You are invited to become a 25th Anniversary Festival Sponsor

 

2019 will mark the 25th year of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. In that time, the Festival has grown from its early days outdoors in Jackson’s Ella Sharp Park to become one of the most artistically acclaimed professional theaters in Michigan. We are very proud of this milestone and we invite you to share in the celebration by becoming a sponsor. Here are three reasons for considering sponsorship:

     ✦ Sponsorship is good for your business. Your sponsorship tells your clients, employees and the public that your organization is a responsible corporate citizen that supports the arts. Your name will be prominently featured in our mailings, electronic media and on site at the theatre. Besides recognition, sponsorship carries many benefits depending on the level you choose including discounts, invitations to private receptions and much more.

     ✦ Sponsorship is good for our community. Your sponsorship helps make sure that professional live theater is available to the people of our community. The MSF is both a cultural gem that enhances the quality of life here and also an economic engine that draws visitors to our area from the entire region. We frankly would not have lasted 25 years without sponsorship support because only about half of our annual costs are covered by ticket sales. The rest comes from donors and sponsors.

     ✦ Sponsorship is good for you. There is nothing like settling down in your seat as the lights dim and the audience is transported into another world of experience. Imagine how good it will feel to know that you and your company have been instrumental in bringing an experience that is hard to quantify in terms of dollars.

Sponsorship packages range from $1,000 to $25,000 with increasing benefits with each rising level. We hope to talk with you soon to discuss what feels right for you and your company.

Festival Underwriter • $25,000

(two available)

• Generous credit as underwriter of the entire 2019 25th Anniversary Festival season in      advertising, posters, brochures, website, program, newsletters, and all e-blasts.

• Public acknowledgment during the curtain speech before each Festival performance.

• Full page ad in the Festival program.

• 25 tickets to the Opening Night Performance along with complimentary invitations to the  Afterglow Party to meet the company

• 12 additional season tickets for employees or clients

• Festival underwriter employee discount on individual tickets

• VIP Guest invitation to the Company Welcome Party

Festival Show Underwriter • $10,000

(three available – one per show title)

• Generous credit as Show Sponsor of one of the 2019 Productions (King Lear, The Two Gentlemen  of Verona, and Cyrano de Bergerac) in posters, brochures, website, program, newsletters, and all  e-blasts.

• Public acknowledgment during the curtain speech before each of the performances of your

production

• Full page ad in the Festival program

• Logo placement on-site at the Festival

• 10 VIP tickets to the Opening Night Performance along with complimentary invitations to the  Afterglow Party to meet the company

• VIP Guest invitation to the Company Welcome Party

• 10 complimentary season tickets for employees or clients

Festival Community Partner • $5,000

• Generous credit as a Community Partner (in conjunction with Festival Sponsors and Show  Sponsors) in season brochures, website, program, newsletters and all e-blasts.

• 5 VIP tickets to the Opening Night Performance along with complimentary invitations to the  Afterglow Party to meet the company

• 5 complimentary season tickets for employees or clients

• One Half-page ad in the Festival program

Festival Sponsor $2,500

• Recognition as a Festival sponsor in program, on website, and selected e-blasts

• 2 VIP tickets to the Opening Night Performance along with complimentary invitations to the  Afterglow Party to meet the company

• 2 complimentary season tickets for employees or clients

• One Quarter-page ad in the Festival program

Bard Talk Sponsor $1,000

Bard talks are held before performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm. Theatre professionals share theatre history and other information about our productions.

• Public acknowledgement prior to a Bard Talk

• Recognition as a Festival sponsor in the program, on the website, and in selected e-blasts

• 1 VIP to ticket to the Opening Night Performance along with a complimentary invitation to the  Afterglow Party to meet the company

• One Eighth-page ad in the Festival program

• Recognition as a Bard Talk sponsor in the program and on the website.

Materials Sponsorships

In addition to talented directors, actors, designers, and technicians, it takes a large amount of “stuff” to produce the award-winning shows of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. We are always purchasing materials to build sets and to build and alter costumes; we also have technical upgrades and repairs we make each season to our lighting, sound, and special effects equipment. The following sponsorship offer an affordable way to show your support:

• Festival Sound Sponsor, $1,500 (one available)

• Festival Lighting Sponsor, $1,500 (one available)

• Set Sponsor $1,500 (three available, one per show)

• Costume Sponsor, $1,200 (three available, one per show title)

• Properties Sponsor, $500 (three available, one per show title)

• Festival Makeup Sponsor, $500 (one available)

All of the above Material Sponsorships offer:

• Recognition as a materials sponsor for their designated area in the program and on the website

• Logo placement on-site at the Festival

• One Eighth-page ad in the Festival program

• Two tickets to the opening night performan

• Two invitations to the opening night Afterglow Party to meet the company

MSF Sponsorship Package

For more information on becoming a Festival Sponsor,

please contact our office at:

GM@MichiganShakespeareFestival.com

2019 MainStage Performances in Jackson, MI and Canton, MI

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