Backdrop for opening scene of 30th Annual Nutcracker
As Peoria Ballet begins rehearsals for our 30th production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, we are reaching out to the community to help us fund the purchase of a new backdrop. Production costs continue to rise and the rental cost of our opening backdrop is now more than $700 annually. We own or have made most of our other set pieces and backdrops and we need your help to purchase a new one that will become a permanent part of the production. We are reaching out to everyone who loves dance, or who has made the Nutcracker (ours or one in your own home town) a part of their holiday tradition. If you have ever danced with us as a guest or a student, we want to hear from you. If you know a dancer here and can't be here to watch them, then show your support for the art they love by making a pledge. If we meet our goal, we can have a new backdrop hand painted in time for the 2012 performance on December 8th and 9th. Remember if we don't meet our goal by November 2, you won't be charged. If we exceed the goal, all proceeds will be used for the production, costumes, or other set pieces. All donors of $25 or more will be memorialized on the reverse side of the backdrop so all future dancers with Peoria Ballet will be reminded just before they go on stage of the support this community has shown us through 30 years of Nutcrackers and 47 years in Peoria. Please make your pledge today.
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One potential risk is the deadline for completing the project is very close. The manufacturer needs up to 4 weeks to create the backdrop and our performance is scheduled for 5 weeks from the end of the fundraising campaign. We plan to keep a daily watch on the campaign and if it appears we are likely to make the goal, we'll contact the manufacturer. If we cannot get the backdrop completed in time we will work with the manufacturer to see if they will allow us to use the previously rented backdrop for this year at little or no cost while they make the new one. The other challenge we face will be getting the names of our donors painted/printed on the back before the performance as this will be done by our volunteers. We have a huge family at the ballet and more than 100 faithful volunteers who we hope will help us overcome any of the challenges.
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Oct 11, 2012 - Nov 2, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Soldier Donors: Our sincere appreciation in an emailed Thank You card featuring a photo of the 2012 Dream Clara & The Nutcracker, along with a shout out on our Peoria Ballet Facebook page. Recognition as a Soldier Donor in our program and on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Bon Bon Donors: Our sincere appreciation in an emailed Thank You card featuring a photo of the 2012 Dream Clara & The Nutcracker, along with a shout out on our Peoria Ballet Facebook page. Bon Bon donors will also have their name printed permanently on the backside of the backdrop as a Bon Bon Donor. For many years all the dancers will get to see the donors' names before going on stage. You'll also receive recognition as a Bon Bon donor in the Nutcracker program and on the Peoria Ballet website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Marzipan Donors: Our email thank you card along with an emailed photo of cast members on-stage with the backdrop, and a signed photo, mailed to your home, of the 2012 Professional Guest Dancers in their roles as the SugarPlum Fairy and her Cavalier. Your name printed permanently on the backside of the backdrop. Recognition as a Marzipan Donor in the Nutcracker program and on the Peoria Ballet website.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $100 or more
Snow Queen Donors: Recognition as a Snow Queen donor on the backdrop, program and Peoria Ballet website. Our emailed thank you card along with an emailed photo of cast members with the backdrop AND ... you'll receive an invitation to our special sneak preview studio party on November 30th. Watch cast members rehearse in costume and get your photo taken with Clara and the Nutcracker.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $500 or more
Dew Drop Donors: Emailed cast photo and thank you card, recognition as a Dew Drop Donor on the backdrop, in the program, and on our website, along with a DVD of the 2012 performance, AND ... two main floor tickets to the performance of your choice. After the show, you'll be invited to an after-party or autograph signing with our dancers depending on the performance date you choose.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Sugar Plum Donors: A box seat for 8 at the 2012 Nutcracker performance of your choice on December 8th or December 9th at the Peoria Civic Center. Along with the emailed thank you and cast photo AND recognition as a Sugar Plum Donor on the backdrop, in the program, and on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012Ships within the US only