Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals We Can’t Afford to Produce
Once again on May 10 and 11, the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage will be transformed into “The Great White Way” for our Cabaret 2013 Fundraiser event. Attendees are treated to a night on the town with our fantastic variety show:
A Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals We Can’t Afford to Produce.
This is Lyric Arts’ only fundraising event of the year and we can’t wait for you to be a part of it! The time to get involved is right now, either as an attendee, volunteer, donor…or all three! And, by request we’re bringing back another way to get involved…event sponsorship!
The Big Event
Doors open at 6:00 pm, giving you plenty of time to peruse the silent auction, play a game, browse the “Buy It Now” Boutique, buy a raffle ticket, or play one of our fantastic lobby games. At 7:30, the curtains open on the show itself!
$50 Tickets • $60 for Box Seats and Table Seating
Buy your tickets online. To purchase table seating, please contact the Box Office directly at 763-422-1838. Tickets are on sale now!
Ticket price includes wine, beer, light appetizers, and sensational desserts. We’re working on the menu daily so be sure to come back and see what we’ve added.
Please note, due to space restrictions, we are unable to provide seating in our lobby for this event. Doors to the lobby open at 6:00; doors to the theater open at 6:45.
Peruse the Silent Auction!
Each year our silent auction is packed with gift baskets and other items of donated by local businesses, area performing arts organizations, and other Lyric Arts’ supporters. We will list items as they come in!
Plus, if you attend the event on Friday night and would like to continue bidding on items that close out on Saturday, proxy bid forms are available! Simply fill one out and a member of the Lyric Arts Board of Directors or staff will bid on your selected items for you. Contact Jessica at 763-433-2510, ext 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or to ask about pre-registering a bidding number!
It may be early, but items are already being donated! Check back to see a sample of the goodies!
Back by popular demand! If the constant bidding required for the silent auction doesn’t excite you, we will have a number of items for sale at our “Buy It Now” Boutique where you can pay for them and take them home without all the competition!
Buy a Raffle Ticket!
Every year, we raffle off an extra special prize each night right here in our lobby. Valued at over $300, it’s our extra special Cabaret Celebration Package. This package includes two box seats to the theatrical production of your choice during our 2012-2013 Season and a Celebration Package featuring sparkling or premium wine; desserts from Truffles and Tortes; a personal valet; and coffee, soda and snacks from the Concessions Stand!
Play a Game!
There’s going to be plenty of games to play throughout the evening! We’re bringing back the popular wall of wine game. Donate $10 and you get to choose a packaged bottle of wine for your thank you. You’re guaranteed to win a bottle valued at a minimum of $10, but we’ll have some expensive goodies hidden in there too.
This year we’ll be introducing a brand new game Tip Your Top Hat! You’ll have the chance to win one of our fabulous donated gift certificates.
We have numerous ways for you to show your support for Lyric Arts’ work on stage and in the community by volunteering your time….and it is always a lot of fun! Descriptions of volunteer needs can be found here. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Matt McNabb (763-433-2510, ext 101, or email@example.com) to get started!
Make a Donation!
Lyric Arts needs all sorts of donations in order for our fundraiser successful!
Monetary donations and sponsorships can help us defray the costs of producing this event, including decorations, the rental of tables and table linens, paper products, wine, food, and dessert. Sponsorship packages are available at all levels. For more information, contact Managing Director Laura Tahja Johnson at 763-433-2510, ext 103, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bottles of Wine
Lyric Arts will again offer a game where attendees choose a bottle of wine at random from those we have on hand. The bottle could be worth $10 or $50, making it fun for players. Our goal is to collect 200 bottles of wine between now and the event. Bottles can be dropped off at the Main Street Stage during regular business hours or by special arrangement.
Silent Auction Donations
Lyric Arts is in need of items for the silent auction. Do you make jewelry or furniture? Do you knit, sew, bake, or cook? Great donations include one-of-a-kind items, hand-crafted items, and VIP experiences.
Other fantastic donations include:
Baskets—Each year we need approximately 75 baskets to contain our auction items. (Please note: baskets cannot be returned)
Gift Certificates—Gift certificates for area businesses make fantastic auction items and are easily paired with other items to fill out a themed basket.
Cash—We can use your cash donation to put together a basket of your choosing, to buy the things we need to fill out our baskets, or to help pay for the costs related to the event.
Themed Baskets—Donate a themed basket filled with your favorite things! Baskets containing wine and beer are always big hits! Other ideas include:
- Fun and Games Basket: An assortment of board games, card games, etc.
- Baby Shower Basket: Bottles, baby wipes, diaper service, or anything else of interest to an expectant mother
- Bedtime Story Basket: A collection of bedtime stories for little ones
- Romantic Evening In Basket: Wine, dinner, glasses, chocolates, candles, a romantic movie…
- Guys’ Night In Basket: Premium beers, snacks, cards…
- Ladies’ Night In Basket: Cosmopolitans, martini glasses, “chick flicks”…
- Fiesta Basket: Margaritas, salt, pitcher, glasses, chips, salsa, mariachi music…
- Gone Fishing Basket: Lures, bobbers, fishing line, tackle box, fishing hat…
- Father’s Day Basket: Golf balls, fishing equipment, a tie, universal remote…
- Slumber Party in a Basket: Movies, nail polish, facial kit, certificate for pizza, microwave popcorn, ear plugs for Mom and Dad…
- Rainy Day Book Basket: Books, mug, tea, cookies, book light, book mark…
- Rainy Day Basket for Kids: Full of things to keep kids busy on a rainy summer day! Washable finger paints, Playdough, activity books, games…
- Red Hat Basket
- Pet-Themed Baskets
- Summer-Themed Baskets
- and many more!
The Silent Auction donation deadline is May 6th. Donations can be dropped off at Lyric Arts during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm. If you have any questions about donating or would like to set up a drop-off time outside of regular business hours, simply contact Matt McNabb at 763-433-2510, ext 101 or email@example.com.
Donations can be dropped off at the Main Street Stage Box Office or mailed to the theater (420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN, 55303), otherwise you can arrange to have them picked up by calling 763-433-2510, extension 101.