Awakenings: A Virtual Gala

September 12, 2020

7pm (ET)

For 17 years, Cleveland Public Theatre’s annual fundraising extravaganza and “Party of the Year,” Pandemonium, transformed the CPT campus into a labyrinth of theatre, dance, visual art, and performance in every corner.

The creative minds at CPT are dreaming up a different experience for 2020… Awakenings: A Virtual Gala, an experience that takes you inside the labyrinth—from the comfort of your own home. The proceeds from Awakenings: A Virtual Gala will benefit CPT’s groundbreaking artistic work and life-changing education programs.

Stay tuned, and stay safe.


CPT celebrates the artist within us all:
Rise and shine… and awaken the senses!

CPT’s education programs empower youth and adults to cultivate their inner light,
creating rousing and inspiring performances for the community.

CPT is on a mission to stimulate creativity, innovation, and rebirth on the west side of Cleveland.

Click here to view the Official Save-the-Date for Awakenings: A Virtual Gala on Saturday, September 12!

Check out the video of last year’s gala, Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy

Video produced by Ted Sikora.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video from Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy.

Sponsorships Available
Contact Caitie H. Milcinovic
216-631-2727 ext 213 or

Click here to view sponsors of Awakenings: A Virtual Gala.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here or on the image above to view Sponsorship Opportunities for Awakenings: A Virtual Gala.

2020 PAN Award Honoree: Micki Byrnes

Micki is an advocate for education, community building, and the arts

Micki Byrnes serves as President & General Manager of WKYC Media, overseeing all operations of the broadcast station and its digital platforms. She joined Channel 3 in 1997 as Director of Marketing and was named Vice President, Advertising and Promotion in 2000, and Station Manager in 2014.

Micki has won numerous regional Emmy, Telly, and Addy Awards. She was inducted into the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 2013 and was named a 2016 YWCA Woman of Achievement and a 2016 Crain’s Woman of Note. She was also named 2016 General Manager of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable magazine.

Micki and WKYC Studios have been long-time champions of Cleveland Public Theatre. We are thrilled to be recognizing her as our 2020 PAN Award recipient!

Read more about our honoree here.


Mayor Frank G. Jackson


Margaret Bernstein
Tim Clepper
Joe & Nelda DiRocco
Debbie & Mac Donley
Cindy Flynn
Matt Kaulig
Mark Ross


Kristen Baird Adams
Peter Anagnostos
Denise A. Carkhuff
Bill & Judie Caster
Loren & Heidi Chylla
Diane Downing & Tom Corrigan
Judi & Tom Embrescia
Heather & Jeff Ettinger
Trina Evans & Ken Birch
Rob Falls
Lee Friedman & Joe Gogol
Arne F. Goldman
Ira C. Kaplan
Tommy Marzella
Greg McDonald
Philip M. Oliss & Rachel McQuade-Oliss
Jeffery K. Patterson
Sam Pines
Sean Richardson
Shawn M. Riley
Bob & Susan Smith
Randy & Tracey Stephens
Sally & Terry Stewart
Hon. Joan & Roger Synenberg
Michelle Tomallo
Julie C. Tutkovics
Karen A. White
Dr. Marie A. Simon & John Michael Zayac