To the 8th Graders in the Cast AND Crew of The Little Mermaid-
Please check your school email and/or our Drama Google Classroom for information on how to participate in a video for the 8th grade awards ceremony. We would love to see ALL 8th graders in the show participate.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 29th.
Dear Drama Families,
We are sad to announce the cancellation of our ticket sales for The Little Mermaid. If you pre-purchased tickets this year, please read below to understand your options.
You are, of course, able to receive a full refund of your ticket money. However, the Covid-19 crisis has created a difficult financial situation for our drama club; because the school closure occurred just before we started dress rehearsals, we had already spent (or contracted) thousands of dollars in royalties, set-building materials, costumes, sound equipment, theater lighting, and other necessities for the production. During a normal production year, the money we make from our ticket sales is enough to pay our expenses and reserve funds to put toward the following year. However, without ticket money from this year’s show, we will not be able to cover what we have outlaid, and without seed funds, our ability to continue the program is in jeopardy.
For this reason, as an alternative to a refund, we are asking families to consider donating their ticket purchase to the drama club in order to help offset the costs of this year’s production. Converting your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation would help us recoup our financial losses and help us continue to offer the valuable experience of drama to Martin Kellogg students in the future.
This being said, we understand that some families may not be in a position to donate. Please consider what is in the best interest of your family, then choose one of the following options:
ALL TICKET HOLDERS: Please email MKMSDrama@gmail.com with your choice (Option 1, 2, or 3) by Monday, May 18th so that we can process requests in a timely manner. Include the full name of the ticket purchaser, your child’s name (if applicable), the email address you used when you purchased the tickets, and your choice for donation and/or refund.
No matter which option you choose, you have our sincerest appreciation for your patience and consideration. We are grateful to have you as a part of our extended MKMS Drama Club family, and we hope to see you at future productions when it is safe to do so. Until then, thank you for being “Part of Our World”!
Nicole Daigle (Director)
Dan Grzyb-Daigle (Ticket Coordinator)
Dear Drama Families,
With the official closure of in-person school for the rest of the year, we need to make some decisions about how we want to proceed with our drama finances. We need to try, as much as possible, to limit the financial damage to the program so that we can move forward with drama once it is safe to do so. (This does not mean that we are giving up on The Little Mermaid entirely, but there are some things we need to take care of now, no matter how we eventually proceed.)
We have decided to close out our current ticket sales so that families can receive a refund of their ticket purchases. We are currently working with our ticket vendor in the hopes of reversing the cancellation fees that this would incur for the drama club. We also want to provide a donation option for those of you who are interested, which would help offset the tremendous financial loss we incurred this year and help ensure the continuation of the program in the future. We will send out more information about ticket reimbursements and donations to all ticket holders once these details have been resolved. Please check your email and/or the MKMS Drama Club website next week for more information.
We appreciate all of your support and patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
Wishing all of you well; we miss you!
Nicole Daigle (Director) and the MKMS Drama Club
Check the "Contact" tab to contact Mrs. Daigle or Miss Bocola.