Properties Design & Set Dressing
Production Stage Manager
Assistant to Scenic Designer
Light Board Operator
Sound Board Operator
|Peter Colley & David Rose
Dianne K. Graebner
David Elzer/Demand PR
Robert T. Kyle
Mark Bate, Cuyler Perry, Christopher Rivera
Andrea Dean, Brie Quinn
You may remember that last fall we announced we were facing serious financial challenges, and that we had to raise $47,000 in two weeks in order to open our next production, "The Morini Strad."
This announcement generated such an extraordinary outpouring of support that we reached our goal in ten days, and the show opened on schedule. And it was a hit! Rave reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth sparked ticket sales well beyond our expectations, and we were able to extend it. That income and the donations that continued to come in have kept us alive.
But we still have a long way to go.
We traditionally send out subscription renewal notices in January. But not this year. We want to be completely transparent about our financial situation with our subscribers, who have been incredibly loyal, routinely renewing at an astonishing rate of 90%. We will announce our new season and mail renewal notices when our future is secure, but until then we’re taking it one show at a time.
We made it to "I’ll Be Back Before Midnight," and our immediate goal is to make it to the end of the season, with one more show to go.
And what a show it will be!
Lorenz Hart was a tormented genius who, with his partner Richard Rodgers, wrote some of the greatest and most memorable popular songs of the twentieth century – "My Funny Valentine," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Manhattan," countless other classics – and lived a fascinating life of dizzying heights and crushing lows. We have received special permission from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization to tell his true story for the first time ever, and they have given us access to the entire Rodgers & Hart canon to create this World Premiere musical entitled "Falling for Make Believe," with book by Mark Saltzman.
I want to see this show come to life on our stage! I hope you do, too.
Can you help make it happen? Call me!
Brad Brown Ellen Dostal Michael Dotson Lawrence Goodfried
Mason McCulley Stewart O'Rourke Pepperdine University
Phil Torf & House of Props Wadler Data Systems