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With a little help from you, NJ's oldest continuously-operating community theaters opens its 88th season with Lionel Bart's OLIVER
With a little help from you, NJ's oldest continuously-operating community theaters opens its 88th season with Lionel Bart's OLIVER
137 backers pledged $8,678 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO WE ARE

The Montclair Operetta Club is one of the oldest Community Theaters in New Jersey, producing two full length musicals per year. In fact we just closed our 87th season - our 174th Production - Sweet Charity.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

The sad news is that, in this economy, the costs of producing a full length musical are up, and donations, grants, and ticket sales are down. We cannot in good conscious raise our ticket prices past our $25 adult price (in fact this season we offered many discounts to increase attendance), grants are harder and harder to get, and giving in our local community is down. So we need to ask the wider community for help with our production of OLIVER.

WHY $7000?

Simply stated, that number is what we estimate to be how much we would be short after all production costs are calculated minus estimated ticket sales.A full length musical costs over $20,000 to produce, and while we hope to raise THAT amount, we know we can't do it without at least the $7000 to start.

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH YOUR DONATION?

Your donations will go towards:

  • Rights and fees to present OLIVER
  • Fees to perform OLIVER at the Westminster Arts Center
  • Set construction materials for OLIVER
  • Director, Musical Director, and Musician stipends for OLIVER. (no other members of MOC take any salaries or payments)

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DO NOT MEET OUR GOAL?

Not only will MOC NOT be able to produce it's first show in 87 years, but the club would be forced to close all operations including giving up our rehearsal space. We simply cannot get by operating at a loss.

Like all Kickstarter projects, your donation will not come to us unless we meet our goal so please tell your friends.

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE FOR YOUR DONATION?

In addition to what's listed at each Reward level, as a 501(c3) non-profit organization, your donation to MOC is tax deductible.

And since OLIVER has a large cast of kids, you'll be fostering a love of the arts in local children!

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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as a "FRIEND" level donor.

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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as a "FRIEND" level donor and an
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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as a "CONTRIBUTOR" level donor,
    11x17 Show Poster,
    and a Visit backstage after a performance.

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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as a "SPONSOR" level donor, 11x17 Show Poster,
    Visit backstage after a performance, and
    Two Complimentary Tickets to the Opening Night Performance.

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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as a "PATRON" level donor,
    11x17 Show Poster, Visit backstage after a performance, and Four Complimentary Tickets to the Opening Night Performance.

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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as a "BENEFACTOR" level donor,
    11x17 Show Poster, Visit backstage after a performance, and Six Complimentary Tickets to the Opening Night Performance.

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    Your name in our 88th Season programs and Website as an "ANGEL" level donor,
    11x17 Show Poster, Visit backstage after a performance, Eight Complimentary Tickets to the Opening Night Performance, and a WALK ON ROLE IN THE SHOW. (you will be required to attend the final dress rehearsal)

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