I have a story to tell you.
Last year, you helped the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program stage its very first new musical -- Jasper in Deadland by Ryan Scott Oliver -- and, by supporting us, you created a rousing success. Songs are on YouTube, PMTP won some "best of" awards from the Pasadena Weekly, and we performed Jasper in front of thousands of people last summer.
But that would all be in the past, right? Jasper and Summer 2011 are over, no?
Walk in to any rehearsal this summer, and, like clockwork, students start singing songs from last summer's Jasper during break (or lunch, or as they are walking out of rehearsal). That is the impact your gift had on dozens of students who participated in last year's Summer program: they learned music that they won't soon forget, got some incredible training, and became better students -- better individuals -- better professionals, through the Summer Musical.
Now, we are asking you to do the same thing again.
This year, we have licensed our first-ever show for the Junior Company: Honk! Junior. For the senior company, we once again went out and found a brand new musical -- Placebo -- for the Senior Company to workshop. But we cannot do this without your help. Licensing costs money. Rentals cost. And we are still committed to making the Program the most affordable Musical Theatre education program around.
Your donation last year had lasting impact beyond our wildest dreams. We hope you will check out this year's Kickstarter campaign, and consider donating once again this year: http://kck.st/PMTP2012musicals
We have only nine days to raise $2,500, so don't delay. Thank you for your continued support!
The Pasadena Musical Theatre Program