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Masterclass Fundraiser & Performance: A Theatrical Journey Through Wicked

March 22-23, 2024

Your Support Is Needed

Your involvement in this celebration of theatre and song could provide a strong foundation for the future enrichment of young performers in the Santa Clarita Valley, as this is a fundraiser for Raising the Curtain Foundation, a 501.c.3 nonprofit dedicated to making arts accessible and relevant to youth and families in our area. Your sponsorship is vital to fulfilling our legacy to champion the arts and nurture future talent.

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

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Brand visibility and association with the arts –

Sponsors will gain brand exposure and align their image with community support of cultural enrichment.

2

Targeted audience engagement -

This event offers sponsors a unique opportunity to directly connect with an audience passionate about theater and the arts.

3

Supporting community and youth development –

Your sponsorship is an investment in the growth of young talent in the arts and the cultural vibrancy of the Santa Clarita community.

As a sponsor, you can donate your complimentary event tickets to aspiring students in the community. This initiative, supported by nominations from local teachers and theater professionals, offers a meaningful way to enrich the experience of young, talented individuals and foster their passion for the arts. Raising the Curtain Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID: 83-1308176).

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Encore Sponsor$1,500

Standing Ovation Sponsor benefits PLUS—

  • Feature in the event newsletter.

  • Premium social media recognition.

  • Prominent logo placement on banners and promotional items.

  • Ticket bundle for all three events for one person.

  • UPGRADE Your name is engraved on a brass plate on a seat in Center rows J through W.

Standing Ovation Sponsor $1,000

Spotlight Sponsor benefits PLUS—

  • Your logo on the event landing page.

  • Social media post recognition.

  • Your name is engraved on a brass plate on a seat in rows J through W on either House Right or House Left.

Spotlight Sponsor $750

Curtain Call Sponsor benefits PLUS—

  • Logo on the community partnership page on our website.

Curtain Call Sponsor $500

  • Name listed on the community sponsorship page.

  • Mention in the event's social media posts.

  • Two tickets to attend the Saturday evening performance.

Are you interested in making a difference? Sponsor a ticket today! Buy your ticket and let us know via email that you'd like to sponsor it. By doing so, you join our initiative to donate complimentary event tickets to promising students in the community. With the help of nominations from local educators and theater experts, your contribution becomes a powerful tool in nurturing young talent and encouraging their love for the arts. Your support through the Raising the Curtain Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID: 83-1308176), offers a unique opportunity to impact the lives of aspiring artists positively.

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HOW TO SPONSOR

Scan & Give: Use our convenient QR code to donate directly.

Mail a Check. Address your donation to

Raising the Curtain Foundation

24820 Orchard Village Rd. STE A #200

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Please email us at raisingthecurtain.foundation@gmail.com to notify us of your sponsorship so we can extend our gratitude and confirm your benefits.

Schedule of Events

Friday, 6-7:30 PM:

Audition Prep Workshop

Saturday, 11 AM-1 PM:

Wicked-Themed Workshop and Showcase Rehearsal

Saturday, 7 PM-8:15 PM:

Evening Performance: A Wicked Good Time

This exclusive masterclass, led by Jenny DiNoia and Paul Peglar, offers a unique opportunity for intensive learning in a small group setting, with only 12 slots available. Participants are invited to bring a 16-bar piece they choose, which they plan to use for auditions or performances. During the workshop, Jenny and Paul will provide personalized guidance, helping each participant refine their piece, focusing on interpretation and performance skills.

Open to up to 30 participants, this workshop is themed around the popular musical “Wicked.” It allows a broader group of aspiring performers to engage in a comprehensive musical and choreography rehearsal experience. More than just skill development, this workshop offers participants a chance to experience the dynamics of a professional rehearsal environment, preparing them for real-world performance scenarios.

The event reaches its climax with an enchanting evening performance showcase featuring the talents honed during the workshops, including contributions from selected masterclass participants. The showcase will be further highlighted by special performances by Jenny DiNoia and Paul Peglar, celebrating the artistry and spirit of theater. This concert will be open to the general public.

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Jenny DiNoia: A Tour De Force of Musical Theatre

Jennifer DiNoia has made her mark in musical theater, most notably as "Elphaba" in "Wicked." She holds the record for playing this role in seven companies across four countries, including Broadway, London, Chicago, Seoul, Sydney, and two national tours. Her versatility extends beyond "Wicked," with roles in "tick, tick, BOOM!" at the Warwick Center for the Performing Arts and the Original Las Vegas Cast of "We Will Rock You," where she was an understudy for Scaramouche. She also joined the 1st National Tour of "Mamma Mia!" as an understudy for Ali. Jennifer's career reflects her passion for theater, captivating audiences with her emotional performances. Away from the stage, she cherishes her role as a mother in Brooklyn, NY, balancing her career with raising her daughter, Joules. Her journey is a source of inspiration in the performing arts community.

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Paul Peglar: Actor, Musician, Educator

Paul Peglar, based in Brooklyn, is a multifaceted artist excelling in acting, music, and education. A graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, he has graced stages like the Ford Amphitheater and appeared on screen in "Glee" and "Fame." His musical talent is highlighted in his work with Sonos, performing at events like SXSW and Sundance and collaborating with stars like Sara Bareilles.

Paul's range as a singer, pianist, and composer is showcased in various genres, including rock, R&B, and cabaret, performing with groups like Strange Weather, Lexie Lowell, Piper, and Paul. He also thrives as a music director and vocal coach in the US, UK, and Switzerland, notably at Steps On Broadway.

As a producer and host, Paul has created events for Lightning Society and Club Same Same, among others. His recent stage performance as Jonathan Larson in "tick, tick...BOOM!" demonstrates his dynamic presence. Alongside Jenny DiNoia, he leads workshops nationwide, sharing his expertise with schools, corporations, and arts institutions.

This event serves as a crucial fundraiser for the Raising the Curtain Foundation, with proceeds directly supporting our commitment to bring accessible performing arts to the Santa Clarita community. Join us in this exciting journey through the world of 'Wicked,' and play a part in fostering artistic talent and appreciation in our community.

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