“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Northern Star Theatre Company’s production of…”
Ok-let’s skip the usual introduction and get straight to the point: We need your help. The ongoing pandemic has been hard on us all. The theatre world has been hit especially hard, as across the country, theatres from Broadway to Main Street (and Marshall Street!) have had to close their doors and suspend operations in the name of audience, actor, and employee safety. For now, the show simply cannot go on.
This is where you come in! The Northern Star Theatre Company (NSTC) is announcing our “Keep the Star Shining” fundraising campaign! Our goal is to raise $75,000by October 31. Your donation will help make it possible for us to continue theatre operations until we are able to welcome you back for our traditional season. As a non-profit theatre company, we depend solely on ticket sales, show sponsorships, and donations. The cancellation of our 2020 season, and continued uncertainty about the duration of the pandemic, has meant the loss of much-needed revenue to continue operations. That money covers the expense of new productions, theatre equipment, and now more importantly, the daily and ongoing expenses related to operating our non-profit business entity. We literally cannot make it to next season without your help.
In addition to our main stage productions, we also offer KidStage and TeenStage shows, exhibits by local artists, and summer theatre workshop programs. NSTC strives to be a community theatre in the truest sense of the word. Friendships and relationships have started here. Talents have been developed, lessons learned, stories told, and memories made. Part of the magic of live theatre is that people of different backgrounds come together and give of their individual abilities to create a shared experience with the audience. Keep the Star Shining is your opportunity to be a part of that.
Here’s how to help: Mail you donation to NSTC 12 W. Marshall St. Rice Lake, WI 54868 or donate online right here Keep the Star Shining!. Your generous tax-deductible donation will help Keep the Star Shining!
From all of us here at NSTC we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, stay well and see you soon. Sincerely,
The Northern Star Theatre Company Executive Board and Amy Myers and Nicolle Sabatke-Orson, Executive Directors