SUPPORT THE POWER OF LIVE THEATER!As a nonprofit theater dedicated to illuminating the American experience, we rely on the generosity of donors to support our award-winning productions as well as our innovative educational and community engagement programs. Ticket sales only cover 40% of our costs, making our supporters crucial to delivering great work to our stage. We can’t do it without you.
With longstanding ties to Sierra Madre and the greater San Gabriel Valley, we remain committed to engaging a diverse audience and inspiring the next generation of artists and theater lovers.
Give the Gift of Live Theater to School ChildrenEach winter/spring approximately 2,000 students from school districts around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley experience the joy of live theater through our Theater for Young Audiences program. In 2018, SMP is presenting Nothing is the Same, by Y. York, a comic drama that takes place in Hawaii, just following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and examines friendship and trust when war invades the lives of four 11-year olds in particular.
By offering deeply discounted tickets to public schools, SMP offers opportunities for schoolchildren to experience a children’s play or musical on stage, followed by conversations with the cast and director, and robust educational programming led by an experienced theater educator. Past productions include A Wrinkle in Time, Charlotte’s Web, Einstein is a Dummy and Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Our Theater for Young Audiences program extends and amplifies classroom learning --- and for many local students, this is the first play they’ve ever seen. Since 2014, Sierra Madre Playhouse has welcomed nearly 4,500 students from 10 school districts around the region to more than 50 special weekday matinees.
Participating students learn about the process and teamwork involved in telling a story on stage, and each teacher is provided with a study guide for reading the book with their students. Lessons are standards-based and engage students in multiple subjects, from Language Arts to STEAM.
Help us inspire the next generation of theater lovers and sponsor one or more students, or even a whole class! Help up keep the TYA program going strong by sponsoring a student ($15), a carpool ($75), a class ($450) or a performance ($1500).
Every gift counts and will bring the joy of live theater to more students!
Corporate Sponsorships and Planned GivingFor information about corporate sponsorships and planned giving opportunities, please contact Managing Director, Estelle Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Supporters - The Marquee Circle
The Sierra Madre Playhouse thanks the following members of the
Marquee Circle for their generous contributions in support of our work.
Foundations, Grants, & Underwriters
Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation
Sierra Madre Community Foundation
Angels ($5,000 and higher)
Ward &Louise Calaway
David & Maggi Gordon
Paul Van Dorpe &
Producers ($2,500 - $4,999)
Backers ($1,000 - $2,499)
Aileen Rogers Trust
Cate Caplin Foundation
Jeff & Susan Davidson
Rotary Club of Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre Civic Club
Darren & Michelle Winkley
Promoters ($500 - $999)
Mindy & Jim Halls
Anne Scott Putney & Rodney & Joan Spears
Fran Syverson (in honor of Nissa Syverson)
Joseph Widman & Vanessa Silberman