The Second Annual C.A.T.E. Awards Gala
We have our own awards show, modeled after the TONYs, and it is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Save the date for the 2016 Children Achieving Theatre Excellence Awards (CATEs) January 29, 2017 at the Historic Ebell Theater. At the CATEs we recognize the accomplishments and efforts of the standout actors from the over 1200 students who have received theater education from Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of Orange County in 2016, and to raise money to support our efforts for the upcoming year.
Please consider being a sponsor, or contributing gift certificates or merchandise that can be auctioned or raffled off at either the CATES or a silent auction in a few months. We anticipate 475 attendees at the awards gala. Sponsors will be listed in the show program of the awards gala, as well as the show program of every two-act production in 2016. Significant sponsors may be invited to present an award or even have an award named for them or their organization. We anticipate 9,500 audience members to attend CKP productions in 2016.
Our passion for quality theater education comes from a few different directions. It begins with our love for the art of theater, and the desire that every child experience the same personal joy that the directors experienced when performing as children. As adults, we at CKP get to see firsthand the vast array of skills that are sharpened in theater that will benefit children for the rest of their lives. Skills such as counting on themselves, empathy, body language, knowing how to speak up for themselves, team work and problem solving. And now there is a growing body of research that shows that children who participate in theater have higher scores on standardized testing, are preferred candidates for medical school admissions, and are more likely to be Nobel Prize Winners than people who haven’t participated in theater. Skills gained in theater prepare kids for success in every walk of life
We are grateful to you!
Thank you in advance for your generosity to help us deliver life-changing children’s theatre. We truly do appreciate your support. Even $10 makes a difference!