Theatre Patrons begin membership drive

Northwestern College Theatre Patrons’ annual membership drive is under way.

They are seeking membership donations to support the college’s theatre program and students by Oct. 2, when the season opens with Jungle Book Tales.

Membership rates for the 2009–10 theatre season are $65 for an “Actor” membership, and $125 for “Actor +1” (two memberships). Patrons can also join at the “Director” ($250) or “Producer” ($500) levels.

All Theatre Patrons are recognized in show programs and receive pre-paid tickets to the season’s shows. They are also invited to a dinner-and-theatre banquet. Tickets and the banquet are valued at $38.

“Director” and “Producer” members receive two pre-paid tickets per show, a theatre T-shirt, backstage tour and $25 in concessions credit. “Producers” are also invited to a reception and receive a theatre poster.

Those interested in supporting Northwestern theatre but unable to attend any of the productions or the banquet still can join at the $30 “Understudy” (associate) membership rate.

Patrons will be notified prior to each ticketed show so they can call the box office ahead of the general public to reserve their preferred seating to shows that usually sell out.

In addition to children’s show Jungle Book Tales, the 2009–10 season also includes Ballad Hunter, Into the Woods, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and the annual directing class one acts and World Premiere Festival showcase of student-authored plays. Show details are available at

To join the Northwestern College Theatre Patrons or to receive a brochure with the 2009–10 season’s shows and dates, contact Jennifer Sabo in the theatre department, 712-707-7341 or