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Clarkston Village Players is a local community theatre. We are made up of people from the Clarkston and surrounding areas, and we try to give back to our community as much as we can. Some of the ways we give back are through Benefit and Special Performances, advertising for local businesses in our show program, and opportunities to underwrite shows.

Benefit Performances

Clarkston Village Players offers five benefit performances each year to various charitable community and civic organizations to help them in their fund raising activities. In the past, we have sponsored shows for such organizations as Lighthouse North, The Lions Clubs and the Optimists. Our Benefit Performances offer your organization the opportunity to see fantastic theatre and raise funds at the same time. For a minimal rental fee of $250, your group can host a private performance of the play of your choice. Benefit performances are available for the first two Thursday evenings during the run of each show. After payment of the rental fee, you can charge whatever price you’d like for the performance and all proceeds are yours to keep! For more information, leave us a message at (248) 625-8811 and we’ll contact you to find out which performance works best for your group.

Please note:  Because we must provide a full cast, crew and house management for the performance, we ask that you fill a minimum of 40 seats (of 67 total seats) for the benefit show.  You will also be responsible for providing refreshments or concessions for your group.

Benefits are awarded on a first-come basis. Click here to download a Benefit Application: CVP Benefit Letter 2018-19

Special Performances

Clarkston Village Players can provide special and personalized performances for your group, such as Dinner Theatre, Murder Mysteries, Improv sessions and more. Give us a call at (248) 625-8811 to see how we can help make your event memorable.

Advertise in Our Show Program

Are you looking for a unique way to advertise your business, while at the same time helping the Clarkston Village Players? Why not consider placing an ad in our program? See who is advertising with us this season:  Our  2018-19 Sponsors and Advertisers

Ads run for the entire season (September through June) and are seen by all of our patrons. We offer both color and black and white ads. Ads are available on a first come basis starting July 1 Pricing is as follows:

Black & White Price Color Price
Business Card $  80.00 1/2 page ad $162.50
1/3 page ad $130.00 Full Page ad $325.00
1/2 page ad $180.00 Inside Front Cover–Full Page $375.00
Full Page ad $280.00 Inside Back Cover–Full Page $375.00

If you would like to receive our advertiser letter with the advertising order form, please contact our Advertising Committee at (248) 425-5842.

Become a Special Donor

The Clarkston Village Players is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to bringing the finest in performing arts to the community at large. Our operating income comes from revenues generated by our regular season performances, special events and fund raising drives. As it is our goal to make our productions affordable and accessible to everyone, we operate on a very lean budget.

In order to maintain our current facility and replace aging equipment, we need your help!  We would like to extend an invitation to you to join our “family of supporters.” Every contribution in any amount is tax-deductible at 100%. Your donations help us underwrite the cost of productions and make capital improvements like installing new seating and fixing the plumbing.

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. The classifications for contributions  over $100 are:

Designation Donation amount
Patron $100-$299
Angel $300-$499
Cherub $500-$999
Archangel $1,000-$4,999
Saint $5,000 and up

Contributions of $100 or more entitle you to attend a special production as our guest, and your name will also appear in our program throughout the season. This season’s Special Production is Grounded, featuring CVP member Jenna Pittman. The special evening will feature food, drink and a viewing of the production, performed especially for you.

Download our Special-Donor form here.

Underwrite a Production

If you are looking to be featured a bit more prominently, consider underwriting a production. For a price less than most advertising methods, you can sponsor one of the Clarkston Village Players’ productions. All promotional materials for the production or event will feature the name of your business, and the programs will include a special section highlighting your business. Show your support of your community with this unique and high profile opportunity. Contact us at (248) 625-8811 to learn more. Prices vary based on show licenses and production costs.