Thank you for supporting the performing arts in our community by advertising in previous Garfield Center for the Arts Program Ad Books.  Without the generous support of local businesses and organizations, the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre could not sustain operations.  Ticket sales account for only about 25% of the revenue required to operate the theatre.  The balance comes from gifts, donations and advertisers like you. Thank you!

During ‘normal’ times our advertisers have the potential to reach over 10,000 diverse audience members. Our printed programs are distributed at all of our productions and are a great way for local businesses and organizations to show their support for the theatre and get some additional exposure.

But 2020 was not a ‘normal’ year…

As our community adjusted to social distancing, more time at home and less potential for socializing, the Garfield worked on ways to reach out to our community. To provide a much needed escape, to see familiar faces, to laugh, to sing. GCTV was born out of this desire to continue to provide the arts to our community. Through the digital platform we are able to be in the homes of our audience members. While this has created wonderful performance opportunities for our local artists it has also provided an additional platform to showcase our advertisers.  Even though we were not able to offer program books, slides of our 2020 advertisers were included in the intro of all GCTV performances, advertisers were featured weekly on the Garfield Facebook page and listed on our website. Our GCTV performances had over 20,000 viewers!

Theatres and performance venues like the Garfield Center need your continued support to be able to fully re-open and thrive in our community. As we enter the Spring of 2021 the Garfield is already rehearsing for our first production. We will again have performers on our stage even if we cannot yet have an audience in our building. The Garfield has created a flexible season for 2021 to be able to provide live performances, in-person when possible, and alternate titles if regulations change and we need to quickly adjust to meet the needs of our community.

Opening the 2021 season is 1959 Pink Thunderbird. Running for a total of 4 performances on April 30, May 1, May 7 and May 8, the production will be streamed live from the stage for online ticket buyers only. There will be no live audiences inside the theatre. Written by James McLure, the program features two separate one acts whose characters, settings and events are related to one another. Jennifer Kafka Smith directs Laundry and Bourbon and Steven Arnold directs Lone Star.

Short Attention Span Theatre will be a live outdoor event for live audiences. Taking place July 23, 24, 30 and 31, it will once again feature a collection of 10-minute plays that will include premieres by local playwrights. The location for the outdoor event is still to be determined.

Opening September 24, and running three weekends will be the stage comedy Clue. Written by Sandy Rustin, based upon the works by Jonathan Lynn, and with additional materials by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, the production was previously planned for the 2020 season but was cancelled due to the pandemic. Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. Bradley Chaires will direct the comedy.

Shrek The Musical will end the 2021 Garfield Center for the Arts season. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Jennifer Kafka Smith will direct the production which will run December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19.

We consider you our champions and hope that you will consider continuing your support of the Garfield even if we are unable to distribute programs at this time. We have created alternate methods to honor and recognize our champions in a digital format that will be widely distributed on social media, through our website and as part of our streaming programming.

New Rates for 2021 GCA Champion Listing:
We have updated our rates for 2021 to reflect the digital medium we plan to utilize.

DIGITAL FORMAT

DIGITAL RATE

Name only

$165

Small logo
(200px max)

$330

Medium logo
(400px max)

$700

Large logo

(600px max)

$1000

Individual slide

$2000

The theatre will issue an invoice for your contribution in May 2021.  Please email a hi-res version of your logo no later than April 16. Logo files should be JPG or PDF.

Click here to complete our 2021 Champion Listing Form

We know that this has been a difficult year for many and we understand if you are unable to commit. We look forward to seeing you again in our audience and in the pages of our program books!

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