q Murphy
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in honor of Joan Callahan
Karen and Charlie Rose
Rebecca and Patrick Spence
Shera Street


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Silent Auction Sign Up 
To help make the bidding process run as smoothly as possible, please remember to register on the silent auction site BEFORE the event, so you're all set on event day. Register here for the silent auction or go direct to

50/50 Raffle

Returning this year – our 50/50 raffle, where you can support Rivendell artists and have a chance to win half the pot! (Last year’s winner received almost $2,000) 

Raffle tickets are $20 each or $3 for $50.  Purchase raffle tickets here
Ticket Info
All tickets include access to the event, appetizers, open bar, live music, silent auction, raffle, and  other fun! VIP ticket holders will have an exclusive cocktail hour and early access to the event. 
If you are able to make an additional gift and/or sponsor a ticket for an artists attend, we thank you  for going above and beyond. Your support will make a real difference at Rivendell! Purchase tickets here.

Silent Auction Highlights

Check out a few cool auction packages here - click here to see the full list

The auction opens at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 22 and closes promptly at 9:30pm! Register early for easy access when the auction goes live!

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Batting practice with A League of Their Own star Rae Gray + Tickets to Goodman’s Toni Stone

Ever wonder what it’s like to be baseball star? This is your chance to find out. Join A League of Their Own star Rae Gray for an afternoon in the batting cage. Yes, Rae Gray—the Rivendell Ensemble member who plays Terri in Amazon Prime’s new hit series - and we’re very proud of her!  Spend some time in the cage with Rae and learn what it’s like to be a baseball star—or at least play one on TV!

And to further your baseball education, take in Goodman Theater’s production of Toni Stone, the sensational true story of the first woman to play professional baseball.  Click here for more details

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Adventure in Lake Geneva, WI

Need a change of scenery without hopping on a plane?  A short drive north to Lake Geneva, WI is a vacation destination that's sure to please. Fancy an adrenaline rush?  We got you!  Fly through the treetop canopy as you experience our 9-zipline tour that includes 5 sky bridges and 4 spiral staircases. Sure to please the adventure seeker, our fully guided zip-line tours are also perfect for those who are less adventurous but looking to enjoy something a little outside their comfort zone.

Afterward, wind down with a little shopping at Cornerstone Shop & Gallery in Lake Geneva, known for boutique fashion, home decor and gifts. We'll get you started with a $100 gift card!

Click here for more details


Tickets to the Joffrey and Dinner at Le Sud

Enjoy an evening of subtle sophistication and artistry. Take in this season’s opening performance at the Joffrey Ballet, Beyond Borders, followed by a lovely Mediterranean meal at Le Sud in Roscoe Village. It's an evening guaranteed to transport you away, at least for a few hours.

Click here for more details

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Friends of the Grain Dinner IS BACK!

Friends of the Grain is a  unique auction item blending fine "grains" Gin, Vodka, Rye, Bourbon and Scotch into a small plate dinner extravaganza. The food will incorporate the distilled grains in the recipes and food will be paired with some of the finest small batch selections from local distilleries.

The Chef d'Cuisine and host for the evening will be none other than Rivendell's wonderful neighbor and longtime supporter, Terry Tuohy (of Lobster Boil fame) featuring sous chef's  Sharon Furiya (RTE founding member) and Tim Bresnahan (past RTE Board chair).  

Click here for more details

Covid Protocol

Blue Jean Ball will primarily be held outdoors at Bridge 410.
While we are not requiring proof of vaccination, masks are required while indoors.

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