December 9, 2023

Dear Upper Room Theatre Family,

As we prepare to lower the curtain on another blessed year, I want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your unwavering support. Your generosity and commitment have been instrumental in keeping the magic alive at Upper Room Theatre Ministry, especially in recent times.

That’s why I’m reaching out today, with a special invitation for you, our loyal audience and fans

You see, thanks to your previous ticket purchases and donations, every moving performance, every soul-stirring note sung, and every life-changing mission trip had you as part of the story. 

Behind the scenes, your support amplifies our impact. It not only enables us to stage moving, professional theatre experiences (like next year’s new 2024 musical Freaky Friday), but also funds local and international service missions. These missions provide powerful experiences for our young participants, spreading hope and love to those they serve.

2023 Mission Trip

Thanks to our summer musical proceeds – and generous supporters like YOU – we create and lead over 293 activities annually. In fact, funds raised this year enable over 130 5th through 12th graders to participate in 2024 high school mission trips and local middle school service mission weeks.

Plus, you’ve not only supported a unique theatre program – you’ve made dreams come alive for many, just like Ashley who started in our youth ministry programs and theatre productions, and now performs professionally at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre, and more…

“I started with Upper Room Theatre and All Saints Youth Ministry when I was 14. It was my second home. Performing in shows like their Les Misérables (my first big break), Peter Pan, and Into the Woods helped me grow and give me confidence. When you support Upper Room Theatre, you’re supporting dreams of youth & young adults who one day will make significant contributions in their community and in life.” 

– Ashley D. Nguyen, Upper Room Theatre Alumna and
Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

But we need YOUR help to continue this important impact so we can keep creating powerful stories like these.

Here's The Truth of the Matter...

Like many organizations, we are still experiencing financial challenges affecting our ability to provide our youth & young adult events.

Which is why today we are inviting you to join our 2023 “Friends of Upper Room” campaign!
(Or, if you’ve already supported us, to consider increasing your impact on our upcoming season.)

This year’s campaign will keep us strong and help us send teens to work with those less fortunate. Fact is, your support is vital to keeping our future bright for the countless lives we impact annually.

And We Have New 2024 Benefits and Privileges For You...

When you donate today, we have special “thank you” gifts for you, ranging from tickets to performances…to all NEW Upper Room Theatre collector’s items…to VIP behind-the-scenes experiences! Please review the details on our special Friends of Upper Room Theatre page for our complete list of new benefits and privileges.

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. Every donation, no matter its size, makes a difference in the lives of our many talented volunteers, performers, musicians, directors, designers, technicians, youth, and young adults – and the community we serve.

Again, we truly value your dedication to our mission and hope that you’ll continue to support our special program. With your renewed commitment today, together let’s make 2024 a year of magical theatre experiences and positive community impact. 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 look forward to seeing you next year! Thank you! 

May God bless you,



Rob Tessier
Upper Room Theatre Ministry

P.S. Remember, by donating today, you are changing lives 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. Mark your calendars now! Our annual Winter Cabaret is February 2-3, 2024. Then our magical production of Disney’s Freaky Friday makes its uplifting debut on our stage July 16-21, 2024. 

February 2-3, 2024

July 16-21, 2024