Disclosure: I am on the board of PlayhouseSquare Partners, the organization hosting Jump Back Ball, and am also a Jump Back blogger who will receive one ticket to the event. However, I enjoy this event so much that I would and have blogged about it regardless.
With Halloween on Thursday, everywhere I turn I see costumes. Although my holiday plans this year may not include masquerading, I’ve been busy planning an outfit for another event: PlayhouseSquare’s Jump Back Ball on February 22.
This year’s theme is Jump Back Ball 0023: Shaken Not Stirred, and last month’s trip to the James Bond Villains exhibit at the International Spy Museum helped inspire Scott and me.
However, before we can put the finishing touches on our costumes, we need to get our tickets to Jump Back Ball — and so do you!
Tickets for last year’s Jump Back Ball sold out only one month after they went on sale. On the one hand, that’s fantastic for the event, which raises money for PlayhouseSquare; Partners has raised more than $2.5 million for the theatre district since 1991. On the other hand, it means your window for purchasing tickets is getting smaller and smaller.
Why should you attend Jump Back Ball? I think of it less as attending, and more of experiencing.
Yes, the dinner, open bars, and 2 bands make it worth the ticket price. However, there’s also the fact that you get to dance the evening away on the State Theatre stage, have fun playing games throughout the theatre, and take in the beautiful – and crazy – costumes some guests wear. Or dress up in costume yourself if tuxes and dresses aren’t your thing.
If you’ve never been, here’s my recap and photos from last year’s Jump Back 2 Spaces.
You can guarantee yourself a pair of tickets to this year’s Jump Back Ball by attending the Ticket Kickoff Party on Thursday, November 7.
This year’s kickoff party will take place from 6 until 7pm at Cibreo Privado (1438 Euclid Ave., downtown Cleveland). PlayhouseSquare Partners can get their tickets early at 5:30.
Why Should You Go to This Year’s Jump Back Ball Kickoff?
#1 Save the most money on your Jump Back Ball ticket: Tickets will be their cheapest at the kickoff. General admission costs $150 for non-Partners and $200 for the VIP party sponsored by Dante. General admission prices will increase the next day by $15, plus a $3 per-ticket handling fee.
#2 Enjoy free appetizers and drink specials.
#3 See the brand-new Cibreo Privado. Cibreo has transformed the old E14th Street Theatre into a beautiful private dining and event room.
#4 Purchase a ticket and be entered to win free drinks, PlayhouseSquare loge tickets, free VIP party upgrades, a stay at the Wyndham the night of Jump Back, and more!
#5 The first 250 people to purchase tickets will also get a free long sleeve t-shirt that says “Will You be Shaken or Stirred?”
Save Even More: Join Partners and Jump Back Ball tickets cost only $115, an even bigger savings than in years past. Also new this year for Partners is an exclusive half-hour presale from 5:30-6pm and a Partners-only line to purchase tickets. That makes the 100% tax-deductible membership worth it to me every year (along with the other benefits of being a Partner like early ticketing, special event discounts and the knowledge that I’m helping PlayhouseSquare).
However, if you have any questions about Partners membership or Jump Back Ball, feel free to shoot me an email at clueintocleveland (at) gmail or stop by the ticket kickoff and ask me. I love talking about both.
See you next Thursday, Mr. Bond!