Gazette Rewards drawing gives winners VIP night at Theatre Cedar Rapids

Susan and Renee Vavroch
Susan and Renee Vavroch

Winners of a Gazette Rewards drawing enjoyed a VIP Night at Theatre Cedar Rapids (TCR) last Friday.

After a private pre-show reception, guests saw a performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” courtesy of The Gazette and TCR.


Thirty Gazette Rewards members were drawn from more than 400 entries. The lucky members were invited to bring a guest to TCR for a backstage tour, private catered reception in the Linge Lounge and reserved seating for a performance of The Diary of Anne Frank.


“TCR is thrilled to partner with the Gazette, and enjoyed welcoming Gazette Rewards members to the Linge Lounge for their exclusive reception followed by "The Diary of Anne Frank," said Katie Hallman, executive director of TCR.


Guests mingled in the Linge Lounge and enjoyed the catered reception with food courtesy of New Pioneer Co-Op. Gazette staff members had the chance to spend time with Gazette Rewards members before the show.


Despite an ominous weather forecast, the turnout was great and everyone had a wonderful time. Mother Nature even cooperated and held back the snow until after the event was over.

All Gazette subscribers are eligible to sign up for Gazette Rewards and enter various drawings for unique VIP experiences, free passes, and discounts to local events. (

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