Greensboro, N.C., January 4, 2013
Community Theatre buys Broach for $1.24M
Check out this article from NEWS & RECORD!
Greensboro, N.C., July 24, 2012
Downtown Office Space for Rent at 520 S. Elm Street!
We currently have two office suites availabe for rent:
6 month or 1 Year Lease
Greensboro, N.C., February 21, 2012
Greensboro, N.C., February 10, 2012
Please help CTG buy our first home!
CTG's $2 million capital campaign to buy 520 South Elm Street nears $1.1 million
CTG's capital campaign to purchase the property at 520 South Elm Street (the Broach Theatre) has now passed the half-way point, with nearly $1.1 million in gifts and pledges.
While CTG still must raise about $900,000 in order to complete the campaign, CTG Executive Director Mitchel Sommers and Campaign Co-chairs Sally B. Cone and Adrian Smith are thrilled with the campaign's trajectory to date.
"To pass the half-way point, we've secured a host of very generous gifts and pledges from individuals, families, organizations, and businesses," explains Sommers. "And now it's time to rev up our efforts even further and engage everyone in our community who has been touched by CTG over the past 62 years."
Greensboro, N.C., November 12, 2011
"There's No Place Like Home!"
CTG Launches a $2 Million Capital Campaign
To Purchase Property at 520 South Elm Street (The Broach Theatre)
In the "quiet phase," the campaign raised more than $750,000
Founded 62 years ago, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is the oldest arts organization in Guilford County. And for all 62 years, CTG has been searching for a home of its own.
For the first time, CTG has the opportunity to realize our dream of owning a home and providing greatly enhanced services to our community. The property at 520 South Elm Street (currently known as the Broach Building) is available, and CTG is undertaking a $2 million capital campaign to purchase the property, fund minimal renovations, and establish a permanent endowment fund and a program fund to enhance operations and programming.
CTG embarked upon the "quiet phase" of this campaign several months ago. To date, we've raised more than $750,000—over 37% of our $2 million goal—with gifts and pledges from more than 35 donors, including several lead gifts:
- Barbara and Herman Cone, Jr., Family: $250,000
- The Cemala Foundation: $150,000
- Dr. Donald L. and Sandra L. Henson: $100,000
This is a great start! However, CTG has not purchased the property yet; we need to raise an additional $1.25 million to make our dream come true.
Thousands of people have been touched by CTG over the past 62 years. CTG is hopeful that all of our supporters will come together to help us buy the property at 520 South Elm Street, enabling us to expand our performance schedule, provide theatre education opportunities for hundreds more young people, and serve as a growth engine for Downtown Greensboro.
The campaign provides a variety of tax-deductible giving opportunities. Donors at all levels will be recognized. Naming opportunities range from $600,000 to name the entire building, to $3,000/$2,500 for theatre seat plaques, to $250 for commemorative bricks.
For more information, please call the CTG Campaign Office at (336) 333-7470, x207.
Greensboro, N.C., September 9, 2011
Share your story
CTG wants to hear from you! Please let us know how CTG has had an impact on your life:
your first audition experience,
your first role,
what you have gained from being involved in CTG,
a class or camp you have taken that was particularly enjoyable or meaningful,
a volunteer job you have completed,
why you are a part of CTG,
how CTG is helping you achieve your personal goals,
or anything else that comes to mind when you think of us!
Email your “story” to Cindy Hawkes, Development Coordinator.
Greensboro, N.C., June 25, 2010
Watch CTG's Mitchel Sommers on
Cable 8 — Greensboro Community TV
CTG's very own Mitchel Sommers, Executive Director, will be featured on Jay Lambeth's show on:
June 29 at 1:30 pm
July 2 at 8:30 pm
July 6 at 7:30 am
July 8 at 9:00 pm
“Good morning, Greensboro!”
COMMUNITY THEATRE OF GREENSBORO
ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 SEASON
Last-minute inclusion of HAIRSPRAY energizes CTG, Guilford County’s oldest arts organization
Greensboro, N.C., May 21, 2010 — Just two weeks ago, the staff and Board of the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) thought they had put the finishing touches on the organization’s 61st season. But then lightening struck in the form of an e-mail announcing that the rights were available for Hairspray, the smash Broadway musical that won eight Tony Awards.
“We’ve been trying for years to secure the rights to Hairspray,” explains CTG Executive Director Mitchel Sommers. “And for years we’ve been turned down. So when we found out that the rights were finally available, we jumped on it immediately! It’s a perfect fit with the rest of our 2010-2011 season.”
Hairspray, with its underlying theme of the fight against racial intolerance—set to a rollicking, 1960’s dance-music score—is a natural for CTG, an organization committed to diversity and non-traditional casting. It rounds out a season in which every production features main characters searching for something important:
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (running September 24 - October 3, 2010): Six quirky middle-school students in the throes of puberty vie to win the ultimate spelling bee and prove—to themselves and others—that they are winners.
- The Wizard of Oz (running November 12 – 21, 2010): In CTG’s 16th annual production, Dorothy is still trying to find her way home, as her friends search for what they’re missing: brains, heart, and courage.
- Periphery (running February 18 – 27, 2011): In honor of the first anniversary of the opening of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, CTG is reviving its original play about regular Greensboro residents dealing with the social upheavals caused by the Woolworth’s Sit-Ins of 1960.
- Hairspray (running April 7 - 17, 2011): In 1962, Tracy Turnblad, a plump Baltimore teen, realizes her dream when she is cast as a dancer on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV phenomenon. Immediately, Tracy becomes a celebrity and tries capitalizing on her new status to integrate the show—while not disturbing her amazing hairdo!
- 13 – The Musical (running from May 13 - 15, 2011): Twelve-year-old Evan Goldman is dealing with his parents’ divorce, moving to Appleton, Indiana, from New York City, and preparing for his Bar Mitzvah—all at the same time. Evan just wants is to stop feeling like an outcast and be accepted by the cool kids; naturally, his journey is filled with bumps and bruises.
CTG’s 2010-2011 Season Memberships are now available. Season Members may purchase either a three-production package (Spelling Bee, Periphery, and Hairspray) or a five-production package (Spelling Bee, Wizard, Periphery, Hairspray, and 13). For more information, call (336) 333-7470, x206, or visit www.ctgso.org.
About the Community Theatre of Greensboro (www.ctgso.org)
Founded in 1949, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is the oldest arts organization in Guilford County. In these uncertain economic times—when other arts groups are struggling across the country—CTG is growing stronger by reaching out to a wider segment of our community and focusing on our mission: Bringing our diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of theatre. Our goal is to help everyone in our community share in the excitement of participating in theatre—as actors, backstage crew, or audience members. Because of our commitment to diversity, non-traditional casting is a priority for us.