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“The Show Goes On…”

2021-2022 Season of Great Performances!

AND WITH YOUR HELP, IT DOES!

2022-2023 PERFORMANCE SEASON

At a glance…

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Oct 22-23

DISNEY’S FROZEN JR

Nov 19

THE NUTCRACKER

Nov 25-27

SWEET CHARITY

Carolanne Marano, Director/Choreographer

Feb 25 & 26

MADAGASCAR, JR.

Mar 4 & 5

SPRING DANCE concert

Gary Taylor, Artistic Director/Choreographer

May 19 & 20

SHREK THE MUSICAL , JR.

Kim Fielder Jones, Director

May 20 & 21

SUMMER THEATER Intensive 23:

The Lion King JR. & Mamma Mia

July 27-30

And the list will continue this season…WITH YOUR HELP!

Hello, I am Rita Taylor,

Founder and Executive Director, Gary Taylor Dance and Imagine Youth Theater

We are an integral part of the local arts community producing classical and contemporary dance and theater productions, providing professional training for aspiring dance and theater artists, and creating community outreach experiences in the arts.

We are especially proud of the confidence that our community has in our work, and we are grateful for the support and resources provided to ensure each season’s success. We have been a Partner with the Village of Pinehurst since 2020, and this year the Trustees of Sandhills Community College named IYT as the Youth Theater in Residence at SCC’s Bradshaw Performing Arts Center.  

Our upcoming season is marked by exceptional opportunities for our dancers and actors. Known for its high quality of training and original performances, Gary Taylor Dance offers productions that delight and entertain audiences.

Under the guidance and vision of master story teller, award-winning Artistic Director, and Resident Choreographer, Gary Taylor, THE NUTCRACKER returns Thanksgiving weekend for the 12th season in the Sandhills!  A family favorite during the holidays, each production is intentionally unique with new cast members, choreography, and costuming to delight returning audience membersClara’s story about her beloved magical Nutcracker, a gift from Heir Drosselmeyer, is our most involved production of the season and is only attainable with support from community, businesses, and individuals.

Moreover, thanks to our partnership with BPAC, this season our IYT actors will be working with nationally recognized performers and educators Klea Blackhurst, Sheri Sanders, and Kelli O’Hara. Additionally, Kim Fielder-Jones, the 2022 N.C. Theater Conference Outstanding K-12 Educator of the Year, is returning to IYT to direct five of this season’s shows, and Carolanne Marano will be joining us from UNC-Pembroke to direct and choreograph Sweet Charity.  These opportunities don’t just benefit our young people, they help our actors create amazing theater experiences for our whole community…and you and your business can be part of that!

I am reaching out to you to ask for your help in making our 2022-23 season happen through performance sponsorship. We offer several levels of giving that will not only support young artists and performance events but will highlight your support within the local arts community.  I look forward to hearing from you and learning how we can partner in the coming year.

Rita

YOUR DONATION GOES A LONG WAY

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE:  $10,000 +

Large Logo in program and on website/social media, Curtain speech recognition

SUSTAINER:  $5,000-$9,999

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PATRON:  $2,500 – $4,999

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SPONSOR:  $1,000 – $2,499

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FRIEND:  $500 – $999

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DONOR:  $100 – $499

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Gary Taylor Dance, a division of Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, is a not-for-profit 501c-3 and the home of Imagine Youth Theater.

Our programming and performance relies on generous donor support to aid us in our commitment to excellence in the performing arts including training, performances, and special projects. In addition to purchasing performance tickets, your tax-deductible donation can go a long way in keeping the vision alive.

Be sure to designate your credit/debit card contribution in the “For” field when using the button below.

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MAKE YOUR DONATION NOW!

Your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

We need your support:

  • THE SHOW GOES ON! 2022-2023 Performance Season Sponsorship to provide funding to offset the cost of performance. Designate: Season Sponsor
  • DANCERS HELPING DANCERS Gary Taylor Dance General Scholarship Fund to help provide tuition aid to our dancers who are in need . Designate: Dance Scholarship
  • ACTORS HELPING ACTORS Imagine Youth Theater General Scholarship Fund to help provide tuition aid to our actors who are in need. Designate: IYT Scholarship