Support Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!


Chocolate Crush 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 6:30pm
Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor

Chocolate Chip Tickets – $60/person ($35 tax deductible)
Chocolate Bar Tickets – $125/person ($100 tax deductible)

Chocolate Crush is our signature fundraising event that attracts over 150 arts enthusiasts who enjoy fine chocolate, savory appetizers, wine and beer from local purveyors, music by the Royal Garden Trio, and live and silent auctions. This event provides critical support for our groundbreaking audience accessibility, scholarship, and outreach programs.   Purchase your tickets today here.

As a Chocolate Crush Sponsor, you will join others committed to supporting the arts and the role Wild Swan plays in building community, stimulating the local economy, and spreading happiness and joy.  For more information about sponsorships please contact Dorothy Ebersole at or 734-995-0530.

We thank the following individuals and businesses who have committed to supporting Wild Swan Theater’s 2015 Chocolate Crush :

Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Ann Arbor Pediatric Dentistry
Ann Arbor State Bank
Dr. Douglas and Lynda Hock
Joy Johnsen and Carol Romej
Charlene Reardon and Denise Gonzalez
River Crest Catering
Michele and Nino Tocco
Telemus Capital

Abracadabra Jewelers
Allergy and Immunology Associates of Ann Arbor
Mary Bakhaus
Kerrytown Shops & Market
TMC Furniture
Dr. Rosalie Tocco-Bradley

Bennett Optometry
Dorothy Ebersole and Bill Everin
Lynn Fiorentino and David Yates
Hylant                                                                                                                                                          MB Financial Bank
Emily and Scott Meinke
Phillip and Ayumi Miller
Northstar Bank
Sue Ellen Small
Thayer-Innes Insurance Agency

AG Chocolates
Jefferson Market & Cakery
Mindo Chocolate Makers
Sweet Gem Confections
Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory                                                                                                     Zingerman’s Deli

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, we are delighted to offer a tantalizing array of experiences, goods, and services that makes supporting and contributing to our cause even more fun!
An Unforgettable Detroit Red Wings Experience for Four–Attend a Detroit Red Wings practice, sit right behind the player’s bench for an up-close look at your favorite players, enjoy a tour of the locker room, and receive an autographed Henrik Zetterberg photo and puck!
 Traverse City Getaway for Six!—Revel inyour own private wine tasting and tour for six in the vineyards and cellar of the extraordinary 2 Lads Winery.  Overnight stay for 6 in three King Suites at Cambria Suites, Traverse City.
 The Ultimate Zingerman’s Experience—Delight in all things Zing with this impressive and enticing collection of experiences and products:
*Certificate for 2 people to take a 4-hour Bake! Class
*Certificate for 12 Zingerman’s Creamery Cheeses/ Gelato Drums
*5 12 oz. packages of Zingerman’s coffee
*Certificate for dinner at the Roadhouse for 2
*Certificate for a meal at the Deli for 2
*One of each of Ari Weinzweig’s books in Lapsed Anarchist’s Guide
 An Excellent Adventure for Six to the Home of Inspired Brewing–Let Select RideAnn Arbor Limo transport you to Bell’s Brewery for aVIP behind-the-scenes tour of their production facility in Galesburg and a beer tasting session.  Then travel to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo for appetizers and a first round, plus a tour of the facilities.
Four tickets to UM Wolverines vs. BYU, Gourmet Tailgate, and Parking Pass–
Enjoy this match-up between the BYU Cougars and the UM Wolverines.  Before the game starts, feast on a gourmet tailgate lunch with other UM fans right outside the Big House. 
Sandhill Crane Vineyards Tasting and Tour for Four–
Ride in style with Golden Limo toSandhill Crane Vineyards. Savor delicious appetizers with award winning wines from local grapes handcrafted with love and care!
Great foodie and entertainment experiences in and near Ann Arbor--
Logan, Raven’s Club, Pacific Rim, Common Grill, Cardamom, Whole Foods, Al Dente Pasta, Durham’s Tracklements and Smokery, University Musical Society, Michigan Theater, Purple Rose, Performance Network, The Ark, and more!
Fun children and family experiences
including: membership and rides package from The Henry Ford, membership to the Toledo Zoo, passes to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum,  ziplining experience at Adventure Park, birthday party package at Leslie Science and Nature Center, stage combat classes by Ring of Steel, Park Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World, etc.
Beautiful art and jewelry
from Abracadabra Jewelry, Abigail Murray, Chris Bragg, Ruth Taubman, Christine Crowner, 16 Hands Gallery, Found, to name a few!


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We are grateful to the following talented musicians, performers, and storytellers:

      • Hilary Cohen
      • Kitty Donohoe
      • Gemini with Emily Slomovits
      • Michelle Trame Lanzi
      • David Mosher
      • Laura Pershin Raynor
      • Peter Madcat Ruth
      • Sandy Ryder

American Sign Language interpreting was provided by Synergy on Stage. Thanks to the over 200 party goers who celebrated our 35th with us!



On behalf of the entire Wild Swan Theater family, please accept our thanks for your participation in Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Give Local Ann Arbor Area Day on May 6, 2014.   Thanks to the generosity of AAACF and 149 individual donors, Wild Swan raised $28,437 in one day!  We could not be more thrilled or grateful to the AAACF and to friends like you.  Thank you!