The Lamoille County Players, stewards of the historic Hyde Park Opera House, have received a Cultural Facilities Matching Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. The grant, in the amount of $25,200.00, is designating for upgrades to the stage lighting system. Because it is a matching grant, the Players must raise $25,200.00 quickly to take full advantage of this opportunity.
The lighting and electrical system in the historic Hyde Park Opera House has reached the point where it is outdated and ineffective. LCP needs to modernize their lighting for a number of reasons, such as: modern lighting systems would provide a vast improvement in energy efficiency; the support bars are difficult to access and we must replace them to ensure the safety of our casts, crews, and audience; and creatively, a new system will enable LCP to enhance their theatrical productions with an improved color spectrum and lighting capabilities.
The Players have contracted with Production Advantage of Williston to design and build the new lighting system, which must be completed before September 2020 to meet the Vermont Arts Council's requirements.
With several donation levels and rewards available, the Players are reaching out to the entire region to meet this fundraising goal:
Moonlight donation of $10 - $99: Recognized with your name in their 2020 programs
Starlight donation of $100 - $249: Your name in their 2020 programs, and 2 tickets to show of your choice
High Noon donation of $250 - $499: Your name in their 2020 programs, and 4 tickets to show of your choice
Lightning Flash donation of $500 - $999: Your name in their 2020 programs, and 2 season tickets
Meteor Shower donation of $1,000 or $4,999: Your name in in their 2020 programs, and 4 season tickets
Aurora Borealis donation of $5,000 or more: Your name in their 2020 programs, 4 season tickets, and recognition on a special plaque to be displayed on the wall of the Hyde Park Opera House
If you can help, donate online on Facebook: Lamoille County Players fundraiser for NEW lighting system, or send a check payable to Lamoille County Players to P.O. Box 9, Hyde Park VT 05655
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