December 14, 2021
Dear Upper Room Theatre Family,
It’s a fact…
Without support from audience members and patrons like you, we wouldn’t be where we are today!
That’s why I’m reaching out to you, our loyal audience members and fans, with an important request…
As you know, we have an impact far beyond our stage. Not only is our mission to create moving, professional-level theatre experiences for you (like our upcoming 2022 live West Side Story), but 100% of the proceeds provide critical funding for our entire year of youth & young adult ministry at All Saints.
Because of our annual summer musical – and supporters like YOU – we can send teens on retreats & mission trips, host young adult outreach, perform service projects throughout our region for hundreds of people, plus create and lead over 293 activities in a typical year.
And it’s inspiring to know this tremendous impact all started in 2002, in a hot gymnasium with a shoestring budget for our first show, Godspell. Word of mouth spread each year, and, thanks to increasing audience sizes bolstering our program, in 2013 we moved into our new Performing Arts Center with The Wizard of Oz.
Because of amazing audience support, the last decade of blockbuster, family-friendly musicals have earned us many honors, including BroadwayWorld’s “Best Community Theatre of the Decade” award, “Best Musical of the Decade” for 2014’s Les Misérables, and “Best Streaming Production” for 2020’s No One is Alone, which was enjoyed by nearly 10,000 people worldwide
But Here's Today's Truth...
While our theater has experienced much success over the past two decades, the pandemic continues to make our mission very difficult. Like many arts organizations, we are currently experiencing financial challenges affecting our ability to provide youth and young adult events in 2022.
Which is why today we are inviting you to join our new “Friends of Upper Room” campaign!
Our new campaign will help close the gap and allow us to come back next season stronger than ever. To be honest, without the additional funds raised by this new campaign and our upcoming performances, our future productions, youth outreach, and community impact are in great jeopardy.
And We Have Some Very Special Benefits and Privileges For You...
When you donate today, we have special “thank you” gifts for you, ranging from tickets to upcoming performances…to exclusive Upper Room Theatre gear…to VIP backstage and behind-the-scenes experiences! Please review the details on our special Friends of Upper Room Theatre page for our complete list of benefits and privileges.
Fact is, your support is vital to keeping our future bright for the countless lives we impact annually.
Would you please click the button below and make a year-end donation today? Our goal is within reach, but we can’t do it without you.
Donate by December 31 to get a tax-deduction for this year. And at the very same time, you’ll make a worthwhile impact on the work of our many talented volunteers, performers, musicians, directors, designers, technicians, youth, and young adults.
We truly value your dedication to our mission and hope that you’ll support our special program. With your commitment today, we will continue to positively impact lives and share powerful stories for many years to come. If you have any questions, please contact us via our contact page.
On behalf of all of us at Upper Room Theatre, we wish you a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you for West Side Story and Winter Cabaret in the new year! Thank you!
May God bless you,
Upper Room Theatre Ministry
P.S. Remember, by donating today, you are changing the lives of those in our community because your gift directly supports our 293+ annual youth and young adult programs and events. Please visit our “Friends of Upper Room” Donation page today.
P.P.S. Our goal as artists is to remind our fellow human beings of our shared humanity, that better days are coming, and to move people at each performance. That’s why, with your renewed support today, we can’t wait to share our thrilling 2022 season with you!
Our three-shows-in-one Winter Cabaret is in February. Then our highly anticipated production of West Side Story makes its triumphant debut on our stage in July. From the first notes to the final breath, this is a must-see, timeless musical theater masterpiece. Mark your calendars now!