I had faith that the Broadway Series at the Paramount, even with the risks, would have a profound impact on the theatre and Aurora’s downtown for years to come.


– Tim Rater, President  & CEO  

People marvel at how we can continue to produce shows that rival the originals from Broadway and still keep the prices so low.

Truth is: we can’t.

This is where you come in!

We must have the support of the community and our patrons to continue to produce award winning shows. The Paramount is a non-profit organization that belongs to our community- please make a gift today!



Click “Save a Seat” in the menu to learn how you can help replace a seat in the theatre. Got a question about the Save a Seat campaign? Check out our FAQs.



You can also show your support with Amazon Smile. Simply link your account to the Paramount Arts Centre, and .05 percent of all eligible purchases will be donated to us.


Save a Seat



  • $40/month donation for 10 months OR a one-time $400 donation
  • Your donation will be matched by the Dunham Fund, saving another seat!
  • Recognition on a new, highly-visible plaque in the Grand Gallery
  • Gifts can be made in memory of a loved one, in a family name or to honor someone

Got a question about the Save a Seat campaign? Check out our FAQs.

ONE-TIME DONATION: DONATE TODAY *Once you complete the $400 donation online, check your email the next day to submit your plaque wording.

"Save a Seat" Recurring Payment

To set up a recurring payment of $40 a month for 10 months, please fill out this form below. You will be contacted by Mandy Stevenson to process your credit card.
  • Please include the exact text to be printed on the plaque displayed in Paramount's Grand Gallery. Maximum of 75 characters
  • Please let us know the best time to reach you to process your credit card payment.


FRIEND $125-$249
  • Recognition in Playbill for one year
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year


  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
LEADING ROLE $1,000-$2,499
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Dinner
DIRECTOR $2,500-$4,999
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Dinner
  • Invitation for two for Broadway press openings
PRODUCER $5,000-$9,999
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Dinner
  • Invitation for two for Broadway press openings
  • Two complimentary tickets to Season Kick-off Party
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Dinner
  • Invitation for two for Broadway press openings
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Spring Gala

Dreams Do Come True  


The Dreams Do Come True program is funded solely through the generosity of our donors and allows children and families from economically challenged situations to see a live show at the theatre for free.

A donation of $8 sends one underprivileged child to see a live performance at the theatre. Thanks to the Paramount’s dreamers, the Dreams Do Come True program was able to invite over 3,500 children and families to see our Broadway performances last year.

Our sponsors play a crucial role in maintaining the high quality of Paramount productions and preserving the beauty of the theatre itself. We value our sponsors highly and offer a number of benefits in return!



  • BRAND RECOGNITION Logo presence in Paramount Materials
  • BRAND EXPOSURE Logo presence to a wide demographic of Paramount patrons from several regions
  • PRINT ADVERTISING Logo presence on print advertising done for sponsored show
  • FLYERS & POSTCARDS Logo presence on flyers and postcards for sponsored show
  • SPONSOR DISPLAY Logo presence on prominent sponsor display in lobby for one year
  • SIGNAGE Company name included on all visible signage in the lobby for sponsored show
  • ANNOUNCEMENT On-stage acknowledgement prior to sponsored show
  • PREMIERE SOCIETY Prominent Premiere Society signage in lobby for one year
  • INDOOR EXHIBITION SPACE Allows sponsors to have the opportunity to reach and speak to the entire audience
  • TICKETS Complimentary tickets to sponsored shows (number of tickets dependent on level of sponsorship)
  • MEET & GREETS First opportunity for approved Meet and Greet with performer (dependent on availability)


Sponsorship opportunities are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sponsor a show, please contact Michele Bergeron at 630.723.2495 or micheleb@paramountarts.com


Always wanted to see Broadway shows and tour New York City, but you’re not sure where to start?  Then the Paramount Broadway New York trip is just the ticket for you!  Join us as we see three of NY’s hottest Broadway shows, dine at some of the best restaurants in town, and tour the most cultural places NY has to offer.  Be prepared to have your socks blown off as we use our NY connections for some extra special treats!


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations at the beautiful Westin in Times Square
  • Fabulous dinner every night
  • Breakfast with amazing entertainment
  • Broadway Theatre tickets to the hottest shows in town
  • Tours & sightseeing



May 4 – 7, 2018 sold out!
June 8 – 11, 2018
September 21 – 24, 2018


Please contact Beth Sullivan at 630-896-1788 or beths@paramountarts.com.

Don’t wait to reserve your spot; these trips WILL sell out!!

A PORTION OF THE COST OF THE TRIP IS A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION AS PROVIDED BY LAW. The Paramount is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thank you to all of our AMAZING donors!

Last year, more than 1.5 million dollars was given in support of the Paramount’s mission.


$10,000 or more

Alfred Bersted Foundation
Bank of Montgomery
Mike Baum
BMO Harris Bank
ComEd Exelon Company
Dan Deufel
Thomas Fisher
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Dunham Fund
Jonathan & Amber Hylton
Illinois Arts Council
Jake’s Machining & Rebuilding Service
Karademas Management Group
Old Second National Bank
Sarah Richardson
Rush-Copley Medical Center
John & Jean Savage
Estate of Philip Woods

$5,000 – $9,999

William Ainsworth
Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC
Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Bruce & Margot Goldsmith
McDonald’s Corporation
Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan
Peterson Roofing Mt. Prospect
Robert Sherry
James & Pamela Wyman

$2,500 – $4,999

Alarm Detection Systems
Kathy Balek
Baum Property Management
Scott & Jane Glor
Bruce & Linda Grider
Peter & Susan Grometer
Hollywood Casino
Sikich LLP
Mark & Pam Truemper

$1,000 – $2,499

William B. Airey
Rick & Susan Bill
Tom & Rose Baranowski
Terrence & Patricia Blaida
Jay & Suzanne Boryscka
Julie & Bob Bowen
Betty & Don Brownson
Caterpillar Inc.
City of Aurora
Lorraine & Peter Dirks
The Ecolab Foundation
Richard & Ruth Edelman
Exelon Foundation
Penny Falcon
Lawrence & Pat Frieders
Craig & Annette Frier
Therese Gaudio
Ruth Haas
Patricia Hartwig
Richard & Arlene Hawks
Jack & Diane Hienton
Mark & Suzanne Hosticka
David & Julie Resh-Jelliff
Joe Jesensky
Yvonne Johnson
Nick & Elizabeth Johnstone
Dr. Tosca Kekish
Janet & Stephen Kenyon
Jean Klingenstein
Mr. Terence Kothe
Cynthia Latimer
Jill Lavelle
Greg Malnick
Gary & Judy McCann
Vicki McCoy
Meyer Wealth Advisors
Chris & Erika Miller
Gina & Zach Moga
Ron & Marie Olbrysh
Carol Pedot
Terry & Valerie Reynolds
Robert & Murriel Riedesel
Doreen Rick
John & Shirley Roesch
Richard & Judith Rogala
Paul & Susan Schlesinger
Joseph & Lois Schmit
Edward & Sharon Stredde
Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local Two
Pam Tolve
Richard Treonis & Colette Ansley-Treonis
Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek
Ralph & Linda Voris
Jerry & Barb Youngren

$500 – $999

Kellie Abens
Cathy Anderson
Shirley Avery
Val Barnes
Ms. Diane Barrowman
Joni Barry
Ruth & Tom Bastian
Jim Becker
Angie & V.J. Bellafiore
William & Margaret Benoit
Ken & Margie Bieber
Bonnie Bishop
Cathy Boll
Michael Bond
Elizabeth Boomer
John Bosch
Al Brady
Rachel Bridge
Sandra Brummet
Paul & Paula Buddy
Jeffry & Pat Butler
Karen Butz
Annie Cardwell
Mary Anne Castro
Chicago Federation of Musicians
Katy Clemens
The Community Foundation of Will County
Nancy Corbett
Richard & Kitt Cook
Rodney Crossland
John & Pam Dalby
Janice Davis
Marlene Deck
Christina DeGustino
John Diederich
Donald & Elsie Drogosz
Mrs. Rachel Downing
Dr. Lorene Eckberg
Mark Eichelberger
Coleen Feece
James & Patricia Feeley
David Fink
Barry & Gail Finn
Russell & Judy Flores
John Frerich
Scott & Donna Freymark
Deborah Garrison
Phil Gelber
Craig Giblin
Dan & Kim Gier
Mary Gierich
Carol Gomien
Ted & Wanda Grabow
Dr. Mary Gramley
Geraldine Gubik
John & Loretta Gustafson
Martin & Paula Harmon
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Harris
Anita Hayward
Chris & Mary Heineman
John Herndon
Paul & Caryl Herwick
Gary Hill
Wendy Hirsch
HUB International
Carol Hubbard
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Huberty
Kathleen Husarik
Ms. Judith Iverson
Bill & Gail Jindrich
Joanne Kark
Patrick & Luanne Kelsey
Mrs. Diane Kindler
Bill & Laura Klish
Nancy Knutson
Richard & Amanda Kobal
Joan Kramer
Larry Larson
Nancy Lehnert-Cuny
Danielle Maciejewski
John & Marie McEachern
John & Gwen McKee
Michael Meyers
Gary Mickey
Judith Milas
Judith Miller
Gina & Zach Moga
Jon & Barbara Morgan
Guy Morice
Karen Murphy
Jim & Kathy Navota
Nancy Peterson
Joe & Golnar Phillips
Jason, Andrea & Annabelle Pikscher
Janis Potter
Tim & Bridgette Rater
Kristi Ream-Hoerres
Benjamin & Cheryl Reyes
Kathy Ritter-Stephans
Daniel Ryan
Bill & Sharron Sailor
Charles Salisbury
Laurie & Rick Sauer
Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson
Edward & Brenda Schindlbeck
Laurie Schnell
Linda Schubel
Kathy & Kevin Schulte
James Schuster
Annette Shoemaker
Caroline & Ed Sieben
Brian & Michelle Smith
Thomas Stark
State Farm Companies Foundation
Julie & Jeff Stokowski
Chuck & Kathy Strayve
Tim Tunt
Michael & Maryjo Vetter
Frank & Char Voris
Sharon Waide
Marcelline Wampach
Ewing Wayland
Ann West
Lee & Barbara Wilkins
Thomas & Carolyn Wujek
Lou Ann & Mike Wukitsch
Grant Zabielski
Jerry Zakosek
Shelly Zielinski
Rita and Robert Zuponeck


Jonathan D. Allsup
Dr. James Aman
Katie & Chris Arko
Janice Arvin
Dennis Banschbach
Anne Barrett
Steven & Karen Bazzell
David Belanger
James & Susan Bergeron
Delores Biegun
Don Bonet
Joann Brehm
Sandi Brinlee
Richard Browning
Amy Buckley
Al Butkus
Rebecca Calkins
Kalynn Carlson
Wendy Carlson
Donna Catlett
Kevin Chilelli
Diane Christian
Kathy Clolinger
Kristal Correa
Jim Corti
Sherry Cosentine
David Cox
Dawn Cozzoni
Diane Crawshaw
Elizabeth Cress
Rodney Crossland
In Memory of Mary Czaplak
Anastasia Daleiden
Monika Darfler
Gunnar Davis
Karen DeAngelis
Brenda DeGeer
Susan Degnan
Roberta Dibasilio
Anne Dickinson
James & Barbara Doty
Arthur & Shirley Drummond
Marianne Duitsman
Gregg Duncan
Jennifer Dutton
Beth Ebervein
Kathleen Embry
Janet Essex
Kochman Family
Marcia Farley
A. D. Farrugia
Mary Feay
Norbert Feltes
Marilyn Fedorchak
Cheryl Fernandes
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Lawrence Flinn
Richard Forand
Carol Ford
Marilyn Franck
Mary Frazer
Cheryl Fredricksen
Lois Freiheit
Joe & Susan Fuller
Kris & Charlie Fulton
Barb & Thomas Gacic
Lynn Gaeckle
Jo Gengler
Bill & Pat Getchius
Mary Gibson
Chuck Gilmore
Peter & Mary Jo Ginter
Annette Golz
Jan Graefen
Doug Green
Lynn Gourley
Tom Greene
Robert Hack
Darryl Haefner
Robert Hall
David Harding
Jean Hawkinson
Kim Hansen
Linda Healy
Heartland Bank & Trust Company
Lorraine Herr
Betty Hettinger
Susan Hinderman
Connie Hodson
Pat Holman
Hunter’s Ridge Theatre Group
Rita Hupp
Ms. Karen Hutt
Sharon Jacobs
David James
Edward Jeszka
Steve Johnson
Dennis Johnson
Darrell Jordan
Dr. Stephen Jurgia
Barbara Juster Shore
Carolyn Kerkla
Todd Smith & Louis Kersten
Sandra King
Katrina Kinzel
Alex Klang
Sandy Knutson-Grebner
Debra Kogelman
Linda Kozoman
Phyllis Kramer
Ruth Kramp
Rebecca Krause
Jake Krippelz
Barbara Krug
Bruce Kuehl
Joanna Kulevich
David Lange
Annette Laughlin
Christopher Laurent
Theresa Laurenti
Stella Lawrence
Gregory Layne
Guy Lenke
Connie Leturno
Francis Lucente
Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer
George Malina
Kelli Marks
Lloyd Marlar
Greg Marone
Dr. Bill & Mrs. Mary Marzano
Kathleen & Mike McCabe
Doug Meagher
Linda McCabe
Terry Medhurst
Vimala Menon
Mr. Dain Meyer
Mark Miller
Tom Miller
Mike & Vicki Morcos
Wally & Sue Mundy
Augustine Murin
Trisha Muro
Dave Natchke
Brian & Marianne Nelsen
Robert Nelson
Kathy Neuman
Thomas & Carol Noffsinger
Kevin & Laura O’Brien
Mary O’Connor
Kevin O’Neill
Mary Clark Ormond
Lori Palmer
Bonnie Pasbrig
John Perkins
Marilee Pfaffinger
Jennifer Pierce
Kathleen Ploger
Amy Plummer
Regina Pohlschmidt
Suzanne Potter
Keith Pretet
Jim Pritchard
Jerry Provance
Erin Pydlek
Rose Quealy
Sharon Rahr
Bradley Rausa
Lissa Richey
Eric Robben
Kelly Roberts
Kenneth & Carol Rojek
Barbara Ross
Linda Rossi
John Roth
John Saddoris
Sylvia Salinas
Susan Satterthwaite
Cathryn Sawallisch
Katherine Schaffer
Steven Schaming
Jeff Schindlbeck
Arthur Schmitz
Martha Schwab
Connie Scott
Brock & Ruth Ann Seney
Jean Sheldon
Randy Sidio
Todd Smith
Scott Soderquist
Steve & Janet Solarz
Mary Sparks
Christopher Sparks
Lawrence Stone & Margaret Jongleux
Mike & Amy Tews
Rev. Arlyn & Jeanne Tolzmann
Clarice Toynton
Chris Tunney
Brenda Van Wyhe
Robert Vaughan
Roger Vernon
Donita L. Vester
Maria Walther
Marie Watson
Joseph Weiler
Thomas & Marilyn Weisner
Leslie Weiss
Linda Weiss
Regina Wiel
Diane Wilkens
Lee & Barbara Wilkins
Joseph Winkle
Neal Woessner
Dave Wooten
Katy Wozniak
Pamela Wright
In Memomry of Corrine Yohnk
Dennis Zacek
Shirley Zemansky
Jane Zimmerman
Marjorie Zimmerman