State Theatre launches membership campaign

Posted by Harry Zimbler on March 30, 2011 

If you know the history of the performing arts, you know that they have always depended upon the contributions of the community. When Sophocles wrote Oedipus, he was paid by community patrons.

This month the State Theatre launched a membership campaign. For the first time, there will be four levels of membership available. New benefits are also part of the campaign. Current members will be offered an opportunity to extend or upgrade their membership.

Why do we need membership dollars?

The reality is that only 80 percent of our operating expenses come from ticket sales. That means 20 percent must come from our members.

By becoming a member, you will be supporting local dance companies, a wide array of children's groups, theater and other programs. Members help us lower costs for local groups who otherwise would be unable to afford to use the facility and professional staff here.

I hope we can count on your support as we move forward. The State Theatre will celebrate its fifth anniversary this December. We hope you will join us.

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