This Year's Project: Facility Improvements: Phase 5 Risers
About Our Organization
Producing 70 events with attendance of more than 7,500, Community Players is one of Nebraska's most active performing arts organizations. Community Players connects our community through opportunities to perform, learn, collaborate, and be entertained. Classic shows, new works, educational programs, and special events inspire our community to be a better place through the arts. Six shows in our regular season of musicals and plays bring together performers from throughout Southeast Nebraska. Three family/youth productions featuring young performers educates the next generation. Several other special live events and collaborations expand the impact of the theatre. The lights never go out at Community Players.
Current Project: Facility Improvements: Phase 5 Risers
This year CP is raising funds that will support purchasing new audience risers and improved handrails for the auditorium. We are targeting $10,000 for this year's goal to go towards the total $60,000+ cost of new risers and handrails.
Over the past three years CP has steady made improvements throughout our facility as part of a multi-part renovation and reinvigoration campaign. Thanks to contributions from Big Give and other sources, we were recently able receive a $97,000 grant from the state of Nebraska. This puts us within range of our final project goal of $222,000. The risers are the final phase of this facility campaign.
Why replace the risers?
· The current risers were custom built for CP in the early 1980s.
· Hundreds of thousand (if not a lot more) of feet have trod the risers, leading to wear and tear that is now difficult to repair/maintain.
· New risers mean new, better handrails!
· Our auditorium is actually intended to frequently change the seating arrangement. Due to challenges with the current risers it has been 13 years since we reconfigured the seating!