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.