Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy

September 07, 2019
7:00–midnight, Cleveland Public Theatre campus

Cleveland Public Theatre’s annual fundraising extravaganza transforms the CPT campus into a labyrinth of theatre, dance, visual, and performance art in every corner.

Tickets are all-inclusive, featuring fabulous local food, free valet, and complimentary drinks served all night long. A feast for the eyes, mind, appetite, and imagination—proceeds benefit CPT’s groundbreaking artistic work and life-changing education programs.

$165, $95 is tax deductible.


CPT celebrates the artist within us all:
Taste the elixir of life… and shine like gold!

CPT’s education programs empower youth and adults to seek their inner magic
Creating extraordinary and enchanting performances for the community.

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



Dance Performances by Verb Ballets, Inlet Dance Theatre, Wind and Sand Dance Company, Suga Shack Girls Entertainment, Ballet Legato, and Double-Edge Dance Live Music Performances by Kyle Kidd, Pureplex DJs featuring Neil Chastain & A-Live, By Light We Loom, David Loy & the Ramrods, Church of Starry Wisdom, ContempOpera Cleveland, Duo Decibel System, The Prom Queens, The Keys Jazz Trio, Global Connections, and more Original Theatrical Work by Raymond Bobgan & Cleveland CORE Ensemble, David Hansen, Carrie Williams, Pinch & Squeal’s WIZBANG!, Jimmie Woody*, The Dark Room featuring plays by David L. Munnell & John Busser, Renee Schilling Bertin, Les Hunter*, Sally Groth, Elaine Hullihen, Sheffia Randall Dooley*, Christopher Johnston, Andrew Aaron Valdez*, Julia Fisher with Victoria McBride & Rachel Drotar, and many more Additional Performancesby Mark Zust, Denis Michael Griesmer, Chris Seibert, Erin Dolan, Emily Liptow & Akane Little, Michael Prosen, RA Washington, Justin Simons & Amy Bennett, The Cleveland Museum of Art – Community Arts, and others Visual Art Installation & Multimedia by Inda Blatch-Geib Designs, Lydia Chanenka, Aaron Benson*, and more

*Cleveland Public Theatre 2019/2020 Premiere Fellow


Celebrity chefs will be cooking live, including: Astoria Café & Market, Lindey’s Lake House, Luxe Kitchen and Lounge, Ninja City Kitchen and Bar, The Root Café, Saigon Food Service and Catering, West Side Market Café, and XYZ The Tavern.


In general, please plan plenty of time for travel. As parking space is limited, we encourage you to take advantage of the complimentary valet parking beginning at 6:30pm.

Want to skip the valet line? Thanks to our friends at Lyft, you can ride to and from Pandemonium at a discounted rate! There will be a drop-off location at the eastern end of our campus on Detroit Ave. Use discount code NEWLYFTIE19 for $5 off two rides (if you’re new to Lyft), or PANDEMONIUM19 for 20% off two rides.

Check out the Video of Pandemonium 2018: Labyrinth of Desire

Video produced by Ted Sikora.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video from Pandemonium 2018: Labyrinth of Desire

2019 PAN Award Honoree: Mark Ross

Mark is a strong advocate for education, diversity & inclusion, economic development, and the arts

Mark Ross is the Managing Partner for PwC in Northeast Ohio.

Mark is actively engaged in several civic organizations in the Cleveland area, including: College Now of Greater Cleveland, Playhouse Square, Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the Commission on Economic Inclusion, Hospice of the Western Reserve, and VeloSano.

Keep an eye out—Mark will be blogging about his Pandemonium journey over the coming months. You can check out his first post reflecting on his commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how the work of CPT embodies those values, by clicking here.

And to read Mark’s latest blog posts about our shared commitment to education and healthcare, click here and here.

CPT is pleased to honor Mark with the 2019 PAN Award, recognizing all the accomplishments he and PwC have achieved in our Greater Cleveland community.

Read more about our honoree here.


CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan and longtime CPT artist, friend, and 2019/2020 Premiere Fellow Sheffia Randall Dooley were on WKYC’s Live on Lakeside, conjuring magical moments and enchanting images of what’s to come at the Party of the Year… Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy!

Click here or on the image to watch the video.

Pandemonium 2019 Sponsorships Available
Contact Interim Development Director Colleen McCaughey
216-631-2727 ext 214 or

Click here to view sponsors of Pandemonium 2019.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here or on the thumbnail above to view Sponsorship Opportunities for Pandemonium 2019.


The deadline to apply is June 10. Click here for more information.


Honorary Chair

Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Amy Brady
Rick Chiricosta
Michele Connell
Dr. Alex Johnson
Robert J. Klonk
Hugh McKay
Colleen O’Neil
Sean Richardson
Joe Roman
Andrew & Randy Watterson

Host Committee

Teri Agosta
Peter Anagnostos
Rita Andolsen
Kristen Baird Adams
Suzanne & Akram Boutros
Bill & Judie Caster
Joseph Compton
Marianne Crosley
Paul Dolan
Debbie & Mac Donley
Diane Downing & Tom Corrigan
Rob Durham
Trina Evans & Ken Birch
Lee Friedman & Joe Gogol
Arne F. Goldman
David & Rebecca Heller
Andrea Hogben
Marty Kanan
Hon. Kerry McCormack & Ed Stockhausen
Laura Mimura
Robyn Minter Smyers
Pat & Chuck Mintz
Philip M. Oliss & Rachel McQuade-Oliss
Jeffery K. Patterson
Jan Roller
Natalie & Chris Ronayne
Sally & Terry Stewart
Michelle Tomallo
Matthew David Wallace
Matthew Wilhelm
Dr. Marie A. Simon & John Michael Zayac
Brian Zimmerman
Hon. Matthew & Michelle Zone

Pandemonium in American Theatre magazine: “How to Stage a Must-Go Gala”

“We don’t call Pandemonium a gala, because it’s not one. We just don’t think of it like that. It is just a great way to show off our artists and our artistry to a wide swath of the community who might not be theatregoers, but who believe in our impact and love a great party.”

-Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director

Click here or on the thumbnail to read “How to Stage a Must-Go Gala: Dos and don’ts for making your annual fundraising bash rewarding, in all senses” in American Theatre magazine.