22nd Oct, 2012

Lake Dillon Theatre Reaches Breckenridge/Summit County and Region

Residents of Breckenridge CO homes enjoy a range of cultural amenities not available to similar sized towns. Around Breckenridge real estate and Summit County ski towns of Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin, the Lake Dillon Theatre Company is almost taken for granted.

The excellent productions and professionalism of Lake Dillon Theatre have attracted attention far beyond Summit County homes. During 2011 and 2012, there has been a significant uptick in donations and interest. In 2010, the Denver Post Newspaper honored the theater with the Ovation Award for Best Year by a Company. It is ranked in the top 10 Colorado theaters located outside of the Denver area.

Local patrons and those traveling from Front Range cities expect great productions like the upcoming “Broadway Than 2012” playing November 2-4 and “Fox on the Fairway” November 23, 2012 through December 16, 2012.

Presenting year-round theatre, the Lake Dillon Theatre Company is Summit County’s only professional theatre company. Since 1995, its mission has been to provide top quality entertainment at affordable prices to our unique and thriving mountain community.

According to the Summit Daily News on October 19, 2012, the organization’s operating budget increase from $170,000-$800,000 over the past 10 years. Formally employing 1.5 staff, it now employs five going on six along with 6285 actors, technicians, designers, and directors.

The theater company, consequently, set about to improve its organization and to manage growth. The Daily reported that a nine-person committee has been meeting long hours for the last two months to create documented “choices for the future,” according to artistic director Christopher Alleman, The committee also included Executive Director Joshua Blanchard banker/facilitator Doug Sims, and other staff, board members, and donors. He says the work has been invaluable while creating next year’s budget.

Last Saturday, the theater company unveiled a new five-year strategic plan to become a destination regional theater. The plan includes objectives to deal with finances, fundraising, programs, marketing and branding, governance, and facilities.

Education is one of the new initiatives strengthening the program. The educational outreach will increase participation and enrollment. Scholarships will be available. The education initiative calls for the hiring of a new full-time theater staff member.

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