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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Theatre & Dance

Supporters of the Theatre

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/giving.html

The support of "Friends of the Theatre" is what transforms a good season into a sensational season. Contributions support student scholarships, production expenses and help to keep ticket prices affordable. Consider joining the ranks of the Friends of the Theatre. By adding the new minimum gift of $100 or more when ordering your season subscription, you help keep quality theatre a Southern Minnesota tradition .. plus, you get first shot at the best seats available! 

Giving to Theatre & Dance

If making a gift that you want designated to the Department of Theatre & Dance, please be sure to specify that when utilizing this Giving web page.

Enventis check presentation
Pictured at the presentation of the Enventis/HickoryTech Foundation gift in May 2014 are (left to right): Enventis Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Christensen; Minnesota State Mankato Vice President of Finance and Administration Rick Straka; Vice President of University Advancement Kent Clark; Enventis President and CEO John Finke; past Enventis board members Lyle Jacobson and Starr Kirklin; and Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance Chair Paul Hustoles. The $20,000 donation will be split evenly between sponsorship of the Theatre & Dance production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in October and scholarships for students in the College of Business and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Corporate Sponsor Support

Each season, the Department of Theatre & Dance gets generous support from Corporate Sponsors. Below the history of our sponsors and the shows they have sponsored in the past:

Enventis/HickoryTech Corporation, and HickoryTech Foundation

1994—South Pacific
1995—A Chorus Line
1996—The Music Man
1997—The King and I
1998—Fiddler on the Roof
1999—Singin' in the Rain
2000—Brigadoon
2001—Camelot
2002—Footloose
2003—Kiss Me, Kate
2004—The Wizard of Oz
2005—Man of La Mancha
2006—Peter Pan
2007—Cats
2008—Miss Saigon
2009—Into the Woods
2010—Chicago
2011—Rent
2012—A Chorus Line
2013—Les Misérables
2014—Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Express Personnel Services

2006—Arsenic and Old Lace
2007—Enchanted April

Blethen, Gage & Krause

2005—Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
2006-07—One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2007—Bus Stop
2008—Harvey
2009—A Christmas Carol
2010—The Odyssey
2011—Altar Boyz
2012—Cactus Flower
2013—Blithe Spirit

In Celebration of the Life of Donabel C. Linney

2007-08—Hamlet

General Mills Gift Matching Program

Highland Summer Theatre 2010—On Golden Pond
Highland Summer Theatre 2011—Almost, Maine
Highland Summer Theatre 2012—Love, Sex and the I.R.S.
Highland Summer Theatre 2013—The 39 Steps
Highland Summer Theatre 2014—Rope

Hale Associates

Highland Summer Theatre 2006—Picnic
HST 2007—Last of the Red Hot Lovers
HST 2008—Dial 'M' for Murder
HST 2009—Deathtrap
(With General Mills) HST 2010—On Golden Pond

Gislason & Hunter Law Offices

HST 2011—Clue: The Musical

Immanuel St. Joseph's-Mayo Health System/
Mayo Clinic Health System

2000—Angel Street
2001—You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
2004—Godspell
2005—Beehive
2006—Beauty and the Beast
2007—Gypsy
2009—Mame
2010—42nd Street
2011—The Producers

Minnesota State Mankato TRIO Programs

Highland Summer Theatre 1997--Annie Get Your Gun
HST 1998—Life With Father
HST 2000—The Odd Couple
HST 2001—The Nerd
HST 2002—The Woman in Black
HST 2003—Prelude to a Kiss
HST 2004—The Dining Room
HST 2005—The Complete History of America (abridged)
HST 2006—The Seven Year Itch
HST 2007—The Runner Stumbles
HST 2008—The Boys Next Door
HST 2009—Plaza Suite
HST 2010—The Sunshine Boys
HST 2011—The Owl and the Pussycat
HST 2012—God of Carnage
HST 2013—I Ought to Be In Pictures
HST 2014—Boeing Boeing

Minnesota State Mankato Women's Center

Studio season 2009-10—Virgin Territory (premiere)
Studio season 2011-12—Why We Have A Body

Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, PA
Eide Bailly (formerly Wolf, Etter & Co.)
Pamela & Wynn Kearney Foundation 2002-2009)
Farrish Johnson Law Office (2010- )

2002--A Christmas Carol
2003Of Mice and Men
2005The Crucible
Highland Summer Theatre 2006Grease
HST 2007—Bye Bye Birdie
HST 2008—The Music Man
HST 2009—Damn Yankees
HST 2010— High School Musical
HST 2011—Annie
HST 2012—The Sound of Music
HST 2013—Spamalot
HST 2014—Hairspray

Community Bank Mankato

2010-11—Born Yesterday
2011-12—The Phantom of the Opera
2012-13—Legally Blonde the Musical
2013-14—The Drowsy Chaperone
2014-15—The Pirates of Penzance

Mankato Ford

2011-12—The Phantom of the Opera
2012-13—Legally Blonde the Musical
2013-14—The Drowsy Chaperone

Radio Mankato

2011-12—The Phantom of the Opera
2012-13—Legally Blonde the Musical
2013-14—The Drowsy Chaperone

Wynn and Ginnette Kearney Foundation

2012-13—The Mandrake

Friends of the Theatre Benefits

(A gift will be present only if it is requested at the time of the donation)

Patron's Club $100-$250

  • First choice of season subscriptions until determined date
  • Exclusive invitation to the Spring Gala
  • Recognition in the theatre programs during your membership year

Sponsor's Club $250-$499

All of the above, plus

  • Annual Minnesota State Mankato Theatre & Dance mug

Director's Club $500-$749

All of the above, plus

  • Annual Minnesota State Mankato Theatre & Dance calendar

Angel's Club $750-$999

All of the above, plus

  • Beautiful, engraved MSU Theatre pen

Benefactor's Club $1,000 and above

All of the above, plus

  • Our undying gratitude!

For information about our endowment program, call Dr. Paul J. Hustoles, Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, at 507-389-2118. Donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Donations may be sent to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance at 201 Earley Center for Performing Arts, Mankato, MN 56001.  If you have questions, drop us a note to theatre-arts@mnsu.edu.