Welcome to the first issue of The Curtain Speech, the Auditorium Theatre’s newsletter written specifically for friends like you.  Before you read any further, I just want to mention that I really do count you among my most cherished friends—and I hope you know how much I appreciate all that you do. 

Of course, your friendship isn’t just special to me…it’s especially crucial to our National Historic Landmark theatre.  Good people like you are the lifeblood of the Auditorium—you ensure our doors stay open, our stage stays lit, and Adler and Sullivan’s magnificent creation will last for future generations to enjoy.

And because your generosity is so vital to the success of this cultural treasure, I want to keep you updated on all the exciting developments behind the scenes.  After all, you deserve to know what’s going on—both on stage, and off.  You have the right to see where your money goes, what events we’re planning, and what our goals are…now, and in the months and years to come. 

There’s a lot of information in this inaugural issue, but there’s just so much to tell you.  So many achievements are being realized because of your ongoing support.   As you read, I hope you consider joining us at any of the wonderful events we have planned.  I also hope you learn something new about the programming on our stage, our outreach opportunities, and our restoration efforts.  And most of all, I hope you realize what a tremendous difference you make to our past, our present…and our future. 

Enjoy The Curtain Speech.  And thank you for your friendship. 

Brett Batterson 
Executive Director

The Auditorium Theatre