This year for Shrek the Musical, we hosted a fun pre-show event for families! From creating finger puppets to drawing “freak flags” that celebrate what makes each of us unique, everybody had a great time. Check out some of the photos from the Shrek photo booth!
In honor of the great Clifford Y. Stephens, whose vision and generosity made Stephens Auditorium a reality, a special event and award ceremony took place on stage on October 2nd. The Donor Appreciation Event celebrated over 500 donors whose gifts directly underwrite the talent fees paid to the performers who bring the arts to life… Read more »
It’s never easy asking strangers for help, but sophomore Travis Reed single-handedly inspired enough donors to raise over $2,600 for the Performing Arts Fund this summer. Those donations will help bring excellent musical and theatrical performances to Stephens Auditorium and continue to inspire new audiences to embrace the rich culture of Ames and the surrounding… Read more »
To recognize their commitment to our arts programs, donors at the $1,000 and above level get concierge service on any ticket order – including advance buying privileges as new shows are announced, like Jim Brickman, coming to Stephens on Dec. 20 and Rain, scheduled for Feb. 14. Want more information about becoming a donor? Here… Read more »
We’re excited to announce the newest feature on our website: the Virtual Tour! Our friends at Virtual Rabbit visited during June 2012 and photographed the interior and exterior of Stephens Auditorium from 11 different positions. This tool will allow guests from all around the world to take a tour of “Iowa’s Building of the Century”… Read more »
Fret not — your search for the perfect Father’s Day gift ends here. Donating a seat plaque for dad is a unique way to honor or cherish the memory of him, all while showing your support of the arts. Your $300 tax-deductible gift will be placed in the Performing Arts Endowment that will help us… Read more »
Donors $100 and above are invited to a special donors-only performance of Bella Hristova, Violinist, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30pm. Born in Bulgaria in 1985, Bella Hristova began violin studies at the age of six. She’s been First Prize Winner in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions where she was the first recipient of the… Read more »
Donors had the wonderful opportunity to meet with artists from Chanticleer on May 1st, 2012 after their performance in Stephens Auditorium. Exclusive Meet-the-Artist events for donors giving $250 and above are just one great perk of supporting the Performing Arts Series. Learn more about donor benefits.
The campaign to fund more high-quality arts experiences at Stephens Auditorium kicks off a new year with the announcement of the incoming Performing Arts Fund co-chairs, Beverly and Warren Madden and Maggie and Brent Wynja. All four co-chairs are long-time attendees at Stephens Auditorium who hope to steer the 2012-2013 annual giving campaign to new… Read more »
Only 5.3 percent of those over the age of 50 have made a charitable bequest commitment, although 33 percent of Americans are willing to consider a charitable bequest. The term “charitable bequest” is used to describe anything a person gives or leaves to charity from their estate through a will or a revocable trust. An estate… Read more »