This will be our 9th year presenting "Samhain, A Celtic Halloween"! Our first show was at the Burbank Moose Lodge in 2011. Since then we have expanded and have finally arrived at a real theatre. Last year we were slated to perform at a brewery, but the brewery found out last minute they needed a license for live music, and two weeks before the show we were homeless. We found the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, which was pure kismet, because the person who had booked the theatre for an October run, ran (literally) and left the Hudson high and dry and needing to fill the space at the last minute. So we got it for a great price.
The Hudson loved us and our show so much, they are having us back, but they can't afford that great price again, so .... we need to fund the show. The $2,000 will help pay for some of the theatre rental, as well as our sound and lighting guy, house manager, box office personnel, marketing, and of course the cast. Of course ticket sales are a big part of our budget, but with the additional cost of the theatre, we need a little help.
We need funds right away to pay for the theatre deposit. This will help us greatly. For your help, we will include your name as a sponsor in our program and on our website.
Do you have a favorite song from a past show? For a $10 you donation, you can pick a song from the list below that you would like to see in the show, which includes many songs from past shows, and we will make it so! A $35 donation gets you a song selection and one General Seat ticket to the show. A $40 donation gets you a song selection and one Preferred Seat ticket.
For a $160 (or more) donation, if you would like to be in the show, we will make it so! We will be picking one audience member in each show to help us out with a skit - would you like to be that person? We can only include one guest per show; so that's only 4 guest spots. People are donating! and now guest spots are available only for Oct 20 @ 7:00pm, Oct 27 @ 3:00 & 7:00 pm. Your $160 donation will also include two preferred seating tickets.
You can donate at any time, however, since the show needs to be written, the deadline for donations for song selection is September 10. You can donate any time after that if you would like to help out, but we can't guarantee a song selection.
If you'd just like a ticket to the show, they are on sale at: celtic-rhythms.com/samhain-tickets
Because the show has a flow and isn't a bunch of songs and dances strewn together willy-nilly, we have to stick with this list. Not all of these will definitely be in the show, not unless you pick it for your donation. If you have something else in mind, let us know, but we can't guarantee it'll be in the show if it's not on this list.
Eli the Barrow Boy
Devil Went to Dublin
Step It Out Mary
Crow on the Cradle
Crazy Man Michael
Haunted Bog (Halloween take on the Rattlin' Bog)
Ballad of Tam Lin
The Cruel Sister