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Support The Little Theatre On The Square



For over 56 years, The Little Theatre On The Square has provided the best of Broadway entertainment to the heart of Central Illinois. Year after year, we bring bright new stars to our stage and produce top quality shows that tug at your heart strings, make you laugh and leave you with a feeling of great joy. We provide outstanding educational experiences for children ages 18 months through those kids at heart who are now adults. We inspire creativity in our community and bring over a $3.5 million dollar economic impact to our region.

There is an alarming trend happening to theatres around the country. In the past few days alone, we have seen theatres in very large cities like Atlanta and Nashville threaten to close their doors due to lack of income and donations. We don't want to get to that point. We need your help NOW!

We are over 2,000 tickets behind where we were last year at this time and know that at this point, we need to bring in over $250,000 to finish our season successfully and start the planning process for the future. We have the seats available to sell for our upcoming performances, but ticket sales alone will not cover the costs. We need to see a push in donations to The Little Theatre. With your help, we can meet our goal of $25,000 in online donations by July 30, 2013. Every dollar helps to get us closer to our goal.

We have started the careers of many fantastic actors, technicians, directors and designers. Some of our alumni are currently working on Broadway and in Hollywood. We want to continue to be a vital part of the theatre world and give opportunities to great performers both local and worldwide and be a creative playground for people in this business to build wonderful shows.

We want to continue this because of the joy and laughter that these performers and technicians bring to our stage and to the community of Central Illinois. We want to continue to be the place that our patrons celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and joyful things in their lives. We want to continue to be the place that our community chooses to see live performances in our region. With your financial support, we can continue to do this.

We have done our part to tighten our belts as well. We have consolidated administrative roles, cut back on the number of cast members in shows and done everything we can to renegotiate loans and work with our vendors to ensure the best possible pricing for the goods that we purchase. We have cut more than 15% out of our budget already this year and are looking to cut as much more as we can but still keep our quality high with every performance.

If you are interested in helping us today, please donate at this link or on our website or by calling The Little Theatre Box Office at 217-728-7375 to speak with us directly. You can use your credit card or drop off a check or cash to the Box Office as well.

Thank you for keeping this legacy alive for 56 years. As a non-profit corporation, we can't do it without you and ticket sales only make up 65% of our annual budget. The rest must be made up of donations and grants. Your donation today will continue the success of this vibrant theatre for years to come.

Thank you,

John J. Stephens
Executive Producer



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