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November 12, 2012

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November 12, 2012

When it comes to great nonprofits, I believe Music Theatre of Wichita sets the gold standard. Here is my experience. I was finishing graduate studies in arts administration, pondering the gloomy arts outlook, when a friend suggested I come to Wichita to check out MTW and meet Wayne Bryan. It was just the boost I needed. Bryan became a mentor and showed me possibilities. I met a man with great charisma and passion for the arts, an artistic director who possessed the rare combination of creative vision mixed with business and marketing savvy. I met the core Music Theatre of Wichita staff -- Nancy, Vickie, Mary Sue, Bethany -- all delightful, talented, and equally committed to building the MTW dream. I met Board Members with diverse backgrounds and expertise. I sat in on rehearsals and marveled at the range of talent. Broadway veterans mixed freely with interns, all collaborating with a sense of joy and pride in what they were creating. At the evening’s performance, I witnessed Bryan come out upon the stage to affectionate cheers followed by hushed, rapt attention as he introduced the evening’s tale to an audience hungry for escape. The performance did not disappoint; it was accomplished on all levels. After, Bryan took his position in the lobby, thanking and interacting with audience members as they exited into the night carrying some of the magic with them. Something very special is going on at Century II! My interaction with Wayne Bryan and Music Theatre of Wichita took me from a low ebb to a place of hope for the future of live performance. MTWichita is making a difference. That is why I wanted to include my voice in these reviews. For when it comes to great nonprofits, I believe Music Theatre of Wichita sets the gold standard and provides a golden opportunity for patrons, foundations, corporate sponsors, individual donors -- all who want to ally with a successful and deserving arts organization. Which reminds me … time to pull out my own checkbook …

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 31, 2010

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March 31, 2010

I have performed in four shows for MTW, and each time has been a splendid experience! The production quality is of Broadway caliber, and the people who run the company are the best! (Wayne Bryan once came to see me in a show at another theatre, and after that cast met and talked with him, they all said "Now, THAT'S what an Artistic Director should be!") Performers often give up longer-running "gigs" in order to work for MTW, because they know that they will be part of a production they can be proud of and look back on with joy for a lifetime.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Performing in four productions, and also seeing a number of other shows that were closing the night that I arived to start rehearsals for the next show.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The superb level of professionalism and creativity, and the warm welcome and kind attention that visiting performers are given.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Splendid! Consummate professionals and delightful people!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Maybe do MORE shows each year? That would be wonderful!

Ways to make it better...

It could have gone on all summer!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Maintaining the budget and quality of the season in these difficult financial times.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

March 30, 2010

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March 30, 2010

MTW is the best! I live in Kansas City where we do have summer theatre (Starlight) and there is also Muny in St. Louis. I drive down to Wichita and see the great shows and have done this now for 10 seasons. Lots of great talent at MTW. Wayne Bryan, the producing director, his associates Mark Madama, Nancy Reeves, Josh Larson and Roger Castellano are the best! Music Theatre of Wichita reminds me of what Starlight Theatre, here in Kansas City, use to be before that venue started booking national tours. Music Theatre of Wichita produces all of their own shows. And it's a great starting place for musical theatre students who want a career in professional theatre.Love my MTW!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending the shows each summer.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not a thing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

quality productions of musical shows. MTW is not afraid of producing classic musicals along with newer product.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, friendly. Obvious that the MTW staff loves what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

not sure but maybe have scholarships for the students who make up the ensembles.

Ways to make it better...

better seats. sightlines are great but the seats are worn.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

economy and selling season subscriptions although it appears that the economy has not affected the numbers yet.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I feel so privileged to know Wayne Bryan and the staff at MTW-- I always look forward to my trips to Wichita in the summer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 26, 2010

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March 26, 2010

We love the shows. Our children have been coming since they were so small they brought pillows with them to sit on! Now, one of our daughters is old enough to be in the Target Teen Choir that performs before the shows and she has gained so much confidence from the encouragement and positive energy of the MTW Staff. They are great, positive people providing superb shows and great energy in the community!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

First is going to the shows and loving the first rate talent. Second, I just love the Staff and how friendly and helpful they are. Third, I love the impact the teen choir has on my daughter.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wayne and his staff are just so energized about MTW. They just make everything so fun and exciting

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 8, 2010

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March 8, 2010

Music Theatre does amazing large scale production in a very short period of time. The quality of work and spectacle that they put on stage is truely amazing. The people who work there are very talented and pleasant to be around.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The easy going, yet professional working environment where everyone knows their job and works together to help thrust the director, artistic director, and company's vision and ideas forward.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely nice and helpful to be around. They were very creative and collaborative and streamlined. This company is a well oiled and though out machine.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have an ensemble of 500 people in each show. And own each and every show that they do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 5, 2010

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March 5, 2010

I have worked for MTW several times, and it is always a wonderful experience. Their productions are top notch, and their educational programs for students are inspiring. What a blessing for this community to have MTW.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the last few productions I have performed in.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the joy of the arts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always positive and happy to be there.

Ways to make it better...

they had the money to provide better housing for the actors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

My wife and I have had season tickets to MTWichita productions since 1976 and have only missed one production in all this time. We go to dinner with about 12 others before each performance and always look forward to each production with great anticipation. We have been able to attend musical theatre performances on Broadway, West End in London, and venues in Kansas City, Las Vegas, and other locations. MTWichita prductions are at least as good and in most cases better than any of these. Their productions are definitely Broadway quality or better. Our city is fortunate to have Wayne Brysn and his capable staff who continue to develop and make available this excellent entertainment as well as the educational opportunity for the young musical theatre students that make up the summer company and teen choir.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Besides thoroughly enjoying the productions of MTWichita, working as volunteers on various projects, we have become well acquainted with many of the perfomers and crew and realize the positive effects that MTWichita has had on their lives and their career

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff is very considerate of their volunters and the volunteers seem to work together well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

I have been attending MTW productions for many years and the Quality is worthy of a Broadway production. By using some local performers along with the national talent it not only gives the young people expierience with top professionals it encourages the local arts. The production of Les Miserables two seasons ago was fantastic. The use of Faith Northcutt as young Cosette and Gavin Meyer of Wichita was a great opportunity to see a couple very talented young people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way it supports the Arts in the young people of Kansas

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wonderful friendly people who also support the Arts in many ways.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always approachable for information and insight into the productions

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

MTWichita has been a great experience for me over the pass 25 years. They produce "Broadway Quality Shows" that are extremely professional and entertaining. We look forward to every new season. A great way to spend a summer night in Wichita.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Excellent productions of musicals

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the entertainment value.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all professional and fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be $10 million richer.

Ways to make it better...

the seats in the theatre were upgraded and renewed.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing haveing new and fresh plays to perfrom.

One thing I'd also say is that...

if you don't go to the shows then you are missing a great evening of entertaiment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

Music Theatre of Wichita is exceptional! We are truly blessed to have such a great summer theater experience here in Wichita. My husband Jerry has been involved with MTW for years as their photographer, so he is well aware of what goes into each production. The quality of the performances is amazing and some of the most talented performers in the country have not only appeared on the MTW stage, but have gone on to make their careers on Broadway, on film and television. Both of us are also involved as Jester Awards judges, a program which promotes local high school productions and talent. MTW very actively supports and encourages young people throughout the area who are interested in theatre. Music Theatre of Wichita is without a doubt one of THE best things that has ever happened to Wichita!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing what great opportunities this organization gives to the talented young people in this area.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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