Clara needs a new throne...help a girl out!

About the Project

Clara needs a new throne.  Please help a girl out!

Clara's throne is not sufficient to meet her needs - it needs an overhaul, with beautiful accessories.  Nope - not talking about THAT throne with tissue rolls and plungers and such, but the stage throne fit for the young girl who saves the Nutcracker prince, with accessories that will make it stable and safe, yet as pretty as Clara!  

MBT's 27th annual production of The Nutcracker opens on December 4th at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville.  Our awesome all-volunteer stage crew is working on a good structure for a new throne, but we're definitely spending some money to make it safe, stable, and as beautiful as Clara!

The less moo-lah we spend on props and sets, the more moo-lah we put back into our programming!  For instance, we're hoping to give away over 200 tickets this year to youth and families who may not often have the opportunity to see a live ballet performance!

Help us out!
850 - lumber, hardware, poles, fixtures, paint
400  - fabric and accessories
Any extra funding received will go toward MBT's ticket giveaway outreach program to serve the community!

Don't forget, your contributions are currently matched 100% on Power2Give.org!
That means that your $50 gift is actually a $100 gift to MBT! 

Thank you very much for your consideration and support.










Matching Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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  • Donate $10 or more

    A special thank you on our facebook and twitter pages for your support of the arts!
    (200 of 200 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    You have our sincere thanks, which will be noted in the Nutcracker playbill (donations received through November 25) and also future playbills this season (March and May 2016).
    (199 of 200 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    You've just made the stage crew's day with your generosity! You'll be mentioned in all of this season's playbills (must be rec'd by Nov 25 for Nutcracker playbill) and on our social media pages.

    By underwriting this project, you've also ensured that two tickets to a performance will remain available through MBT's ticket giveaway program in the community. Thank you very much!
    (199 of 200 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    You've just bought some pretty fabric and accessories to help the throne sparkle.

    AND..by underwriting this project, you've also ensured that for an underserved family of four in our community can attend a performance and enjoy live cultural arts together.

    You get all previous benefits, but will be listed in the "Friends" category in our playbill and website donor listings! Thank you, Friend!
    (98 of 100 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    You've just made the stagehand's work much easier with great hardware! By underwriting this project, you've also ensured that two tickets to a performance will remain available through MBT's ticket giveaway program in the community. Thank you very much!

    You get previous benefits, but will be listed in the "Contributors" category in our playbill and website donor listings!

    As an added bonus, you and one guest get to preview the show at dress rehearsal with us on December 1st! Thank you very much!
    (2 of 3 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Holy Moly, thank you for making this project so much easier! You've just purchased all of the accessories and fabric and a little bit of the lumber, too! Clara thanks you!

    By underwriting this project, you've also ensured that 20 tickets to a performance will remain available through MBT's ticket giveaway program in the community. Thank you very much!

    You get all of the previous benefits, but will be listed in the "Relevé Sponsors" category in our playbill and website donor listings! You and one guest will get to preview the show at dress rehearsal with us on December 1st, and you'll receive two tickets to the performance date of your choice (choice pending availability at time of donation)! Thank you very much!
    (2 of 2 remaining)
    Amount over $46 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,500 or more

    You are awesome! You deserve the spotlight! You will get to be Mother Ginger on opening night! (certain provisions apply; inquire for details!)

    You also get all previous benefits. Many thanks!
    (1 of 1 remaining)
    Amount over $46 is tax-deductible
-$102 to go. Every dollar helps.
$2,102 of $2,000 goal ⋅ ended 652 days ago

Founding Sponsors


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  • $100
    Partha Chowdhury
    almost 2 years ago
  • $56
    in honor of Elizabeth Catlett and Katerina Rodgaard for a fabulous production
    almost 2 years ago
  • $54
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    almost 2 years ago
  • $250
    Sally & Mark Catlett
    almost 2 years ago
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    Match from Montgomery County MD
    almost 2 years ago
  • $500
    Anonymous
    almost 2 years ago
  • $500
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    almost 2 years ago
  • $28
    yves pelletier
    almost 2 years ago
  • $28
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    almost 2 years ago
  • $112
    Michelle and Mathew Grow
    almost 2 years ago
  • $112
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    almost 2 years ago
  • $56
    Paula Ross
    almost 2 years ago
  • $56
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    almost 2 years ago
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