Dear Friends and Patrons of the Stage Door Theatre:
As we approach our 25th year anniversary, I am reaching out to you, our loyal friends and supporters, with news about the Stage Door Theatre.
First the great news: everyone agrees, patrons and critics alike, that this past season has been filled with some of the strongest, most creative, most exuberant productions in our history. From classics such as “Evita,” “The Rothschilds,” “Most Happy Fella” and our current production of “Nine,” to our original shows such as “The Soul of Motor City,” “Vegas … A Night on the Strip” and our smash production of “Swing, Swing, Swing” (which we’re bringing back by popular demand on June 16, 2017), the quality of our shows has never been better!
Our next season is again filled with an amazing line-up … from the 40th anniversary production of “Saturday Night Fever” and a brand new, recent Broadway hit, Gershwin’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” to astounding new shows such as “Time Step,” “Hot Latin Rhythms,” and “Imagine … A Beatles Retrospective.” Our 25th Anniversary Season will be historic!
As Broward County’s oldest regional theatre, we strive to provide excellence as a Not-For-Profit theatre at affordable prices for everyone.
However, due to dramatic changes in the cultural and financial climate, our ticket prices will increase to $48.00 per ticket on June 15, the beginning of our fiscal year.
We have been very resistant to this change, but contributing factors have made this adjustment absolutely necessary. Due to the attempted dismantling of the National Endowment for the Arts, this year we lost a grant for $400,000. Also, just a few weeks ago the State of Florida cut arts spending by 60%. Knowing these changes were looming possibilities, we offered short-term sales to meet these budget shortfalls without raising ticket prices.
Alas, it was has not been enough. We only succeeded in making you, our loyal patrons, feel taken advantage of and disenfranchised. That was never our intention. In the future, there will be NO MORE DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES.
So, beginning June 15, 2017 our top ticket price will rise from $42.00 to $48.00 per ticket. I encourage you, whether you are a single ticket buyer, subscriber, or group leader, to purchase before the price increase goes into effect.
If you haven’t checked out our newly-designed website, I encourage you to take a look. We have rolled out some new features. Our website is http://www.StageDoorFL.org
Your donations, as always, are tax deductible, but it is now very easy contribute through our donation page. We are dependent upon your support, and no donation is too small. We are grateful for any contribution that allows us to continue to provide the kind of programming that is so important to all of us. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Stage Door Theatre, please click here: https://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/stagedoor/donate
We also offer a flex pass ticket option for $150.00. You may purchase 4 shows that can be used at your discretion and save $42.00!
Even with the price increase, we remain the most reasonable ticket for professional theatre in the area. We hope you, our loyal patrons, will understand this has not been an easy decision for us, but it had to made in order to preserve our historic theatre company. Our primary mission is the preservation of the Great American Musical. I hope you join with me in that, and in celebrating our 25th year Anniversary.
With Warmest Regards,
Executive Producer and Founder
Broward Stage Door Theatre
For more information about Broward Stage Door Theatre, please visit https://www.stagedoorfl.org , or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Road
Margate, FL 33065