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!

SAVE A SEAT

COMING SUMMER OF 2018, ALL PARAMOUNT SEATS WILL BE REPLACED

Click the “Save a Seat” tab on the left 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.

 

AMAZON SMILE

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

COMING SUMMER OF 2018, ALL PARAMOUNT SEATS WILL BE REPLACED


“SAVE A SEAT” DONATION

  • $40/month donation for 10 months OR a one-time donation ($400 total)
  • 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

"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 let us know the best time to reach you to process your credit card payment.

GIVING LEVELS 

FRIEND $125-$249
  • Recognition in Playbill for one year
CONTRIBUTOR $250-$499
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year

PREMIERE SOCIETY

SUPPORTING ROLE $500-$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
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
BENEFACTOR $10,000+
  • 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  

IMPACTING THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN… 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!

 

BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP:

  • 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)

SPONSOR A SHOW

Sponsorship opportunities are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sponsor a show, please contact Joel Friend at 630.723.2470 or joelf@paramountarts.com

TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE WITH US

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!

THE TRIP INCLUDES:

  • 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

LET US MAKE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS AND BE YOUR HOST

TRIP DATES

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

FOR MORE DETAILS

Please contact Mandy Stevenson at 630-723-2479 or mandys@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.

 

BENEFACTOR
$10,000 or more

William Ainsworth
Alfred Bersted Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
ComEd Exelon Company
Commonwealth Edison Company
Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
Comptroller State of Illinois
Dan Deufel
Dunham Fund
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Gerald Auto Group
Jonathan & Amber Hylton
Karademas Management Group
Old Second National Bank
PACE
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Mr. Philip Woods

PRODUCER
$5,000 – $9,999

Asbury Gardens
Sikich LLP
Schmitt McDonalds
James & Pamela Wyman

DIRECTOR
$2,500 – $4,999

Alarm Detection Systems
Baum Property Management
Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC
The Ecolab Foundation
Fox Valley Park District
Scott & Jane Glor
Bruce & Linda Grider
Hollywood Casino
Illinois Public Risk Fund
Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan
John & Jean Savage

LEADING ROLE
$1,000 – $2,499

William B. Airey
Shirley Avery
Kathy Balek
Tom & Rose Baranowski
Jim Becker
Terrence & Patricia Blaida
Jay & Suzanne Boryscka
Julie & Bob Bowen
Betty & Don Brownson
Caterpillar Inc.
City of Aurora, Illinois
Ms. Kristen DeLay
Lorraine Dirks
Richard & Ruth Edelman
Lorene Eckberg
Exelon Foundation
Coleen Feece
Craig & Annette Frier
Bruce & Margot Goldsmith
Peter & Susan Grometer
Jack & Diane Hienton
Yvonne Johnson
Janet & Stephen Kenyon
Jean Klingenstein
John Lalka
Cynthia Latimer
Gary & Judy McCann
Vicki McCoy
Doug & Stacey Meyer
Meyer Wealth Advisors
Chris & Erika Miller
Jack & Dee Oberhelman
Jeff & Julie Stokowski
Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local Two
Mark & Pamela Truemper
Frank & Char Voris
Ralph & Linda Voris

SUPPORTING ROLE
$500 – $999

Cathy Anderson
Diane Barrowman
Ruth & Tom Bastian
Angie & V.J. Bellafiore
Ken & Margie Bieber
Paul & Paula Buddy
Chicago Federation of Musicians
City of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor of City Aurora
Lisa Coffey
Nancy Corbett
Rodney Crossland
John & Pam Dalby
Christina Degustino
Janice Davis
Mrs. Rachel Downing
Dr. Lorene Eckberg
Virginia Engler
James & Patricia Feeley
Barry & Gail Finn
Scott & Donna Freymark
Russell & Judy Flores
Lawrence & Pat Frieders
Joe & Susan Fuller
Carol Gomien
Mary Gramley
John & Loretta Gustafson
Ruth Haas
Judy Hawks
Anita Hayward
John Herndon
Paul & Caryl Herwick
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Huberty
Richard & Christina Johnsen
Patrick & Louanne Kelsey
Todd Smith & Louis Kersten
Bill & Laura Klish
Richard & Amanda Kobal
Mr. Terrence Kothe
Cheryl Joyce
Judith Miller
Gina & Zach Moga
Jon & Barbara Morgan
Guy Morice
Carol Pedot
Kathryn Petersen
Janis Potter
Tim & Bridgette Rater
Nancy Peterson
Benjamin & Cheryl Reyes
Terry & Valerie Reynolds
Ross Mechanical Group
Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson
Kathy & Kevin Schulte
Robert Sherry
Brian & Michelle Smith
State Farm Companies Foundation
Chuck Strayve
Jo Ann Suhler Bailey
U.S. Bank Foundation
Lee & Barbara Wilkins
Sharon Waide
Marcelline Wampach
Ewing Wayland
Thomas & Carolyn Wujek
Jerry & Barb Youngren
Mr. Grant Zabielski
Jerry Zakosek

CONTRIBUTOR
$250-$499

Jonathan D. Allsup
Steven & Karen Bazzell
Steve & Anne Beatty
David Belanger
Rick & Susan Bill
Baraba Blom
Rick & Sara Blomquist
Sandra Boves
Jeffry & Pat Butler
Dr. Lori Civello
Joe & Shelly Clayton
Jayne Cooper
Jim Corti
Roberta Dibasilio
Gloria Etnire
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Marilyn Fedorchak
Cheryl Fredricksen
Kris & Charlie Fulton
Bill & Pat Getchius
Peter & Mary Jo Ginter
Charles & Phyllis Goodman
Lynn Gourley
Ted & Wanda Grabow
Tom Greene
Robert Hall
Kim Hansen
Martin & Paula Harmon
Heartland Bank & Trust Company
William Holmes
Mark & Suzanne Hosticka
Rita Hupp
David Jelliff & Julie Resh-Jelliff
Barbara Johnson
Carolyn Kerkla
Katrina Kinzel
William Kundert
Mr. Larry Larson
Guy Lenke
Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer
Kelli Marks
Gary & Joan Mather
Linda McCabe
Terry Medhurst
Midwest Tankermen
Vicki Moore
Candace Moore
Mike & Vicki Morcos
Doreen Muller
Augustine Murin
Trisha Muro
Dave Natchke
Jim & Kathy Navota
Brian & Marianne Nelsen
Janet Neubert
Kevin & Laura O’Brien
Mary O’Connor
Jane Pigatti
Rose Quealy
Kristi Ream-Hoerres
Kenneth & Carol Rojek
John Saddoris
Susan Satterthwaite
Gretchen & Jim Sauer
Gerard & Patricia Stewart
Mike & Amy Tews
Sylvia Salinas
Chris Tunney
Robert Vaughan
Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek
Roger Vernon
Michael & Maryjo Vetter
Marie Watson
United Way
Thomas & Marilyn Weisner
Pamela Wright
Lou Ann & Mike Wukitsch
Dennis Zacek