Super Summer Theatre to Receive $600,000 Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged to support SUPER SUMMER THEATRE through a $600,000 grant. The grant will be paid in two installments. $100,000 will be given to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE immediately, and $500,000 will be paid to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE after the Theatre raises $500,000 in matching funds.
"We thank the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for the opportunity to sustain our Theatre's future and assist us in our efforts to promote theatrical arts in Southern Nevada," states Jerry Brooks, Chairman of SUPER SUMMER THEATRE. "As we have grown, it has been necessary to secure a location for auditions, rehearsals, set building, and office space. This grant will allow us to maintain our SST Studios and the theatre grounds in Spring Mountain Ranch State Park."
The grant from the Reynolds Foundation will be the largest gift that SUPER SUMMER THEATRE has ever received. The Foundation is making the grant in recognition of Dr. Keith Boman, who is retiring this year from the Foundation's Board of Trustees after 20 years of service. Dr. Boman has been a long-time supporter of SUPER SUMMER THEATRE and a member of the Theatre's Advisory Board.
The funds from the Reynolds Foundation grant will create a ten-year maintenance reserve fund and will also enable several important capital improvements, including a new roof and siding for the stage, landscape, parking, and energy improvements, renovation of the concession stand and lighting booth, and the purchase of theatrical and sound equipment.
The 2014 Season opened with Monty Python's Spamalot in June and continues with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in July, Shrek The Musical in August, and finishes with Arsenic and Old Lace in September. The 2015 40th Anniversary Season will include the May Season Opener, Keepin' it Country, Big Fish in June, Bye Bye Birdie in July, Tarzan in August, and Lend Me a Tenor in September.