Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents Pandemonium 2019-CPT's annual benefit and theatrical spectacular-on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 7:00pm through midnight. The Pandemonium 2019 theme is "Alchemy."

Guests enjoy complimentary valet, drinks, and delicious food from some of Cleveland's top chefs, alongside breathtaking entertainment in every corner of CPT's campus. Pandemonium is a uniquely immersive "choose-your-own-adventure" style event, featuring nearly 300 Northeast Ohio artists premiering over 50 original works and musical acts on 20 different stages and in unexpected places. The Pandemonium 2019 lineup includes bands, DJs, contemporary dance, short plays, comedy, cabaret performances, and more.

A short video trailer of last year's Pandemonium event is available here.

This year, CPT honors Mark Ross (Managing Partner for PwC in Northeast Ohio) with the 2019 PAN Award, recognizing his and PwC's strong advocacy for education, diversity & inclusion, economic development, and the arts.

Tickets are available online at www.cptonline.org or by calling (216) 631-2727 ext. 501. Proceeds support CPT's groundbreaking artistic work and life-changing education programs.

Pandemonium 2019 performers (list subject to change)

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, 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 Performances by 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 Inda Blatch-Geib Designs, Lydia Chanenka, Aaron Benson*, and more
*Cleveland Public Theatre 2019/2020 Premiere Fellow

Pandemonium 2019 Celebrity Chefs

Celebrity chefs will be cooking live, including: Astoria Café & Market, 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.

About the 2019 Pan Award Honoree: Mark Ross

Mark Ross is the Managing Partner for PwC in Northeast Ohio. He began his career with PwC in Cleveland as an audit associate in 1987 after graduation from Miami University. Mark transferred into the Firm's Transaction Services (TS) practice to focus on M&A Advisory services where he was promoted to Senior Manager and ultimately Partner in 1999. While working for PwC, Mark earned an MBA from the Manchester Business School in the UK and then spent five years as the leader of the Florida TS practice located in Miami. Prior to returning to Cleveland, Mark led the TS West Region practice for four years in San Francisco, responsible for territories from Texas to the West Coast. In addition to leading significant acquisition and divestiture due diligence engagements for clients throughout his career, Mark also had the opportunity to lead the learning and development efforts for the TS practice which included the creation and execution of large scale conferences and other important continuing education programs.

Mark relocated back home to Cleveland in 2015 to become the Managing Partner of PwC's Cleveland office. In this role, Mark is responsible to lead, promote teaming, and drive growth across the market, as well as to manage several significant local client relationships. He is also a member of the Firm's Extended Leadership Team. Externally, Mark is charged with being the face of the Firm in the market, business community, and civic affairs.

Mark is actively engaged in several civic organizations in the Cleveland area and serves on a number of boards that align with his passions and priorities. Currently, Mark serves as the Board Chair for College Now of Greater Cleveland during this critical time for education in our community. Mark is a board member of Playhouse Square where he chairs the Community Engagement and Education Committee. Mark also serves on the Board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership where he helps lead current initiatives around innovation in Northeast Ohio. Enhancing our community's efforts around diversity & inclusion is one of Mark's priorities and he is a board member of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio as well as the Commission on Economic Inclusion. Finally, Mark serves on the Board of Hospice of the Western Reserve and as an active Steering Committee member for VeloSano, the Cleveland Clinic's ride for cancer research. Mark is a member of the The 50 Club of Cleveland and was in the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2016.

Mark is a runner, cycler, an active social media contributor, and a proud resident, and neighbor to CPT, in Cleveland's west side Edgewater neighborhood.

Take a look-Mark has been blogging about his Pandemonium journey over the summer. You can check out his posts reflecting on his commitment to diversity and inclusion, education, health care, and the arts, and how the work of CPT embodies those values, by clicking here.

Photo by Steve Wagner

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