Friday, August 12, 2011

Afterthought looking to raise funds online for "The Wiz"

Trent Hines, music director for "The Wiz," and Mary Louise Lee rehearse July 27 at Dayton Street Theatre in Aurora. Lee will play Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wiz." (Heather L. Smith/Aurora Sentinel)
The Afterthought Theatre Company is hoping for a little help from its friends for the production of its first musical.
The resident company at the Dayton Street Theatre in Aurora has launched a fundraising page on to drum up a minimum of $6,500 for its upcoming mounting of the musical "The Wiz." The company must raise the minimum by Sept. 11 receive any donations from the site.

According to the theater company, the donations will help cover “royalties and production costs such as materials, costumes, marketing and promotion” associated with the Afterthought’s first musical.

The Afterthought Theatre Company’s production of “The Wiz” will run Aug. 26 to Sept. 24 at the Dayton Street Theatre, 1468 Dayton St.

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