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Imagine a Theatre without an Audience. No ears to hear that soaring aria. No eyes to marvel at those dancing feet. No hearts to quicken over a romantic embrace, or skip a beat during a moment of suspense. No laughter. No tears. No thunderous applause. Art is an empty endeavor without an audience.
Fortunately, The Valentine Theatre has never had to live without one.
Please help us keep the seats filled and the thrill alive for another year by participating in Donor Appeal 2016.
For over 120 years, generations of cultural arts lovers have flocked to The Valentine Theatre to marvel at the likes of Fanny Brice, John Barrymore, Lily Langtry, Al Jolson, Enrico Caruso, Harry Houdini and scores of other legendary performers. Today, it is arguably one of the region’s most recognizable cultural icons. Your annual giving is essential to keeping that tradition alive each year.
Ticket sales cover less than 34 percent of The Valentine’s operating costs. Even with frugal budgeting, there are heavy expenses involved in keeping the heat/air on, the lights running, and the maintenance up-to-date; in funding important educational and outreach programs to all corners of the region; and in presenting a top-notch season of cultural arts entertainment for audiences of all ages.
That is why we rely on generous funding from foundations, corporations, small businesses and generous patrons like you.
With your support, The Valentine can continue offering discounted tickets to local social-service agencies and educational institutions such as our local school districts, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, United Way and many more.
Your donation will also help us provide engaging, high-caliber arts experiences to young children, students, at-risk youth, and disadvantaged families through our Children’s Series, School Days curriculum-based theatre arts program, and master classes
When you support The Valentine, you also champion The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Toledo Opera, Toledo Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, Toledo School for the Arts, Central Catholic High School, St. John’s Jesuit High School, Toledo Symphony Orchestra and other local arts groups in our community.
They say it takes two to tango… or to sing a duet, or to present a stirring dialogue. We say, when it comes to great theatre, it takes three: a performer, an audience and a generous patron. May we count you among our angels?
The Valentine Theatre and local PBS station WGTE are teaming up to produce the 30-minute documentary Encore! The Valentine Theatre Story, the latest chapter in WGTE's award-winning Toledo Stories series. This once-in-a-lifetime television program will showcase the remarkable history of the Valentine Theatre from the golden age of theatre to today, and will be televised several times a year over a period of ten years!
We want you to be a Star in the Valentine Theatre Story! We need your help to tell our story. The names of donors who give $125 or more will appear in the closing credits of Encore! Donors of $500 or more will also receive tickets to an exclusive premier of Encore! next spring right here at the Valentine Theatre. We hope you will play a starring role in Encore! by donating today!
If donating by check, please mail to:
The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
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