The 2nd Act Players could not mount the stage productions they do without the amazing support of our sponsors. We highly recommend them, please patronize them and mention you saw their ads here and in our show programs. Click on their links below to find out more about them.

2017 Sponsors

The Main at 847 Chicago is in the middle of all that makes Evanston a special place to live. The lakefront parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and an award-winning school district are all yours to explore. Experience private balconies, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, premium quartz countertops, an in-unit washer and dryer, Fiber internet and more. With the Metra and El across the street, The Main is a perfect location for everyone. Find your own corner of Evanston here at The Main where quality, community, and easy living combine to offer you the ideal luxury apartment community.

Wags on Willow
in Northfield is the Best in Show, offering a unique spa experience for that special member of your family whether it has paws or it purrs. Stylists here are tops in their field, the boutique features gourmet quality foods and our pet supplies the finest available. We strive to send you home with a healthy, happy, and well-groomed companion. Founded by Mary Bowler and her beloved pug, Sushi five years ago, Wags mission is to deliver a premier pet salon experience focusing on quality customer service and personalized attention.

Duo Consulting in Chicago creates websites with the functionality you need and experience your visitors expect. It focuses on Drupal for web development services because of its open source architecture and well-documented API. Duo has always been value driven. Its core values outline how it and your business can work together.


Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, and owned by BMO Financial Group since 1984, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial and affluent customers. BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. It’s Central Street branch serves the financial needs of northwest Evanston.

Our 2016-2017 Season Sponsors

Although it may appear that the Bradley Investment Center is new on Evanston’s Central Street, Dale Bradley has been serving investor’s needs for more than 25 years in beautiful northwest Evanston. Very simply, we are independent financial advisors.
We focus on individual investors and specialize in helping to build wealth for retirement, income during retirement, and college savings for your children and grandchildren. Dale’s office manager, Sue Combs, and he have a combined 60-plus years of experience in the financial services industry. Unlike far too many of the large national firms, we as independent professional advisors can offer you a personalized financial strategy, not a generic boiler plate investment program.

As a community owned and operated bank, First Bank & Trust is focused on offering comprehensive financial products, online and mobile banking and highly-personalized service at competitive rates to individuals, owner-operated businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Chicagoland area. Its experienced bankers act as trusted financial service advisers to all of it customers – both individuals and businesses. Our priority is to create long-lasting and durable relationships.

Duxler Complete Auto Care, with locations in Evanston, Wilmette and Northbrook employs a large staff of knowledgeable and friendly service advisors and technicians. No matter what you drive – an import or domestic, car, truck, SUV, or van, we have the highly trained staff and modern diagnostic tools needed to repair your vehicle right the first time, and on time. Duxler technicians and service advisors have a combined total of 385 years of Duxler Complete Auto Care experience, all with your satisfaction in mind.



Creative Coworking in downtown Evanston is a members-only workspace for creative professionals, graduate students, and entrepreneurs. There, you will find a quiet, comfortable workspace with a sense of community. The office has quiet zones and collaboration zones, so you can find a place that best suits your work mode. Members can reserve one of our two conference rooms for small group discussions, client meetings, or teleconferencing. The whole office space is available to members for larger events, as well. All large events must be coordinated with the management.

Jerry Alt of ALT Imagery in Evanston is a commercial, fine art and portrait photographer, with works sold and published in various media and to private buyers. He pays attention to constantly improving his craft which includes studio, headshot, commercial, wedding and event photography. Jerry is the official photographer of the 2nd Act Players.

Dr. Nolan Chun, DDS, at Evanston Dental in downtown Evanston has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer, by keeping himself and his staff informed on the latest advances and available techniques. Dr. Chun’s top priorities are patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Chun is the personal dentists of 2nd Act cofounder John Frank.

Zach Grabowski at Wells Fargo advisors offers you a wide range of services, from helping you select individual investments to developing a retirement plan. With access to a broad array of company resources — including research analysts and economic and market experts — he can help you make informed investment decisions based on your specific needs. Zach is a personal financial advisor to 2nd Act Players’ cofounder John Frank.


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