with Loyal Supporters and Theatre Lovers
American National Bank Hosts Donor Reception and Pledges Annual Support
Slow Burn Theatre Company (SBTC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a donor reception hosted by American National Bank. This night of philanthropy and fun resulted in more than $50,000 in pledges from loyal supporters and other arts enthusiasts.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating a decade of providing inspiring and quality productions to audiences of all ages,” said Mark Traverso, board chair of SBTC. “It was gratifying to be in the company of many local arts supporters who understand the significance of what we do as a regional professional theatre company with strong ties to the community.”
During the evening, underwriting posters were displayed to encourage guests to support the 2019/2020 season presented by JetBlue which includes Shrek: the Musical, A Christmas Story: the Musical, Groundhog Day, Ragtime, and Footloose. More than $50,000 was pledged including a $26,000 matching donation from the Alfred and Rose Miniaci Foundation presented by Albert and Beatriz Miniaci and a $20,000 contribution from Mariane Pavelic and the Anthony Arthur Foundation.
American National Bank, an SBTC current season sponsor, hosted the event with food, wine, and spirits. Attendees were treated to a live performance featuring cast members from Shrek: the Musical.
This event marked the 10th anniversary of SBTC as well as celebrated the company’s four-year partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. All SBTCn productions are presented in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center.
SBTC, now an Equity company, was the winner of four prestigious Carbonell Awards in the calendar year 2017, including Best Musical for Memphis, Best Choreography – Patrick Fitzwater for Memphis, Best Actress in a Musical – Anna Lise Jensen for The Bridges of Madison County, and Best Actor in a Musical – Brian Golub for Memphis. SBTC also received a Carbonell nomination in a major category for all shows last season.
About Slow Burn Theatre Company (SBTC)
The Carbonell Award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Company presents critic and audience-pleasing performances in the Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. SBTC is celebrated for reviving popular Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and bringing them to full scale life with professional talent and musicians. Its mission is to provide South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience quality, daring and contemporary works of musical theatre, while offering jobs and educational community programs. For more information, visit www.SlowBurnTheatre.org.