Since that day, a lot of water has flowed down the beautiful St. Croix River and many memories have been made within the walls of our city's historic Civic Auditorium. Surely, 2013 was a year to remember! Here is just a sampling of how Festival has engaged and enriched our community over the past 15 months:
- More than 100 theatrical performances have been offered, including shows in our professional Theatre Series, our Youth & Family Series, our New Doors presentations, and Sew Good Improv Troupe's summer season;
- 1,600 youth have been reached through our Arts Education offerings, which include summer creativity camps, a Student Matinee Series, workshops, and opportunities for on-stage performance in four productions;
- Our largest-yet group of young professional artists came to the St. Croix Valley, including three apprentices and nine interns in our summer season;
- Our downstairs Elbow Room space saw standing-room-only improv shows in Summer 2013 and a sold-out "Hopelessly Romantic" in February 2014!
As we move toward this year's opening of the theatre's 25th season, we can celebrate another year of marvelous professional theatre and music. Already Festival has seen productions by Patrick O'Brien, a Youth & Family presentation of Aesop's Fables, and the first of two mystery plays performed in partnership with Chateau St. Croix Winery. On June 19th, the 2014 Theatre Series opens and our summer acting company will make their debut with that beloved musical romp through Rome -- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. We can't wait!
Your support makes all of this possible. Ticket purchases account for only about 50 percent of the income we need to continue the great work of Festival Theatre. You, in conjunction with our tremendous corporate sponsors, supply the necessary additional revenue to keep our historic doors open and our programs vibrant and alive. You can help us by giving what you can through direct gifts to the theatre, sustaining gifts over time and planned giving through our endowment program or testamentary gifts.
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