Ever dreamed of starring in a Broadway show? Being up on stage, bathed in the bright light, all eyes on you? Not the kind of dream where you're naked on stage and everyone's laughing at you, but a real live starring role in a real live show?
Well, The Button Theatre is offering you a chance to make that dream a reality! Read on for the press release and more information!
Button Theatre, Gwinnett County's newest professional theater company, offers walk on role For Sale in up coming show "Barefoot in the Park"
May 21, 2008 - Gwinnett County, Georgia
In an innovative twist to generate community interest in Button Theatre, Director Celia Rosenblum is selling the opportunity to become a "Star" for the night. The role for sale, which can be played by any adult, is a walk-on in Neil Simon's comedy classic "Barefoot in the Park." The company has chosen to donate a portion of the ticket sales from the play to the Gwinnett fine arts festival "Barefoot in the Park" as part of their continuing community outreach.
"This role an exciting opportunity for anyone to experience theatre from the performer's point-of-view," says Rosenblum.
"Barefoot in the Park" is a comedy about young newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter as they move into their first Manhattan apartment, a breath-stealing five-flight climb. Their romantic start is given a shake-up as the conservative young lawyer and the vivacious wife work through their differences, as well as intrusions from her mother and the eccentric neighbor in the attic.
The walk-on role is an elderly delivery person from Lord and Taylor. After trudging up five flights of stairs, he or she staggers into the apartment. Exhausted and out of breath, the delivery person must deliver the package to Corie and get her to sign for it, all without saying a word. Finally, he or she stumbles out of the apartment to brave the stairs once more.
Button Theatre is offering two deals for a chance to be a performer for the night.
Individuals may purchase the role for any performance. The cost is $100, and any audience members who mentions the individual's name when purchasing a ticket will receive $5 off the ticket price.
Groups or corporations may purchase the role for three nights. They may choose one individual to play the role for all three nights or give the role to three different people. The cost is $500 and includes 30 tickets to be split among the three performances.
"The role would make a wonderful birthday, graduation gift or employee incentive," says Rosenblum. "Our hope is that the community will become involved in the production, and that involvement will help us to give back to Gwinnett County."
"Barefoot in the Park" will run July 5-27, 2008, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Anyone interested in buying the role is asked to contact Button Theatre at 770-831-0591 or email email@example.com.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens or students. All performances will be held at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth, GA 30097. Telephone 770-831-0591.
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