Orlando Shakes starts new fan group

A new group of Orlando Shakespeare Theater fans, called the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Ambassadors, has started up and is holding a membership drive June 24 at the theater.

The point of the group will be getting the word out to the community about Orlando Shakes, along with sponsoring the season’s opening-night parties and mixing with the theater’s actors and staff.

Here’s the official word from new Shakespeare marketing person Melissa Mason:

Orlando Shakes Announces Volunteer Membership Drive
Theater Lovers Welcome!

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater Ambassadors are holding a membership drive on Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Dr. Phillips Patrons Room at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.

Theater lovers are invited to an evening filled with abundant refreshments, Shakespearean readings, and a chance to discover the liveliest way to support the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, including hosting opening night cast and crew parties. For more information, contact Ambassador’s President April Montgomery at amontgomery@foley.com or 407-423-7656.

“It’s going to be an exciting year for this organization and Orlando Shakespeare Theater,” said OST Ambassador President April Montgomery. “I’m looking for enthusiastic new members to get involved!”

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater Ambassadors is a volunteer organization of dynamic individuals who serve as advocates for Orlando Shakes and share a passion for Shakespeare, theater, and the arts. Its purpose is to support the Orlando Shakespeare Theater by organizing cast and crew parties, fostering the next generation of theater artists, and increasing awareness of the theater within the community.

Some of the benefits and commitments for members of the OST Ambassadors include:

  • Attending Orlando Shakespeare Theater plays through a season subscription
  • Sponsoring opening night cast and crew parties for all shows. Members can attend this private party with the cast and crew.
  • Networking at monthly meetings and meeting the staff and creative team at Orlando Shakes
  • Creating community awareness of Orlando Shakespeare Theater

About the Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is a non-profit organization entering its 22nd season in 2010-2011. The company has built a national reputation for producing bold professional theater, developing new plays through ground-breaking readings and workshops, and providing innovative educational experiences to more than 35,000 K-12 students throughout Central Florida.

For tickets and more information visit http://www.orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700.

(Photo:  Ambassadors and Orlando Shakes actors mingle at All’s Well That Ends Well opening-night party: April Montgomery, Marni Penning, Grant Jordan, Katherine Skelton, Maria-Elena Augustin and Walter Augustin.)

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