Celebrate the Station Theatre!

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Raised by 104 people in 17 months
Kay Holley
for Celebration Company at the Station Theatre
 URBANA, IL
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Gary Ambler in THE NIGHT ALIVE October, 2016 (photo by Scott Wells)

Fall is here again. Doesn’t it seem that the trees seem a little slow to show their colors this year? It is as though they are loathe to let go. Or perhaps, like some of us, they just aren’t ready to face the colder, darker days ahead. We at the Station Theatre like to think that we have a wonderful alternative to any gloom nature may bring: good theatre!

We hope that our 45th season, with its balance of humor, suspense, spirituality, deep emotion and deep belief, will warm you in every way and kindle a light that sees you all through your journey ‘round the sun.

This year, we are pleased to announce our acquisition of all new chairs for the theatre. Thanks to the generous chair campaign gifts of our patrons and company members, we recently replaced the old chairs with very comfortable seating that makes watching a Station show a whole new experience! You may have also noted that the lobby and bathrooms are freshly painted and decorated. Additionally, we have done an overhaul of our tech booth, greatly increasing our flexibility with lights, effects and sound.

The Celebration Company would not have lasted into its 45th season without you. Your ongoing support is vital to our mission. Without you, we wouldn’t own our own theatrical space, which, though expensive to run, is rare for a small company. Without you, we couldn’t purchase rights to the kind of plays we want to produce. Lights, costumes, music, equipment—none of the magic would be possible without you.  In addition to the regular costs of producing theatre, we also have more projects which, like the chair project, we’d like to bring to fruition. These include:  a long overdue production budget update, a search for rehearsal and/or storage space, technological improvements that will bring the theatre into the 21st century, and new signage our Boneyard River Walk side.

Won’t you consider making a generous donation to the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre this fall? For us, your gift of $25, $50, $100 or more means so much! 
Sincerely,
Rick Orr, Artistic Director

Station Theatre Board:
Kay Holley, Thom Schnarre, Thom Miller, Gary Ambler, Carolyn Kodes, Latrelle Bright, Chris Clevidence Taber, Bradley Ashby

We applaud YOU!

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Update 12
Posted by Kay Holley
4 months ago
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Now that we have our chairs, there are some other projects that we'd like to bring to fruition. These include: : a long overdue production budget update/increase, a search for rehearsal and/or storage space, technological improvements that will bring the theatre into the 21st century, and new signage on our Boneyard River Walk side. (We anchor the Broadway Avenue side of the new Boneyard walk)
Boneyard River Walk
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Update 11
Posted by Kay Holley
4 months ago
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks to your generosity, we now have all new chairs at the Station Theatre--2 months earlier than we planned. We went over our $10,000 goal in only 8 months. Come and try them out very soon!
We will keep this GoFundMe site going as an online donation site. I will update you on new projects that we hope to accomplish with your help.
Again--THANK YOU!
New chairs Fall 2016 --THANK YOU!
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Update 10
Posted by Kay Holley
10 months ago
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Hey, look at us!! I can't tell you how grateful I am for your support. We are almost there! Just think of sitting in comfort while you watch a great show such as
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS, AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD! Just look at these three!
Steve K., Gary A., David B.
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Update 9
Posted by Kay Holley
11 months ago
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Look at us! Approaching $8500 in just a few months!
I can't tell you how proud I am to know that the theatre has such generous supporters. We are closing in on the goal! THANK YOU!
--photo courtesy of The News-Gazette
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Raised by 104 people in 17 months
Created October 8, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Celebration Company at the Station Theatre
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Anonymous
1 month ago
FL
$200
Frederick Lamb
2 months ago
BH
$200
Ben & Georgia Haglund
2 months ago

Happy New Year Celebration Company!

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Wayne and Angie Pitard
2 months ago
CC
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Catherine Connor
3 months ago

Thank you for making it possible to donate on line

LM
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Leslie and Gary Mason
3 months ago
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3 months ago
$200
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Ted & Kerri Mather
4 months ago

Keep up the fantastic work Celebration Company!

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