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Support Community Theatre - Help Fund Horrorshow's CABARET!

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Dear Friends, Family, Supporters, and Theatre Enthusiasts,

We're thrilled to introduce Horrorshow Productions, a new non-profit community theatre group located in the heart of Toronto's downtown core. Our objective is simple: to bring captivating, thought-provoking, and unforgettable theatrical experiences to our city, starting with our inaugural production of CABARET.

CABARET isn't just any musical; it's a timeless masterpiece that delves into themes of love, freedom, and the human spirit against the backdrop of 1930s Berlin. With its dynamic characters, electrifying music, and poignant themes, CABARET promises to captivate audiences and ignite conversations about what it means to be a human during a time of crisis.

We have assembled a team of over 40 passionate creators who are eager to bring CABARET to life on stage. From actors and musicians to lighting designers and stage managers, each member of our team is committed to making this production a success. Integral to our mission, we're doing something a bit out of the ordinary for non-profit community theatre – we're providing honorariums to thank the entire team for their incredible contributions and to cover travel, food and other expenses incurred during participation.

But here's the reality check: producing a show of this scale with the mission to provide honorariums to all comes with significant costs. From securing the rights to the show and renting a venue to building sets, creating costumes, renting equipment and providing honorariums, the costs add up fast. We're facing over $50,000 in expenses (see the budget breakdown below), and we need your support to cover 20% of those costs through donations.

Your contributions, no matter the size, will play a vital role in supporting our team and ensuring that CABARET comes to life on stage. Our campaign is not just about funding a production; it's about investing in the arts and supporting local talent. Plus, with exciting reward tiers and upcoming live fundraising events, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

What sets Horrorshow Productions apart? Our core values of cultivating community, playful experimentation, and mindful sustainability. We're committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where artists from all walks of life can come together to collaborate, innovate, and create something truly special. And with shows performed at the historic Alumnae Theatre in Corktown, you can trust that your support will help us enrich Toronto's local community theatre scene.

So, please consider donating to our campaign and sharing it with your networks. Together, let's make CABARET a reality.

Thank you for your support and belief in the power of theatre to bring communities together.

Sincerely,
The Cast, Orchestra, and Production Team of Horrorshow Productions’ CABARET.

$50,000 BUDGET BREAKDOWN
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  • $15,665 - Base Honorariums ($500 for each Creative, $500 for each Musician, $250 for each Actor & Core Crew, $125 for each Base Crew)
  • $8,875 - *Surplus Share (if the production generates a surplus this will be shared back to the Creative, Actors, and Crew up to $9K (doubling their base honorarium). Any additional surplus would be invested into future productions and the non-profit community theatre operations)
  • $8,074 - Venue (a two week rental of Alumnae Theatre including tech and supervisor hours)
  • $5,269 - Rights (to perform CABARET and for the scripts and sheet music)
  • $4,256 - Bar, Concessions, Merch
  • $3,180 - Set, Costumes, Props (with stretch fundraising targets to invest more into these production values)
  • $2,426 - Promo, Printing, Miscellaneous
  • $2,150 - Sound Rentals

DONATION TIERS
(For Individuals & Families)
For Businesses & Professionals see SPONSORSHIP TIERS below
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$15+ Friend
  • Exclusive early access + 10% off for tickets to CABARET
  • A Horrorshow Productions button

$30+ Supporter
  • Social media shout out
  • Plus all previous rewards

$50+ Patron
  • Limited Edition CABARET Show Poster
  • Plus all previous rewards

$75+ Champion
  • Horrorshow Productions Membership: includes an invite to our Annual General Meeting held August 2025, which will cover: production highlights, annual review of financials, next season reveal, and fundraising goals
  • Plus all previous rewards

$100+ Core Donor
  • Your name in the CABARET program (can be made in honour or in memory)
  • Horrorshow Productions T-Shirt
  • Tagged in a general 'Thank-You' video from the entire CABARET Cast
  • Plus all previous rewards

$250+ Bronze Donor
  • Signed Show Poster from the entire CABARET Cast
  • Plus all previous rewards

$500+ Silver Donor
  • 2x CABARET Tickets
  • Personalized 'Thank-You' video from a CABARET Cast Member, published to our social media
  • Plus all previous rewards

$750+ Gold Donor
  • 4x CABARET Tickets
  • Plus all previous rewards (excluding tickets)

$1000+ Platinum Donor (Associate Producer)
  • Your name and photo in the CABARET program as Associate Producer
  • 2x VIP Tickets (Front-row seating, drink tickets and more)
  • Plus all previous rewards (excluding tickets)

$2000+ Title Donor (Executive Producer)
  • Your name on the CABARET poster and program (with photo) as Executive Producer
  • Your name in the Pre-Show Thank-You's
  • 4x VIP Tickets (Front-row seating, drink tickets and more)
  • Plus all previous rewards (excluding tickets)

SPONSORSHIP TIERS
(For Businesses & Professionals)
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Each audience member will receive a premium colour printed program with sponsor logos interspersed between cast, crew, creative bios and other engaging content.

$250+ Bronze Sponsor
  • 1/8 page program ad
  • Tagged in a general 'Thank-You' video from the entire CABARET Cast, published to our social media

$500+ Silver Sponsor
  • 1/4 page program ad
  • 2x CABARET Tickets
  • Personalized 'Thank-You' video from a CABARET Cast Member, published to our social media

$750+ Gold Sponsor
  • 1/2 page program ad
  • 4x CABARET Tickets
  • Personalized 'Thank-You' video from a CABARET Cast Member, published to our social media

$1000+ Platinum Sponsor (Associate Producer)
  • Associate Producer credit in the program
  • Full-page program ad
  • 2x VIP Tickets (Front-row seating, drink tickets and more)
  • Personalized 'Thank-You' video from a CABARET Cast Member, published to our social media

$2000+ Title Sponsor (Executive Producer)
  • Logo or name on Poster (The CABARET Poster will be printed and put up across the GTA and shared/promoted digitally targeting GTA audiences)
  • Executive Producer credit in the program
  • Full-page program ad
  • 4x VIP Tickets (Front-row seating, drink tickets and more)
  • Personalized 'Thank-You' video from a CABARET Cast Member, published to our social media
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Donations 

  • Madonna Dennis
    • $40 
    • 4 d
  • Chippys Home
    • $50 
    • 5 d
  • Isabelle Nagel
    • $20 
    • 7 d
  • Ben Agnelli
    • $125 
    • 10 d
  • Dan Pyrah
    • $100 
    • 11 d
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Toronto, ON

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