ABOUT BROADWAY THEATRE LEAGUE WALK 2 BROADWAY (AND BACK!) CAMPAIGN
Broadway Theatre League, patrons and the community are getting together to (virtually) walk to Broadway in New York City to bring National Touring Broadway shows back to Huntsville, AL. At a time when we cannot be all together at the theatre, BTL is bringing together patrons, Theatre lovers, and anyone who wants to put steps to the pavement in an effort to restore Broadway performances at the VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall in Huntsville, AL.
The funds generated for this virtual walk to be used to help ensure that live national touring Broadway shows will once again be seen in Huntsville. Funds will also go to our Student Outreach program and also to present a very special series of performances by Artrageous, March 31 - April 2, 2021.
Artrageous is a troupe of multi- talented Live performance artists, world class singers and recording artists, highly trained dancers and audience motivators and veteran musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico. Their high energy performance is a combination of all arts on one stage combined with humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color. Artrageous has a passion for all things art and community and they bring their message of the arts being an integral and valuable part of human existence to the stage, leaving their audience of all ages singing, dancing and clapping along.
The five free performances will be a huge thank you to all the people who have gotten our community through the Covid-19 Pandemic. BTL will invite front line workers, medical professionals and 1st responders to be our special guests for Artrageous. BTL will also have a special performance for students.
Please join BTL. Let’s walk to Broadway and bring National touring Broadway shows back to Huntsville, AL in 2021 and beyond. Grab your walking shoes, start walking and let’s make this goal a reality.
DISTANCE: Broadway Theatre League has presented 60 seasons in Huntsville since 1959. We will be presenting our 61st season as soon as possible. In the meantime, please help us Walk 2 Broadway (and back!) 61 times – that’s one roundtrip for each season BTL has presented in Huntsville! Your donations and miles will help us reach our cumulative goal of $50,000 and 112,240 miles.
WHO: YOU! Invite your friends and family from all over to take part in this challenge or donate to your fundraising page if they do not want to join the challenge.
WHAT: Set a goal to be active! It’s not just for walking – you can run, bike, golf, swim, dance, hike…. The list of ways to earn steps is endless! Sync your fitbit or Apple device to your fundraising page or manually enter your activity on the Charity Footprints website. You can also use the Charity Footprints app (available for Android and iPhone) for tracking activity when you walk, bike or run. You can reference this activity conversion chart to help you calculate your progress. If you cannot find an activity listed, a google search should be able to help.
WHERE: BTL Walk 2 Broadway and Back takes place wherever you are doing whatever you want!
WHEN: BTL Walk 2 Broadway runs from September 25 – November 11. You can join at any time!
WHY: Broadway Theatre League has always been able to present Broadway shows in Huntsville because of the amazing support from the community. We look forward to opening our doors again and welcoming our community back to the VBC Concert Hall. Funds will be used to help continue to have Broadway Theatre League be a part of the community, as it has for the past 60 years, and will continue in 2021 and beyond.
HOW: Register to create your fundraising page. Set a fitness and fundraising goal. Share your page and invite others to donate to your effort or, even better, invite them to join in the fun! You can track your activity on your fundraising page by manually entering your activities, or you can find more information below about syncing your wearable fitness trackers. You can also download the Charity Footprints mobile app to track your progress. Share your progress on social media #BTLWalk2NYC
ACTIVITY CONVERSION CHART: If you aren’t walking, running or biking, you can use this activity conversion chart to help you determine your steps/miles. If your activity isn’t listed on here, a google search can also help
Individual (includes T-shirt): $45
Student (includes T-shirt): $30
All participants will receive –
- Finisher’s medal
- Listing as a participant in BTL’s 2021 Playbills
- One ticket to Artrageous!*
- T-shirt (add on option)
*Artrageous! is scheduled for March 31 – April 2, 2021. More details and tickets will be provided at a later date.
Participants in the North Alabama area will be able to pick up T-shirts and medals at Broadway Theatre League at the VBC. T-shirts will be available for pick up in early October and Medals will be available after the walk is completed (November 11th). Participants may choose to pick up shirts in October and medals in November or wait and pick up T-shirts and medals at the same time after November 11th. Participants outside the North Alabama area will be mailed their T-shirts and medals in mid-November. All participants will be e-mailed information regarding pickup/shipment of their items.
Most Miles - Adult:2 tickets to BTL show of choice through 2021
Most Money Raised – Adult:2 tickets to BTL show of choice through 2021
Most Miles – Student:2 tickets to BTL show of choice through 2021
Most Money Raised – Student:2 tickets to BTL show of choice through 2021
Most Miles – Team:BTL swag bag for each team member (up to 10 people)
Most Money Raised – Team:BTL swag bag for each team member (up to 10 people)
All award winners will be listed in BTL’s 2021 playbills
- Our goal is to raise $50,000 and reach a cumulative 112,240 miles (that’s 61 trips to Broadway and back – one trip for each of BTL’s 61 seasons).
- You have from September 25 – November 11 to track your miles.
- Your personal mileage goal is up to you. (hint: if you want to walk 5 miles per day, that is around 200 total miles)
Registration Opens: September 17th
Walking begins: September 25th
Last Day: November 11th