Community theatre seeks sponsorships for 'A Christmas Carol'

Christmas Carol

View From the Stage, Crestview's community theatre troupe, seeks corporate or individual sponsorships to produce its December musical, "A Christmas Carol."

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Members of the community theatre troupe View from the Stage are rehearsing for the company's largest production in its two-year history.

But to bring "A Christmas Carol" to the Warriors Hall stage next month, producers need sponsorships.

Berit Faust, who handles the troupe's publicity and other tasks, said the cast's size — more than 40 adult and child actors — is just one of the challenges.

"A Christmas Carol" is an expensive show to produce, and Warriors Hall rental fees are just part of the cost.

View from the Stage needs to purchase stage lighting and sound equipment to augment the community hall's basic technology.

Additionally, troupe members must build Victorian sets and have costumes; then there are usual factors like advertising in the show's program and ticket sales.

View from the Stage has created an account on Kickstarter.com, which facilitates fundraising to purchase four high-quality microphones and two heavy-duty light stands, estimated to cost $3,500. Six backers had pledged $236 as of press time, the website stated.



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