Sunday, June 27, 2010

No increase in fees for Audi

From the inbox:
The Friends of the Concord City Auditorium JUNE 2010 UPDATE

Greetings and Thanks to All as the 2009-2010 season starts its final week…
The wonderful cooperative spirit of all the Audi’s Friends – presenters, producers,
performers, and audience – has filled the theatre’s 105th year with its busiest schedule ever and the final item on the “wish list” we wrote together in July 1991.
We are delighted to report that thanks to all your help – working at the Pitch In, providing gracious hospitality, respecting and preserving the historic house, conserving the energy by monitoring lights and HVAC, adjusting schedules to allow the maximum use of the theatre, and promoting the Flyspace Project – the City-Friends Memorandum of Understanding meeting agreed there would be no increase in fees for the coming season!

The season ends and the Flyspace Project begins… Here’s the schedule:
Tuesday, July 6 -- Sapsis Rigging will begin installation of the new rigging system.
and we’ll have a preview glimpse of the system on
Sunday, July 11 – 6pm THE FRIENDS OF THE AUDI ANNUAL MEETING starts with a true POT LUCK SUPPER and includes year-end committee reports plus naming The Friend of the Year and The Golden Pineapple Award recipients! Everyone is welcome!
And…during the summer…the City’s General Services Department will complete a project upgrading all the windows in the Audi – a great energy-saving improvement!

Here’s the Update on the Flyspace Project Fundraising: Thanks to over 800 local Friends and some very special supporters, we are within $15,000. of reaching our goal! If you haven’t “chipped in” a “brick” yet, we hope you will get a check in the mail to Audi Friends, PO Box 652, Concord 03302 soon!

All summer long, the Audi Dollhouse generously donated by Winnie and Bob Baker to benefit the Flyspace Project will be displayed around town at Imagination Village, the former Suitcase storefront, First Colebrook Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, and at the Saturday markets. Raffle tickets are $2 or 6 for $5 – and the very lucky winner will be drawn at the GALA on September 19.

Speaking of lucky winners – Tom and Rita Curtis of Concord won the pair of Southwest Airlines tickets when their butterfly card #461 was drawn by Mayor Jim Bouley and Friends President Abby Lange at the May 10 City Council meeting!

More dates to mark on your calendars:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 23-24-25 – 9am-noon and 6-9pm – PITCH IN!
Sunday, September 19, 6pm – The 20th Annual Season-Opening GALA!

Marketing Committee Update:
We’re working on ideas for co-promoting the Audi’s 2010-2011 shows! Do you have special skills you’d like to use helping create posters, ads, press releases, or special events? There are no large time commitments. It’s just an opportunity to share your talents to help develop our community-based A&E…and to help build your portfolio or resume…and to work with other groups cooperatively promoting your shows and theirs. Cross-pollinating works for apples. Why not for shows? Sound interesting? Please hit reply and we’ll be in touch.

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