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The Giving Tree Theater is seeking patrons for its Summer 2012 Season - "A Bear Called Paddington" & "Forever Plaid" Read more

Edmond, OK Theater
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The Giving Tree Theater is seeking patrons for its Summer 2012 Season - "A Bear Called Paddington" & "Forever Plaid"

Edmond, OK Theater
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We know that look. You think you’ve seen it all before. Community theater – been there, done that, got the preachy entertainment.

For your consideration … we’re something different. 

We’re the Giving Tree Theater– by, of, for the community. We believe in the power of great stories to inform and shape live; that you can think just as hard with belly laughs as frowns. We understand you can spot the difference between dull and dynamite entertainment miles away. So we give and give and give to get you the utmost for your family’s satisfaction.

In order to provide a premier showcase for our area’s talented artists, we need your help. We want to inaugurate new talents into our thriving group of performers and technical artists. We want to cure cancer and solve world hunger with the power of potently produced performances – seriously.  And all that begins with your support.

Ideally, that means making a donation that meets your comfort level to our Kickstarter campaign. You’ll notice that our Kickstarter page has a number of pledge packages that will insure you’re getting a return on your investment that exceeds the value of merely purchasing tickets. In order to produce high quality entertainment for our community, we’re aiming for a nigh five figure goal so that we can compensate our technical crew, purchase production materials and pay royalties on the shows we think best match the interests of our audience. This might sound like a daunting figure but it may interest you to know that all our actors and many of our technical crew are volunteering their time and talents to make this experience affordable for you and your family. Even if you live outside of the Edmond area, all we’re asking is that you reward their service with your contributions so that, together, we can elevate the theater arts in our community.

This season Giving Tree is going to give you two shows for your whole family to enjoy. Starting June 22nd, we’ll premiere A Bear Called Paddington, adapted from the popular children’s book series by Michael Bond.

Paddington is one part comedy, one part children’s fantasy where a family adopts a talking Bear they find in a train station. More well-known in the United Kingdom, the family names their newfound member after the train station where they find him. Paddington Bear was recently voted the most popular animated character of all time in Great Britain and The Giving Tree Theater is pleased to bring our own spin on this beloved children’s classic to your family this summer.

After Paddington, The Giving Tree Theater will offer the international musical hit Forever Plaid, starring KAUT 43’s Two Movie Guy’s Lucas Ross. Forever Plaid is a musical revue that brings the light hearted entertainment of 1950’s pop sensations like the Four Aces and The Freshman to life through a series of comedy sketches and four part harmony performances. Forever Plaid premieres August 20th and, like Paddington, will run for two weekends. We hope you’ll check out our website for specific times and dates so you can make your plans to attend before tickets become scarce.

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    Give us $10 and we'll give you a big old Paddington Bear Hug and one advanced ticket to the Summer 2012 show of your choice.

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    Dig a little deeper and we'll give you a "Forever Plaid" pat on the back and three advanced tickets to the Summer 2012 show of your choice.

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    Find it in your heart to give a boost to our theater company and we'll give you eight advanced tickets to the Summer 2012 show of your choice.

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    With $100 your generosity will be rewarded with eight advanced tickets to the Summer 2012 show of your choice, a "Thank You" in our Production Programs and a poster from both shows signed by our casts.

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    Wow! If you're able to provide us with $150 we'll return the favor with eight advanced tickets to the Summer 2012 show of your choice, a "Thank You" in our Production Programs, a poster from both shows signed by our casts and a full page ad in our program or pre-show announcements.

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    About $250 USD

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    You are awesome! Yes you! If you're able to provide us with $150 we'll return the favor with eight advanced tickets to the Summer 2012 show of your choice, a "Thank You" in our Production Programs, a poster from both shows signed by our casts and a full page ad in our program or pre-show announcements. PLUS we'll make you an official member of The Giving Tree Theater's Patron's Guild, which will give you an open invite to all of our opening night parties and advanced warning on future projects.

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