Friends of Actors’ Theatre,
We have some very thrilling news to share with you!
As we hope you know, Actors’ Theatre was recently presented with an outstanding challenge from several donors who are willing to match your donations. Our original goal was $15,000 – $4,000 by the close of 4000 Miles,our opening show, and another $11,000 by the time Chess, our second show, opens December 4. We are excited to inform you that after 1 month of starting this campaign, just over $10,000 has already been raised thanks to generous support from friends like you!
What now? We need another $5,000 so that we can receive the full donation match. We are confident that if we raise this amount soon, another donation match will be offered by the time Chess opens.
Please help us keep this momentum going!
Actors’ Theatre has been a proud producer of high-quality entertaining, innovative, challenging, and thought-provoking theatre in Grand Rapids for over 33 years. Consider donating as part of this great opportunity to make your money go farther dollar-for-dollar.
On-line: click here
By phone: 616.234.3968
By Mail: Actors’ Theatre, 160 Fountain St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
ACTORS’ THEATRE NEEDS YOUR HELP! CAN YOU HELP US RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?
With the approach of our 34th Season as well as our first-ever participation in Art Prize, Actors’ Theatre has been given a wonderful opportunity to achieve something that we have been working so hard to reach – financial independence. Several of our long-time donors have offered a challenge that will help us pay off our debt as well as make us eligible for other sources of income, including grants and contributions from foundations. Achieving such independence will also allow us to put the majority of our resources into shows for which Actors’ Theatre has long been known – those that are entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking – as well as to reach new audiences and explore new opportunities.
The challenge: these long-time donors have pledged a minimum of $15,000 if we can match this amount. Our first goal is to reach $4000 by the close of our first show, 4000 Miles, on October 11. From there we are hoping to “checkmate” our challenge by raising, at a minimum, an additional $11,000 by the opening of Chesson December 4. With the help of both our long-time supporters as well as new donors, we are confident we will meet the challenge. Make your contribution at our website; by sending it to our office at 143 Bostwick Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; or by calling our office at 616-234-3968.
In the recent 2014 Grand Awards announcement, all three plays from last season were nominated as “Outstanding,” with eleven total nominations for Actors’ Theatre. We anticipate more nominations when the Grand Awards committee announces their selections for musicals. This continues the pattern of Actors’ Theatre being recognized for its long tradition of bringing quality theater to West Michigan.
Won’t you help us rise to “the challenge” so we can continue our tradition as well as explore new opportunities?
The Board of Actors’ Theatre
Enjoy Dinner and a Show: Dinner At the Historic Cherie Inn & Don’t Dress For Dinner
Friday June 13, 2014
~seating for dinner starts at 5:30 pm
Balsamic marinated fresh asparagus with Brie cheese and mixed greens
A combination plate of Chicken Cordon Bleu with Bayonne ham and Gruyére cheese and a 2 ounce Beef Tenderloin topped with a burgundy wine sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable.
French silk cheesecake with fresh black berries
Price includes three course dinner and beverage as well as two tickets to Friday June 13 evening’s show @ 7:30 pm (includes tax, but not gratuity)
Circle Theatre Season Ticket holders $70
General Admission $110
…..no coupons, groupons or discounts for this special event
**For reservations please contact the Circle Theatre Box Office, call us at (616) 456-6656 or order online at circletheatre.org
Circle Theatre is presently requesting donations through indiegogo to kick off their Summer Concert Series. Here’s some information from the site:
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
This annual Circle Celebrates Kick Off is what puts our summer season into motion. Circle Celebrates is really our annual fundraiser that allows us to bring you extraordinary theatre that you will have a chance to see during the rest of the season. The more we can raise during this concert experience, the better our product will be all season long. We are asking you to help us cover the cost of this concert so we can put all revenue from it into bringing you quality entertainment all season long.
For more information visit: http://circletheatre.org/special-events/circle-celebrates-stephen-schwartz.html
What We Need & What You Get
- We are asking you for $4950 to cover the cost of lighting, sound, projections, musician fees, director fees, and audience hospitality.
- Depending on your contribution, perks will include: A free ticket to the event, 2014 summer concert tickets, 2014 Main Stage summer flex passes, a Circle Theatre t-shirt, and a backstage tour of the theatre! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your shirt details. See the perks section for more information.
Go over to indiegogo now and donate now! (There is a lot more information on the site about donation perks on the site.)