New West Theatre has provided a wide variety of theatrical and musical shows over the past 30 years in Lethbridge. Last year, the organization said they were in trouble financially and had to fundraise $150,000 to be able to stay afloat. Kelly Reay, the artistic director for New West, says they have completed Phase One of the Save Our Stage fundraising campaign and are now heading into Phase Two.
“Yeah, we’re really thrilled with how the campaign is going. Phase One completed at the end of December, and we met our goal of $35,000 for that first phase. And Phase Two launched on January 1. And we’re right in the middle of that phase. And the goal for that phase is $65,000. And we’re really pleased to report that we are just over $27,000 raised in Phase Two of the campaign for a grand total of $62,000 so far. And, you know, with our outside goal being $150,000 by the end of the calendar year.”
New West Theatre has an upcoming show called Nightlife with proceeds going to Phase Two of the Save Our Stage fundraiser.