As our passionate, audience-driven volunteers scurry to mount our 2020 season of making theatre, I must smile. We are all so fortunate to live in this community with access to organizations like MTVarts.
Last year we wrapped up production on our 44th show and, believe it, making theatre is hard work. 2019 ended the decade strongly with 20 performances of 4 shows with 19,848 recorded volunteers’ hours from 263 folks. The dollar value of that (according to the Independent Sector) is $504,727. There is even more when you consider prep work and event support that isn’t recorded. Now that is passion for the arts!
To cover our 2019 production costs, our tickets should have averaged $31
but thanks to amazing support from an engaged community, no ticket was over $20.
We can’t do this alone – partnerships are vital. Cash donors, advertisers, local foundations, and sponsorships from local businesses and organizations make it possible to fulfill our mission of quality, affordable live theatre.
A few months back our vice president Carrie shared this infographic done by the National Endowment for the Arts. It illustrates beautifully the value of the arts and provides the formula for success if we want to see the local arts scene continue to thrive.
As we stand on the threshold of yet another decade and you are exploring your options for 2020 to socialize, learn, experience, or support, why not consider live theatre?
Sharing good times with family, friends, co-workers and experiencing top-notch live theatre is even easier with our newly introduced season ticket. Check it out on the website.
Join us as we roar into 2020 with a few of our favorite things...
...educating with the iconic work of American playwright Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” in May;
...then possibly the most loved musical of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last work together, “The Sound of Music” in July;
...and then in September, the youth of artsIQ melting our hearts with “Frozen KIDS” and “Frozen JR.”
MTVarts… making theatre. Imagine more, together!