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Stage Door Productions Presents Once On This Island, Jr and Anne Of Green Gables in Conjunction with The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association

Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association

The summer productions of Anne of Green Gables and Once on This Island, Jr will be presented by Stage Door Production. This talented group is the newest community theatre in Fort Dodge and a member of the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association.

Founded in 2013, Stage Door Productions is committed to high-quality performances of small-cast musicals, as well as providing educational Youth Theater experiences in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area through its Youth Theater program and Take 2 Summer Youth Theater.

The production of “Once on This Island, Jr. ” will be July 9th, 10th and 11th. This musical tells the story of a peasant girl, Ti Moune, who falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death. Everyone will enjoy how the story is told through almost non-stop song and dance. The cast is comprised of 27 children from Kindergarten through 6th Grade.

“Anne of Green Gables” performance is scheduled for July 30, 31 at 7 pm and August 1 at 2 pm. This production will have 26 local youth from grades 7th through 12th telling the story of the misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plain spoken farmer and his spinster sister (the Cuthberts), who thought they were adopting a boy.

Both productions will be held at the St. Edmond High School Auditorium. Admission is $ 10 for adults, and $ 5 for under age 18. Tickets are on sale at First American Bank, Salon & Company, Choice Printing and at the door.

These productions open doors for our talented youth in our community, states Shelly Bottorff, President of Stage Door Productions. Our ultimate goal is to not only provide great entertainment but to also highlight the artistic abilities right here in Fort Dodge.”

Promoting the talents of youth in the region is just one of the goals of the group. A commitment to introducing a variety of fine arts to the community is also their mission. Comprised of individuals like Mary Jo Laupp, who brings 27 years of directing experience, Stage Door Productions expands the horizons of this group. Other talented members include Nate Gibson, Susan Ahlers-Leman, Tabitha Acree, Kelli Wallace, Betsy Duarte and Sheila Border.

The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association is located at 29 North 10th Street, Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Visit their website at http://www.fdfineartsassociation.org to learn more about the organization and members. Emails can be directed to amy(at)fd-foundation(dot)org or call 515-573-3180.

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Digital Funding Agency Discusses What It Takes To Stage A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign & Their New Crowdfunding Agency Model

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

Many new and established companies already know about the advantages of launching their product or project with a crowdfunding event. However, the barrier to entry is more significant than it appears. To pull off a successful large scale campaign it takes a dedicated team working full-time, and expert knowledge of crowdfunding and the digital space to produce the results you typically see for large campaigns. This is where Michael Cameron, co-founder of Digital Funding Agency saw a need for an agency that fully executes every aspect of these campaigns from inception to completion, not taxing their clients organizations valuable resources, leaving them to focus on what they do best, their core business.

Cameron says he noticed a gap in the services that were being offered by the major agencies, and the level of expertise in key areas was also lacking. Most agencies he came across were primarily advisory, providing information and best practices, leaving the client to handle the heavy lifting of communications, design, hands-on management, PR and social media among tasks too numerous to list.

No other agency currently holds the experience working at the level of Digital Funding Agency. Camerons background has seen him managing social media and the digital presence for many of the largest studios in Hollywood, including the promotion of blockbuster films for Warner Brothers and Lionsgate, Cameron was in charge of building and managing social media profiles upward of 23 million followers. His work on a highly original Tumblr designed to help promote the release of Hangover 3 was nominated for a Shorty Award. Some of his earliest experience was in music journalism writing for the acclaimed on-line publication Pitchfork.com during its breakout years, with Camerons contributions helping to establish the voice that has made it one of the most successful on-line blogs, with an audience in the millions. In addition, he managed Stone Brewing Co.s record setting Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, raising over $ 2.5 million dollars.

Cameron says I was inspired by the world of crowdfunding and the potential good that could be done working in this industry. A crowdfunding campaign is an exciting event that brings awareness to a cause or project, has the benefit of sustaining engagement and builds a social bond of community with supporters, it provides useful feedback on a project, and raises funding. He goes on to say It is democratizing funding, leveling the playing field, giving new opportunity for creative useful ideas to be brought forth. The Digital Funding Agency vision for the new model of a crowdfunding agency is clear, providing full service, excellent value and maximum ROI for marketing dollars spent.

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