Peppermint Creek Theatre Launches A New Riser Campaign

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July 24, 2023

October 2023 Update: 
YOU DID IT! YOU HELPED US REACH OUR GOAL TO PURCHASE A NEW RISER SEATING SYSTEM!

In July, we set a goal to purchase a riser system for our new home at Stage One Performing Arts Center to improve sight lines for our audiences. We are committed to making our patron experience as top-notch as possible. We are so excited to be let you know that as of October, we reached our fundraising goal! We were able to purchase new risers, which will greatly enhance your theater-going experience at Stage One. We have been overwhelmed by way the community supported us and lifted us up to achieve this goal. 

Even more than the financial support, we have appreciated and relished the kind notes, conversations and stories of how much Peppermint Creek Theatre means to you and to our community. We create theatre for you and to make our community a better place, and this campaign has encouraged and uplifted us to know we’re doing just that.

Thank you for your belief in us and our mission. Thank you for financially making this goal possible. And thank you for your support and participation in the arts in Lansing. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre soon!

WE DID IT!  AFTER MORE THAN 28 YEARS, PEPPERMINT CREEK THEATER COMPANY HAS FOUND A NEW HOME.

Beginning with our November production of The Prom by Bob Martin & Chad Bedguelin, Peppermint Creek Theatre will be performing at STAGE ONE, the newly created performance space at Sycamore Creek Church in Eastwood.

This first season at STAGE ONE will feature two huge musicals, two brand-new plays making their mid-Michigan premiere, and a season of plays as dynamic and thought-provoking as you’ve come to expect from PCTC. Our new home will boast so many elements we’ve gone without as an itinerant theatre up til now: an actual backstage area, room to store props, a proper light and sound booth, a main stage curtain, a lobby and café area, and above all – lots of space for us to create and for patrons to enjoy themselves while they attend our productions.

BUT WHAT ABOUT SEATING?

Peppermint Creek is committed to providing the best experience for our audiences in this newly renovated performance space.  STAGE ONE can provide 200 chairs for on-the-floor seating but we want to do better than that!  Our dream is to create tiered riser seating to provide the best site lines for our audience members.  Our goal is to have tiered riser seating in place by opening night of our first performance in this space. We have researched our options and have found that for $23,000 we can have tiered seating made to specifications in time for our first performance at STAGE ONE.

WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO THIS! OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $23,000 BY OCTOBER 15th.
JOIN THE PEPPERMINT CREEK FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS AND MAKE OUR RISER CAMPAIGN TO RAISE $23,000 A SUCCESS!

DONORS OF $1,000 OR MORE WILL BE RECOGNIZED ON OUR DONOR WALL AT STAGE ONE.

We realize that this is a quick push campaign to reach an important goal. But we also know that our patrons have supported us since we began producing in 1995, incorporated as a non-profit in 2003, and have followed us to over 15+ venues across Lansing as an itinerant theatre producing great work. Never before have we been able to put down roots and call a space a HOME. Until now. We know you celebrate STAGE ONE as much as we do, and we look forward to making this RISER CAMPAIGN a success, with your help.

Donate today here on our website, or send a check to Peppermint Creek Theatre Co (11550 Barnes Hwy, Eaton Rapids MI 48827). And we’ll keep you up to date on how our campaign goals are going as we approach the grand opening of STAGE ONE in October.

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Peppermint Creek is your community theatre. We exist to serve you – to provide the highest quality theatre in our region, and beyond. Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to current needs and opportunities for the future of the theatre.