We are entering our 2nd season of providing musical theatre to the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during a challenging economic time. In addition to rent for the theater itself, construction space, and other ongoing expenses, each production involves royalties, costumes, sets, lighting, sound, stipends for instrumentalists, and script costs, to name a few. A large-scale musicals cost tens of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, we are able to keep our ticket prices down with the help of dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and a loyal membership base. This support enables us to maintain a high level of excellence we have offered in our inaugural season, and in order to keep the show going, we could use help from you.
Illini Student Musicals (ISM) is the University of Illinois’s newest theatre company, dedicated to giving all students the opportunity to get involved in producing and performing high-quality musical theatre. For those of us who are passionate about theatre and all it has to offer this is an opportunity to come together, learn and create in a community unlike any other.
In order to put on a show of the caliber that we all know is possible, we are in need of your support. Donating to ISM is a wonderful opportunity to show your support to the arts and the students who are involved.
We invite you to contribute and become an ISM distinguished donor:
Copper Sponsor: Up to $49
Bronze Sponsor: $50-99
Silver Sponsor: $100-249
Gold Sponsor: $250-499
Platinum Sponsor: $500-above
All of our donors will be recognized in the official program. Proceeds will directly benefit our semesterly production (November 2013- The Wedding Singer) and the company as a whole. ISM is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization making your donations tax deductible under section 170 of the federal tax code. If you have a business or group that would like to advertise in our program, or have other resources you would like to donate to ISM, please contact us at Board@IlliniStudentMusicals.org or “Like” our page on Facebook for further opportunities.
Any and all contributions, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated and will help make our company a success! Feel free to contact us with any comments or questions at Board@IlliniStudentMusicals.org.
In addition to donating online, checks can be made payable to “Illini Student Musicals” and can be given to any member directly or mailed to 202 E John St, Unit A40, Champaign, IL, 61820.
ISM is always in need of volunteers, whether it be, building and painting the set, hanging lights, sewing costumes, ushering, marketing, playing in the orchestra, or in anyway possible, we would love and appreciate your help. If you are interested in volunteering your time and/or services to ISM, please email Board@IlliniStudentMusicals.org. Don’t forget to check back to see current staff interview and cast audition dates to join in the fun of making musical theatre.