Bridge Street Theatre Presents Performathon Fundraiser

image002Do you (or anyone you know) have a talent you want to share with the world? This Memorial Day weekend, Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre will give you a chance to strut your stuff, whatever it may be, when they present a Performathon Fundraiser in their beautiful new Mainstage auditorium. Want to haul out that old accordion or maybe see your child perform her magic act on the stage of a professional theatre? Or perhaps you’ll hear your neighbor play ukulele, sponsor your plumber to come and tap dance, or enjoy your friend from work reciting his Shakespeare sonnet or performing that song from Les Mis. Now’s your chance!  The organization’s first-ever Performathon is the culminating event of the theatre’s push to raise $35,000 for its Capital Campaign. All proceeds go toward the Campaign and all donations are tax deductible.

As part of the event, Bridge Street Theatre will also be attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title TM for Most signatures on a piece of theatre memorabilia. They’ll begin collecting signatures on a big golden cupola (which was removed from the theatre’s roof during its recent renovation) in early May, and the attempt to reach a goal of 700 signatures will culminate at the Memorial Day weekend event. On both days of the event, $1.00 snacks will be available including hot dogs, cupcakes, and more. There will also be raffles and a 50/50, all of it in a family-friendly, county fair atmosphere. Bridge Street Theatre invites EVERYBODY to perform or just to come and enjoy all the incredible talent in our local community.

The fee to perform is $1.00 for 1 minute, with a minimum time slot of 5 minutes. You may perform for up to 30 minutes (for $30.00). All types of performance are welcome and creativity is encouraged. Performance slots are available for Saturday, May 27from 9:00am through 5:30 pm and Sunday, May 28 from 9:00am through 9:55pm with a few breaks on both days for guest performances by professional acts and for set-up and break down of the stage. There will be a “Battle of the Bands” on Saturday night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, so tell your kids that this is the time to bring their rock band over to do a set or your own band can come and perform—bands of all ages welcome. To sign up as a performer, contact Alison Davy at alison@bridgest.org or 518-943-3894.  Your slot will not be considered confirmed unless you speak directly with Alison Davy—if you leave a voicemail, it does do not count as a confirmed sign up.

For more information, visit the theatre’s website at BridgeSt.org or call their offices at 518-943-3894.

Performance Calendar
Bridge Street Theatre presents
PERFORMATHON! A Bridge Street Theatre Fundraiser
Saturday May 27: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday May 28: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Bridge Street Theatre
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Pricing:
Performers:  $1.00 per minute of stage time with a 5-minute minimum (Pay in advance or at the door with cash or check)
Donation at the door for admission to all events: $2.00 (adults); $1.00 (children 12 and under)

Further Information:
To contact Bridge Street Theatre directly, email contact@bridgest.org or call their offices at 518-943-3894. For more information on Bridge Street Theatre itself, visitBridgeSt.org.

Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

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