Just Received from Capital Stage
Local Theatre Company Donates $24,250 in Theatre Tix
Sacramento, CA -August 1, 2009 - At a time when arts organizations are asking for more help than ever from their community, Capital Stage has implemented a program to give back to other nonprofits in the Sacramento region. Recognizing that local charitable organizations in many different industries are struggling in our current economy, Capital Stage recently donated 970 tickets valued at $24,250 to 73 local non-profit organizations. This giving program provided an incentive and reward to Capital Stage subscribers who renewed their subscription early, during the first month of the 2009-10 renewal campaign by donating 10 tickets to a local charity identified by the renewing subscriber. The local charities will be able to use the donated tickets for fundraising, volunteer & staff recognition, or in any manner that benefits their organization. The tickets are valid for most performances during the 2009/2010 Capital Stage season, based on availability.
"We've been asking for support from the community to help us get through this difficult time and we wanted to do what we could to give back," said Capital Stage Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, "What we have to give are seats to our performances and our hope is that other nonprofits will have the opportunity to raise some funds or good will through our gift."
"This program is a great opportunity for us to let our subscribers know that we value them by supporting their personal causes," said Capital Stage Audience Development Coordinator, Keith Riedell. Capital Stage is reaping benefits from these donations as well. Riedell said, "Our early subscription renewal rate is higher than in any previous season. Also, we look forward to introducing new audiences to Capital Stage's unique brand of bold, thought-provoking theatre throughout our season as a result of our ticket donations."
The 2009/2010 Capital Stage season will begin October 2, 2009 with Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam. The remaining shows will include Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris - Adapted by Joe Mantello, Fiction by Steven Dietz, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuiness and Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. About Capital StageCapital Stage Company's mission is to be a dynamic leader in the evolution of the contemporary live theatre landscape in the Capital region and to passionately engage audiences in the art of live story-telling with bold, innovative plays performed by professional artists, in an intimate, up-close setting. With a strong commitment to expanding the base of working artists in the greater Sacramento region, we shall develop a company of actors, directors, writers, designers, and technical staff who are dedicated to bringing dynamic productions of contemporary and classic plays to our community.
Website: http://www.capstage.org. Capital Stage is a professional nonprofit, 501(c)3 theatre company.
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The following local non-profit organizations will receive donated tickets from Capital Stage: ACS Dicovery ShopAlzheimer's AssociationAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW)American Cancer SocietyAspiranet Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater SacramentoBoys and Girls Club of El Dorado County Western SlopeCalifornia Native Plants SocietyCARESChild Advocates of Placer County - CASACongregation Bet HaverimCongregation Beth ShalomCrocker Art MuseumDavis Schools FoundationDel Oro Caregiver Resource CenterEquality Action NowFolsom Fire Safe CouncilFrancis HouseFriends of RosevilleFriends of the State FairGalt Area Historical SocietyHappy TailsHomeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue - Kibbles & BidsLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyLincoln Hills FoundationLoaves and FishesLos Rios FoundationLutheran High SchoolMake A Wish FoundationMarch of Dimes - Northern CaliforniaMustard Seed SchoolNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - YoloPlanned Parenthood Mar Monte. Resources for Independent LivingRiver City Community Services (RCCS)River FoundationSacramento Area Emergency Housing CenterSacramento BalletSacramento Burn InstituteSacramento Child AdvocatesSacramento Children's HomeSacramento Choral SocietySacramento Food BankSacramento Library FoundationSacramento OperaSacramento PhilharmonicSacramento Public LibrarySacramento SPCASacramento Valley ConservancySacramento Zoological SocietySave Ourselves, The Breast Cancer Organization of SacramentoSecond Chance Cocker Spaniel RescueSierra Club MLCSierra Curtis Neighborhood AssociationSmall Difference Women's Chorale EnsembleSt. John the Evangelist ChurchSt. John's Shelter for Women & ChildrenStanford Home for ChildrenStanford Settlement Sutter Buttes Canine RescueSutter VNA & HospiceSutterville Elementary School's 4th R Child Care ProgramTeam Trevor/Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyThe Salvation ArmyUnitarian Universalist Society of SacramentoUrban League of SacramentoVolcano Theatre CompanyWEAVEWellspring Women's CenterWind YouthYolo County CASAYolo County Historic SocietyYolo County SPCA