Guests show their topper style at the 2013 Lookingglass Theatre Madhatter's Ball.

Lookingglass Theatre’s Junior Board has announced the 13th Annual Madhatter’s Ball, “The Madhatter’s Fun House,” held on the third floor of Block 37, 108 N. State Street, on Saturday, June 14. Proceeds from the popular event will support the operation and expansion of Lookingglass' acclaimed education and community programs. which serve thousands of students every year.  

Guests are invited to join the “Mad Fun” and kick-off the summer with the most unique fundraiser of the year. The event will feature a carnival of specialty cocktails, gourmet bites, live entertainment, and an incredible silent auction and raffle. Attendees donned in fun house-inspired hats and costumes are expected to partake in an evening filled with magic, juggling, stilt walkers, painted ladies and more.  

Hosted by Lookingglass artistic associates Lindsey Noel Whiting and Kareem Bandealy, The Madhatter’s Ball will kick off with a VIP reception at 8 p.m., with the ball in full swing from 9 p.m. until Midnight. An after-party will be held at The Underground, 56 W. Illinois Street from Midnight to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 312-337-0665. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Attire is “chic carnival cocktail.” Costumes are optional, but hats are recommended.

Lookingglass Theatre Donning  New Set of Toppers for 2014 Madhatter's Ball