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For the first time ever, audiences in Prague will have the chance to see this classic musical thriller live on-stage...with your help!
51 backers pledged $3,840 to help bring this project to life.

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The Prague Playhouse is preparing a summer production of Steven Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The production will be the most ambitious project yet for our company, which for the past 8 years has brought high-quality English-language theatre -- including works by Mamet, Dickens, and 12 new playwrights -- to the Czech capital at affordable prices. 

Now we're asking for your support as a founding sponsor in making this big jump in the Prague Playhouse’s ambitions and scale.

Staging Sweeney Todd will requires us to raise our game and expand in all directions, including the incorporation of a 10-piece live orchestra and a 12 person chorus. We’re also bringing renowned director and choreographer Steve Josephson -- executive artistic director of the Gallimaufry Theatre (Laguna Beach, California) to Prague to work with us on the project.

The Prague Playhouse’s past successes have been the result of a great amount of work -- producers, actors, directors and technical staff all work on a volunteer basis. The bulk of our budget has come from ticket sales. But we can’t make it on ticket sales alone, this time.

That’s why we’re hoping that you’ll provide some material support for our efforts to expand our range and our audience. In a city that’s famous for its bridges, you can help the Prague Playhouse continue to build bridges between linguistic communities.

We’re looking to raise at least $3,000 for The Prague Playhouse and its production of Sweeney Todd over the next few weeks. Would you consider making a donation -- and receiving the wonderful incentives we’re offering as a thank you -- at one of the following levels?

  • Gold member: $1,000
  • Silver member: $500
  • Bronze member: $250
  • Member plus: $100
  • Basic Member: $50
  • Friend of the Playhouse: $1 - 25

For full descriptions of the incentives at each level, please visit http://contacts.pragueplayhouse.com/series/membership/order. The Prague Playhouse, o.s. is a registered not-for-profit company in the Czech Republic. All donations are tax deductible. Even a small donation goes a long way towards significantly raising the bar on what English-language theatre in Prague can be.

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    2 free tickets to each production (6 total) + preferred seating, production poster signed by the cast and crew, mention in the program and website and our profound thanks.

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    12 free tickets for the season + preferred seating, production poster signed by the cast and crew, mention in the program and website, invite for you and a guest to attend an "open rehearsal" of your choice, and our super-duper profound gratitude.

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    18 free tickets for the season + preferred seating, a framed production poster signed by the cast and crew, mention in the program and website, invite to attend an "open rehearsal" of your choice, invite to the opening night gala with the cast, 1 free Prague Playhouse "TEAM SWEENEY" T-shirt, and our undying profound gratitude

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    24 free tickets for the season + preferred seating, invite for 2 to exclusive "backstage tour", invite for 2 to an "open rehearsal" of your choice, invite for 2 to all Playhouse VIP events, invite for 2 to exclusive dinner with featured artist, a framed production poster signed by the cast and crew, 2 free Prague Playhouse "TEAM SWEENEY" T-shirts, and, of course, our everlasting love and admiration…

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