The 2008 No-Show Ball, Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's annual end-of-year capital fundraising (non) event, was a rousing success. Civic Theatre members and donors provided funds to upgrade technical equipment in the Civic office. Managing Director Steven Koehler shared that there are now three new computers in the office, all with upgraded software, because of such a generous response.
Another result of the No-Show Ball is that the theatre now has a new digital camera that will be used not only in taking photographs for Show Buzz, Civic Theatre's newsletter, but also to take photos of people auditioning for Civic productions.
"For years we took Polaroid pictures of everyone who auditioned," Steven explains in the current issue of Show Buzz. "The photos are kept on file but we get new people who audition, causing us to spend well over $100 every year on Polaroid film. Within a few years, we will make back the money spent on the camera. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, thank you."