Share The Stars

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Make a gift so that children and families in need can experience the magic of live theatre at a North Carolina Theatre production.

Share the Stars is North Carolina Theatre's bridge from ticket holders, foundations and corporations to children and families who do not have the resources to attend theatrical productions. By providing free theatre tickets to nonprofit organizations serving children and families in need, North Carolina Theatre is able to invite children and families that would normally not be able to attend a musical due to financial limitations.


Cast of Annie. Photo: Curtis Brown Photography

The Share the Stars program was designed to expose children and families in need to the unique American art form of musical theatre. We believe that the power and magic of the stage offers hope and possibility to area youth, particularly those who are in search of self-esteem and positive role models. Individuals, foundations and corporations can participate in this exciting program that offers complimentary balcony seats to performances for our main stage productions. For every three $20 tickets purchased, North Carolina Theatre will donate one, providing a lifetime memory for a child. The donor's name will be acknowledged in the playbill.

For larger contributions, children benefit as follows:

$500 admits 20 children
$1,000 admits 40 children
$2,500 admits 100 children
$5,000 admits 200 children

Already in 2013 we “Shared the Stars” with more than 750 children and families.  Recent Share the Stars recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Club Nova, Communities in Schools, El Puebio, InterAct, Millionaires in Training, Methodist Home for Children, Volunteer Center of Durham, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Passage Home, Ronald McDonald House, Step Up Ministry, TROSA and many more community groups.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the North Carolina Theatre and your generous donors for the CATS tickets for our organization. The show was phenomenal. The Share the Stars program for non-profit organizations is wonderful. It allows us to give some of our clients, volunteers, and staff the opporunity to see some great shows where they may normally not have extra funds available to purchase tickets.”
-Randy Light, Alliance of AIDS Services

"Thank you so much for providing our families with a fun night out! The Share the Stars program is so influential because it allows our families to put their worries aside for a night. We are so thankful for your thoughtfulness. Please thank all your donors on our behalf.”
- Jessica Maynard, Rohald McDonald House Durham

To learn more about donating to the Share the Stars program please call Melanie Doerner at 919-831-6941 x6946 or email mdoerner@nctheatre.com.

If you know of a children's charity that we should support, please call Angela Grant at 919-831-6941 x6941 or email agrant@nctheatre.com.

Play a role on our stage.

Your contribution ensures that the show goes on after the curtain comes down!

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Photo Credit: Curtis Brown Photography Actors/Actresses: Ira David Wood III as Captain Hook