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Burbank Community Theater needs your help to stage our very first production - the beloved musical ANNIE

A NEW STRETCH GOAL HAS BEEN SET AT $7500!!! WE HAVE TWO WEEKS LEFT IN OUR CAMPAIGN SO HELP US GET THERE AND EVERYBODY WINS! THANK YOU!

Thanks for visiting the BURBANK COMMUNITY THEATER Kickstarter Campaign!!

WHO WE ARE:

Burbank Community Theater is a group dedicated to creating theater opportunities for people of all ages and all levels of experience. 

The BCT Board of Directors is made up of young, enthusiastic theater lovers who are passionate about bringing community theater to the people of Burbank and surrounding areas. 

  • Julia Swanwick - President & Production Manager
  • Megan Duquette - Vice President & Secretary
  • Jackie Carr - Fundraising Chair & Plays Committee Co-Chair
  • Peter Dudgeon - Plays Committee Co-Chair
  • Reagan Brown - Treasurer
  • Queenie Kung - Social Media Chair, Marketing & Publicity Chair

Click HERE for more info about our Board!

WHY WE STARTED BURBANK COMMUNITY THEATER:

We are all local to Burbank, CA - which is wildly rich in culture, arts and theater. We have wonderful public schools with some of the best performing arts programs in the country - AND we have several professional theater companies doing incredible work.

But really there was no venue in between children's theater and professional theater, where all people could come together to produce theater recreationally.

So we decided to create that opportunity!

OUR MISSION: 

Burbank Community Theater has a mission to build our community, meet our neighbors, and provide opportunities for people of all ages and levels of experience to celebrate a mutual love of theater and the performing arts.

OUR VISION:

  • To use our energy, excitement and passion to enhance the cultural environment of the Burbank community. 

  • To provide an artistic outlet for our members and quality entertainment experiences for our audiences. 

  • To foster creative expression, communication and unity, leading to life-long growth, increased self-esteem, artistic discovery and satisfaction from giving back to the community.

WHY WE'RE HERE:

In an effort to offer FREE opportunities to all who want to participate in Burbank Community Theater productions we are seeking the seed money to mount our very first show - the beloved musical ANNIE. 

We feel confident that ANNIE will serve as a lucrative jumping off point and that the proceeds from ticket and concession sales will be able to fund future productions and allow us to continue with this financial model for at least 2 more shows in the 2013-2014 season and hopefully as many as 6 or 7 shows in seasons to come. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

DONATE: Of course we can't do any of these things without some seed money. Though we've established strong partnerships with Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services as well as Burbank Cultural Arts Commission, neither organization has the resources to assist us in funding Burbank Community Theater. So we are truly starting from scratch. That's where you come in!

GET INVOLVED: More than money, we need involvement from people like you. That's why we've geared our rewards toward getting you to come out and show your support for the organization. We hope you'll come audition, join our stage crew, play in our pit orchestra, volunteer to usher, or at come see the show and join us all in building Burbank Community Theater!

SPREAD THE MESSAGE: We can't do it alone! Tell your friends about us! Let people know about what we are doing in any way that you can. Share us on Facebook, Tweet about us, blog about us - Even if you can't donate - help us spread the word and reach our goal!

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Staging a production the size of ANNIE is challenging, no doubt, but we've assembled a stellar team and have made valuable partnerships that will help us make it happen.

VENUE: Through our partnership with Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services, we will be able to use public buildings in Burbank (such as schools or rec. buildings) for rehearsals and performances at a nominal cost.

DIRECTOR: We've enlisted the talented Josh Shaw as our Director for ANNIE. Josh brings vast experience and a high level of professionalism to the production team. We are so excited to have him at the helm of our first show and thoroughly confident that he will make it a success. For more of Josh's credits, checkout: http://www.pacificoperaproject.com/#!artistic-director.

CREW: We've secured a Choreographer, Set Designer and Costume Designer for ANNIE and they are already hard at work planning for the show!

VOLUNTEERS: In just a few short months we've grown from one person to over 50 people that are interested in contributing to Burbank Community Theater. We are confident that this number will steadily build as we get closer to ANNIE and that we will have more than enough talent, man-power, enthusiasm and passion to make the show a great success.

CASTING: We know that the idea of casting everyone that auditions could prove to be a difficult undertaking, but we feel it is vital to the success of our group that we stay true to the all inclusive principals that we were founded on. We realize that this "all inclusive casting" model will not work for every show that we produce, but our goal is to have at least one show annually that will include all who audition as a way of being truly community driven.

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    HARD KNOCK LIFE PACKAGE - Our most sincere THANKS and a warm fuzzy feeling for supporting the arts! PLUS - Regular email updates about our progress and the production. Including audition dates, cast announcements and show dates.

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    ORPHAN PACKAGE - 1 ticket to any performance of ANNIE. (Can't use your ticket(s)? Donate it back to us and we'll give it to a Burbank Public School Teacher to come see the show for free!)

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    ANNIE & SANDY PACKAGE - 2 tickets to ANNIE, your name printed in our program as "Friend of Burbank Community Theater," and a copy of the program for your collection.

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    BRONZE PACKAGE - 2 tickets to ANNIE, your name printed in our program as "Bronze Level Donor," an ANNIE program with personalized thanks from the cast & crew, a BCT T-Shirt and a cast photo.

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    SILVER PACKAGE - 4 tickets to ANNIE, your name printed in our program as "Silver Level Donor," an ANNIE program with personalized thanks from the cast & crew, a BCT T-shirt, and a photo-book of production stills.

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    GOLD PACKAGE - 6 tickets to ANNIE, your name printed in our program as "Gold Level Donor," an ANNIE program with personalized thanks from the cast & crew, a BCT T-Shirt, a photo-book of production stills, and an invitation for you and a guest to attend our Founders' Preview Performance.

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    EASY STREET PACKAGE - 6 VIP tickets to ANNIE, your name printed in our program as "Founding Member," an ANNIE program with personalized thanks from the cast & crew, a BCT T-shirt, a photo-book of production stills, and an invitation for you and a guest to attend our Founders' Preview Performance and our Cast & Crew Party.

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    PRODUCER PACKAGE - "Produced By" credit on the cover of our ANNIE program and 10 VIP tickets to ANNIE. And of course, an ANNIE program with personalized thanks from the cast & crew, a BCT T-shirt, a photo-book of production stills, an invitation for you and a guest to attend our Founders' Preview Performance and our Cast & Crew Party... PLUS an invitation to attend select rehearsals!

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    DADDY WARBUCKS PACKAGE - "Executive Producer" credit on the cover of our ANNIE program. In addition to 10 VIP tickets to the run of the show, it would be our pleasure to stage an exclusive ANNIE showcase for you and your friends & family.

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