We present some pretty amazing shows, featuring hundreds of very talented community members. You might know all this. But what you may not know is that it takes a great deal of funds to put together a performance from start to finish.
Did you know that it costs:
$2,000 on average to rent a theatre for performances
$1,000 in royalties for each play and
$5,000 in royalties for each musical
$2,000 to produce Junior Theatre productions, offering very
low prices for kids and adults
$500-700 for costumes for each show
$3500 or more per musical for musicians and music
$1,500 and dozens of volunteers to build each set
$150 for one night's worth of playbills
$3,000 for month's rent of our studio, office and shop
$200 to keep the phones on each month
$300 per month to keep the lights on and the saws buzzing
It adds up, doesn't it? Please consider donating today. Each of your donations adds up too, and helps us keep the curtain raised on community theatre!
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DONATE YOUR CAR.
If you're ready for a new car and don't want the hassle of selling your old one, and looking for a creative way to support A2CT, consider donating your car. It's so simple! A couple of organizations that will take care of your car and transfer the proceeds to us are:
or DONATE A CAR INC.
consider corporate sponsorship!
Becoming a member is so easy, and it really is so important for continuing our mission. 40% of our operating income comes from memberships and donations such as yours. Thank you in advance for your support!
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is incorporated and identified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. For donors such as you, this means your contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. Our Board of Directors and elected officers operate under member-approved bylaws. A2CT can provide you with the necessary documentation to record your sponsorship donation for tax purposes.
Additionally, access our bylaws and other documentation on our About Us page.
Beloved actor and director Andy Ballnik talks about his experience with A2CT:
In 2004 I moved to Ann Arbor. I knew no one except for my roommate. I honestly found myself very lonely. One day in June, I was exploring the A2 area online and happened to come across A2CT's web page and audition for On the town were just in a week. I took a deep breath and went to auditions. Thankfully, Emily Perryman cast me in the chorus of her show. From there, and within 9 seasons, I participated in 17 shows. A2CT helped me fall in love with the theatre again. I got to work with the most amazing, talented people and I gained some of my closest friends, friends that I know will be a part of me for the rest of my life. I didn't understand the impact Civic had on my life until I was on the other side of the country. So to A2CT itself, the organization, the experiences and most especially the people, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart! I encourage everyone to get involved, and to support this amazing 85 year old community gem!
Here's what one of our long-time members, Glenn Bugala, says about theatre:
We are confronted with this question in this society: Why do we do theatre? Why would we want to create something out of nothing--just because? Why so much energy over 'entertainment'? Through the casting and gathering of diverse individuals, we create something that no one else on the planet can create in exactly the same way, something that will be truly unique and our own. We are artists, and we do this because we love the camaraderie, we love to explore the hidden parts of our souls, we want to express something to the world, we have something to say, we want to turn our focus back on ourselves and hopefully discover what humanity is about and share it with others--raw and vulnerable. We do it because we LOVE it.
And see what Matt Berdahl says, in defense of live theatre:
There is something so different about theatre in modern day. It is a place to go to be affected --it's Live. That is rare. Theatre is not a movie. It’s a one and done experience. Whatever happens that night you see, a show with however many other people in the audience and cast and crew, that’s it. A million people can’t tweet about it as if it was a VMA performance. There is something grounding in that, and that is something artful that I appreciate.
Matt Berdahl, cast member of Moonglow
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