The District Theatre will celebrate 4 years this summer with 2 high profile musicals, 2 world premiers, and 8 by Dustin Lance Black.
Hello, and thanks for taking a look at our project! Take a look at the video above, and read below for more information!
Where we came from
The District Theatre started as a storefront theatre in an old bank building, and now resides in a former glass-blowing studio. In the almost four years since its inception, The District Theatre has produced 44 shows. Major Productions (SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, PARADE). Area premieres (RENT, ROCKY HORROR SHOW, ... SPELLING BEE). We have also hosted several world premiers and will unveil a new musical adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in 2012.
"I always think a show should be bigger than the theatre that it's in. Like a rockin' party, a successful show should be bursting at the seams" - David Binder
Where we are going
This summer marks our fourth anniversary. To celebrate this, we are doing a summer full of new productions. We're doing things that have never been done in the area, with regional premieres of NEXT TO NORMAL and XANADU. We have two world premieres by regional playwrights. And we are privileged to be partnering with AFER to be one of the first theatres in the midwest to be staging the new play "8" by Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black.
Why we need you
Putting on an ambitious season like this is very rewarding for those both on and off stage. It gives everyone a chance to really stretch their creative muscles as they get to truly create something original. Unfortunately, a summer of new shows is not without risks. We don't have to get into how tough times are now. But with everyone's belts tightening and grants drying up faster than you can blink, we feel now more than ever it's important to take those risks. Don't play it safe with the same old shows. Present the audience something they haven't seen before, maybe something they will never see again. Your pledge helps us make that happen.
Where the money goes
The funds from this project go directly into the summer productions. Rights and licensing, set design and lighting, costuming, publicity, paying actors and production staff, and a little bit to help keep the lights on. If we end up overfunding (please pretty please), all that moolah is going to go to help fund the rest of the 2012 season, as well as help us get our 2013 season off the ground.
This summer season is going to be extremely challenging. We are so excited to get these productions off the ground, but we're going to need YOUR HELP to make sure they're done right. If you have any other questions, go ahead and check out our website at www.districttheatre.com. And once again, thank you so much for your generous support!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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