Premiering Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m., ‘From Our Home To Yours’ features entertainment from some of Young Auditorium’s most beloved performers.
(Young Auditorium submission) While dealing with the financial effects of a temporary shutdown, Young Auditorium is getting extremely creative with its latest fundraising event, a first-of-its-kind virtual-telethon. Premiering Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., From Our Home To Yours is a digital video presentation featuring performances donated by some of Young Auditorium’s most beloved theatrical artists and musicians. All proceeds earned from this event will directly support Young Auditorium’s general operations fund, reinforcing the venue’s efforts to provide the highest quality arts entertainment and community outreach programs.
While highlighting the important role our venue plays in the campus and local communities, the From Our Home To Yours presentation is filled with outstanding music, theatre, and dance performances from entertainers who already have a special connection to Young Auditorium. Participating artists like The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, magician Bill Blagg, and the South Chicago Dance Theatre have each called Young Auditorium home…at least for an evening or two in the past.
The employees and volunteers who spend time here truly feel that Young Auditorium is a second home. For each event we present, we try to give our patrons, and the artists themselves, that same comfortable feeling. And while we’re not open for live, in-person events just yet, the ‘From Our Home To Yours’ program is designed to help bring some of the comforts of Young Auditorium into the homes of our supporters.
~Aaron Wesolowski, Marketing Manager – Young Auditorium
Following guidelines set forth by state and university officials, Young Auditorium temporarily closed its doors to the general public on March 14th, 2020, forcing the venue to cancel all remaining performances scheduled as part of its 2019-2020 season.
“The loss of ticket revenue experienced since the emergency shut-down is of great concern to our organization. With an estimated loss of approximately $200,000 just this fall, Young Auditorium is looking to the community we serve to help us come back stronger than ever. When the time comes to reopen our doors for live, in-person events and outreach activities, we want to be able to exceed the expectations of both loyal customers AND new patrons.”
~Shannon Dozoryst, Director – Young Auditorium
During the From Our Home To Yours telethon event, individuals will be encouraged to make donations using Young Auditorium’s online platform (https://www.uww.edu/youngauditorium/2020-home). The first 50 individuals to set up recurring monthly donations will even be offered a special Young Auditorium VIP pack. All proceeds earned from the event will go directly to the Young Auditorium General Operating fund, allowing the venue to move forward with planning initiatives for short and long-term goals including enhancements to digital programming, community outreach presentations, and arts education initiatives.
SAVE THE DATE:
From Our Home to Yours – Young Auditorium Virtual Fundraising Event
Premiere Week: Thursday, October 15th (7PM) – Thursday, October 22nd
(Presentation will remain available through December 2020)
To watch the virtual fundraiser, and to make your donation, simply visit the Young Auditorium ‘From Our Home To Yours’ website (https://www.uww.edu/youngauditorium/2020-home), or tune in to the Young Auditorium YouTube page starting October 15th at 7:00 p.m. While viewers are highly encouraged to participate during premiere week (10/15-10/22), the video presentation will remain available through the end of the calendar year. No purchase is necessary, but donations are strongly encouraged.
Although our theatre remains temporarily dark this fall, Young Auditorium has multiple opportunities available to watch high quality digital programming from the comfort of your home.
For complete event listings, performance descriptions, and instructions for purchasing and/or accessing
digital content, please visit youngauditorium.com.