Curtains Up

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Dear friends of the Studio,

Studio East has spent the past 30 years transforming the lives of young people through theater training. Today we prepare for our own transformation as we look ahead to some big announcements. In order to truly celebrate all that is happening, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Curtains Up event until this summer. Summer is a high-energy time around Studio East, and we can’t wait for you to join us for Shakespeare in the Park, Grease, summer camps, and a rescheduled Curtains Up with the unveiling of the 2023-24 Mainstage season.

We’re just as excited as all of you for the reveal of the 2023-24 Mainstage season, and know that Curtains Up being postponed means you’ll have to wait a little longer to know the full line-up. To give you something to sink your teeth into, we’ve announced the first two shows of the season here. Sponsorship opportunities are open if you’d like to support these productions and Studio East.

We apologize for the change, but are proud to share the first two shows of the 2023-24 season with you, and to see you at a rescheduled Curtains Up, where we will reveal four additional shows for the new season. It’s a summer to celebrate all that’s happening at Studio East!

All the best,

Lani Brockman, Founding Artistic Director&
Jennifer Tucker, Managing Director

You’re Invited ♢ Curtains Up 2023

July 15, 2023 ♢ 5:30pm-8pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us on July 15, 2023 for a wonderful celebration of our 31st Anniversary season! We especially thank Darrin Davis for a delicious buffet, Lani Brockman for her infamous pomegranate martinis, Nothing Bundt Cakes for the delectable desserts, and our alumni who performed special scenes and songs from the upcoming season.

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We hope you will join us this year at Jest for Funds! If you are unable to attend, please consider donating in lieu of attendance.

Sip ♢ Socialize ♢ Support
July 15, 2023 ♢ 5:30pm-8pm

Be the first to know the final four shows of our 2023-24 season, with the opportunity to sponsor those shows; and commemorate our Founding Artistic Director Lani Brockman’s final Curtains Up celebration

  • WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • WHERE: Studio East 348 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033
  • WHAT:Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, Lani’s infamous pomegranate martinis, non-alcoholic beverages, and entertaining excerpts from our 2023-24 season! The evening will include the opportunity to sponsor a show or donate in celebration of the upcoming 2023-24 season.
  • HOW MUCH: $75
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