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VSDC - Nutcracker Fundraiser
$600 raised
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Ended Dec 30, 2013
The Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company is facing an unprecedented challenge organizing this year's production of The Nutcracker.  However, we are sure that with your help we will be able to continue this wonderful community tradition, and even more ...

The Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company is facing an unprecedented challenge organizing this year's production of The Nutcracker.  However, we are sure that with your help we will be able to continue this wonderful community tradition, and even more importantly, we will not break the hearts of all our children who have worked so hard preparing for this event...  Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Due to a last minute change of venue for our annual Nutcracker production, we found ourselves in need of your support....

Poly Prep informed us last week that we will not be able to rent their facility for our performances due to the earlier than anticipated renovations that are taking place in the surrounding area of the theater.

We made a huge effort to search for other venues.  However, with such sort notice, all of the places we contacted in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Staten Island were booked, with the exception of one...  The St George theater in Staten Island.  Not only does it have our desired dates available, but it is also a far superior theater than the one we have grown accustomed to for so many years. It is multimillion dollar,  historic facility that has left us quite impressed. We visited the premises of this theater and were more than pleased to find that it was fully equipped with all the features that could bring our Nutcracker to life. It also offers an ambiance and decor that will make our production more magical than ever.

St. George Theater, Staten Island

Along with this wonderful news comes an extremely high rental and crew cost. Of course this is a big concern for us, but we are very optimistic that we can raise enough funds to move forward with this wonderful opportunity for all of our students.

We are depending on your help and support more than ever to make this happen.   

Perhaps the fact that the Poly Prep theater is not available this year is a blessing in disguise.  Perhaps the VSDC needed an extra push to take our production to a higher level.  Perhaps in time we will look back and realize that all of these seemingly unfortunate circumstances actually helped us grow and unite into a highly esteemed company. Perhaps Vicky and Matina will lose their minds and have a nervous breakdown trying to go over every set and light cue with the new designers and stage crew. The one thing that we are certain of is the tremendous amount of joy and excitement that will fill the hearts and dancing souls of every child involved in our Nutcracker. The memories created every year last a lifetime. We can't take those precious moments away from everyone who cherishes this production, young or old, on stage or off. Therefore, we intend to face every upcoming financial challenge ... together.

VSDC Nutcracker 2012

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