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May 22, 2012 > Stage 1 Sound Fundraiser

Stage 1 Sound Fundraiser

Submitted By Belinda Maloney

Last year Stage 1 Theatre held a Sound Fundraiser. With the generosity of our family and friends, we were able to raise enough money to purchase the excellent speakers you have heard for our last couple of shows. Now we are shooting to purchase a new sound mixer. This is a very lofty goal, but the current equipment at Newark Memorial High School is old and rapidly dying; it can no longer handle the size of our shows and the quality of sound we want to deliver to our audiences. With the current economic situation, the school is unable to replace it.

Did you come to see "Hairspray"? How was the sound? We had to borrow two sound boards to produce that show; these boards are very costly and we were very lucky to have use of them, but this is not the case on a regular basis.

So, we are kicking off our second Sound Fundraiser! A new mixer will cost close to $25,000 but the great news is that we have a very generous anonymous donor who is willing to match up to $10,000 of this goal! The only catch is that the match will not begin until we have reached the $5,000 mark. Please help us by donating what you can so that we can continue to provide excellent sound for our shows! Remember, everything up to $10,000 will be matched helping us to get to the $25,000 ultimate goal that much faster.

This fundraiser begins now and will run until the end of June. But, please don't delay your donation. Help us get to our goal as fast as possible. We even have a few gifts: For a donation of $100 you will get two tickets for you, or your friends, to come see our summer show of "AIDA," running July 13-28. For a donation of $250 you will get one Season Ticket to our 2012/2013 Season (TBA soon!). For a donation of $500 you will receive two Season Tickets to our 2012/2013 Season. For every additional $250 we will kick in one more Season Ticket.

All donors will be listed in our programs and receive a thank you letter with our tax ID to claim a taxable donation.

Please go to www.stage1theatre.org to contribute now. You can also mail your donation to Stage 1 Sound Fundraiser, P.O. Box 24,3 Newark, CA 94560 or call us with your credit card at (510) 791-0287; we will be happy to give you a call right back.

Thank you so much for your support! We couldn't produce great quality theatre without you!

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