Help the Brazos Theatre of Waco!

Look, COVID hit everyone hard- you, me, our neighbors, small business owners, waiters, servers, hair stylists, the list goes on and on. 
One particular type of business that is still suffering is the live theaters. 
Right now, you can go get your hair cut. You can go shopping. You can eat at a restaurant. You can watch a movie. 

But you can't go experience live theater. 

The actual theaters themselves, are still requiring money for rent, utilities, etc. With no ticket sales, there is no money. There is no help from the government, we are relying on donations ONLY.  The landlords of these buildings don't care that there is no income anymore. Bills must still be paid. 

The Brazos Theatre of Waco is one such place. Owned and operated by Beth Richards- she is literally a one-woman show! There are no live shows, which means no ticket sales. Rent is still due each month, utilities are still due, and that's not even including insurance, maintenance, and emergency funds. 

If you have ever been to a show at the Brazos Theatre, you know how important this is to the city of Waco. The Brazos Theatre is a venue for live Improv Comedy, Murder Mystery Dinners, Plays, Melodramas, Radio Shows...It's where artists can display their works of art, it's the place that is rented out for baby showers or wedding parties. It's used for your company's Christmas party, dances, it's where you can go for open mic events, trivia nights, it's the place where laughs are shared, friendships are made, and theater thrives. There is nothing like it here. 

Who knows when live theater will be included in re-opening phases. And if so, there will have to be a limit on capacity, so no one knows when we can get back to normal, and perform in front of a packed house. 

Which leads us to this: we desperately need your help. It takes about $2500 each month to keep the building. Please don't let us lose this theater. 

We have been busy bringing you entertainment options such as made-for-Zoom plays, virtual improv, virtual scavenger hunts, online trivia...but it's just not enough.

If we reach our goal, we can for certain pay the bills for 3 months. That's all we are asking for. We just need to survive these next three months.  Please help. 

No donation is too small, no donation is too large. 

Help us save our theater. 

Here is just a glimpse of what happens at the Brazos Theatre- 
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Celebrity Improv


46399858_1591202292784674_r.jpegOne of our Melodramas

46399858_1591202315419822_r.jpegImprov Comedy

46399858_1591202369195354_r.jpegA Radio Show

46399858_1591202405481229_r.jpegStar Wars Comedy Night

46399858_1591202419519099_r.jpegZoom Improv

46399858_1591202433460995_r.jpegThe Play- The Cemetery Club

46399858_1591202448189293_r.jpegWinner of Best in Waco!! 

46399858_1591202458661775_r.jpegAn Improv Comedy Skit

46399858_1591202478332163_r.jpegA Victim of a Murder Mystery!

46399858_1591202492669305_r.jpegTiny Tim at Christmas during a Radio Show

46399858_1591202503137332_r.jpegAnother fabulous Melodrama

46399858_1591202545351450_r.jpegOpen Mic Night

46399858_1591202554737358_r.jpegArtist Supporting Artists. Thank You, Keep Waco Loud

46399858_1591202567208296_r.jpegRocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast, from Waco Warp.

46399858_1591202589312902_r.jpeg80's Trivia Night

46399858_1591202601540541_r.jpegSome of our amazing audiences

46399858_1591202612511747_r.jpegSuper Hero Murder Mystery

46399858_1591202624538878_r.jpegMelodrama




As you can see, there is a lot of love and laughter in this theater. Please help us keep laughing and loving. 

Everyone that donates will be acknowledged on a gratitude banner we will be making, thanking every single one of you who will have played a part in keeping the theater. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Share this with everyone you know. 

Thank you ❤

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 20 d
  • Shannon Gamble 
    • $100 
    • 25 d
  • Leslie Edwards 
    • $100 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $11 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $80 
    • 27 d
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Organizer

Meagan Steffy Noranbrock 
Organizer
Waco, TX
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