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Be a STAR and help send a child “Over the Rainbow” this summer!

March 27, 2015

Be a starDid you know that businesses, clubs, organizations—or even individuals—can sponsor a child’s participation in NBYT programs? You can be a star and help a child’s personal and educational dreams come true!

The cost for our summer musical production of The Wizard of Oz is $375, but a donation of any amount can be made to the NBYT Young Actors Fund to help pay participation costs for this program or other productions throughout the coming season. Donors of $100 or more are listed in programs for one year and will also receive two complimentary tickets to a performance of The Wizard of Oz.

NBYT works with hundreds of children each year, and many of these children attend free after-school programs in New Britain public schools or come from low to moderate-income families in towns throughout our area. Some of those children would like to participate in summer programs or activities—and would greatly benefit from participation—but their families cannot afford the participation fee. Although NBYT aims to make its programs affordable, the cost is still out of reach for some families.

If you personally know a child who would like to participate in The Wizard of Oz, any business, organization, or other donor is welcome to pay for that specific child’s participation instead. All children who enroll will be cast in the show, and roles are determined based on pre-program auditions to be scheduled in May and June.

Over the past five years, NBYT has become one of the leading children’s theaters in Connecticut. As reasons for returning to NBYT, parents cite the quality staff and programs, the low cost of participation, and the gains in confidence that their children achieve. And NBYT never turns a child away for inability to pay.

To sponsor a child’s participation in NBYT’s summer musical or other programs, please send a donation to New Britain Youth Theater, P.O. Box 306, New Britain, CT 06050-0306. Donations may also be made online through PayPal (even if you don’t have a PayPal account). We would also be happy to personally pick up a check and thank you on behalf of NBYT. New Britain Youth Theater is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. To contact us with any questions, please call 860-515-8115.

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