Underwriting a Production


Many people do not realize the expenses associated with each production that takes the Plaza stage.  Performance rights, costumes, props, music and other needs can cost $3,000 to $10,000 per production.  We rely on the generous support of local individuals and businesses to help us defray these costs, and underwriting a show provides benefits to the donors as well.


How much does it cost to underwrite a production?  Underwriting a show varies based on the cost of the show rights, music, costumes and set production.  Contact the Plaza office details on underwriting a specific production.


How will the money be used?  You will help us secure performance rights and pay for sets costumes and other production expenses.


What if I can't afford to underwrite a production by myself?  Can I still help support the theatre by being an underwriter?  Yes, two or more underwriters may jointly support a production.


What do I receive in return?  In addition to tax benefits,


  • You'll be listed above the title of the production on this web site as well as on posters and playbills; in newspaper advertisements and articles in regional media; and on t-shirts (if the production elects to have one).  The usual format would be:


The Plaza Theatre, Inc.

on Monterey Square in Wharton, Texas

and You, Our Generous Underwriter


Title of Production

  • If you underwrite one of the plays, you'll receive 30 tickets if the production is a musical or 20 tickets if it is a non-musical.  You may use these tickets any way you wish (invite friends, family, business associates, employees, clients . . . ).


  • You'll also receive a full page advertisement on the back of the playbill.  If you do not have a business to advertise, you might want to honor a relative or friend or your favorite charity.  (Honorees must be approved by the theatre's board of directors.)


  • No matter which type of production you underwrite, you'll receive reserved seats to the performance of your choice.


The Plaza Theatre, Inc., is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, so contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by United States Tax Code.


For more information on underwriting a production at the Plaza, contact us.