NEW CASTLE PLAYHOUSE
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GROVE CITY, AND WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $10,573.67
In 1958, the New Castle Playhouse (NCP) was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization. Since that time, we have been enriching the lives of our community through live theatrical performances, a goal that is clearly reflected in our mission statement: The New Castle Playhouse exists to foster community pride, civic renewal, and cultural enlightenment, through quality theater arts experiences, produced by the community, for the community. We strive to provide quality productions to our community, and also to provide those individuals with a desire to express their creativity through theater, a venue to do that.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $8,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
The New Castle Playhouse produces over 50 live performances each season. The NCP offers theatergoers three straight plays, three musicals, an all-youth musical, and a special theatrical performance that celebrates diversity. The NCP also showcases the extraordinary talent of area youth through its musical ambassadors' volunteer program, the NCP MiniStars. These young performers have entertained senior citizens, local audiences, and the less fortunate through song and dance for decades. The annual Stars of Tomorrow program features the extraordinary gifts of area youth in two talent shows performed for the greater community. Several of the students receive college scholarships from the Playhouse during that event. The Rising Stars Theatre Camp provides children, ages 8 – 18, the opportunity to experience the world of live theater, dance, and the performing arts during a one-week theatre program, culminating in a capstone performance for family and friends. Finally, NCP helps underwrite the cost of tickets to performances for underprivileged youth in the region.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
The Playhouse, since COVID, finds itself in the difficult position of not having adequate carry-over revenue to cover this year’s pre-performance costs. For example, royalties, costumes, orchestras, and the like. Thus far, we have relied on “the kindness of strangers,” that is our vendors, to allow us to defer certain payments until we can replenish our funds, most of which comes from box office receipts. We have a very exciting ’23 season on tap. It is our hope that this will draw the audiences we urgently need to shore up our finances and bring smiles to many faces