We hope everyone is hanging in there and safely getting back to our big wonderful world.
We have made a decision about our June 29th Broadway & Brew. Our decision is to postpone until they announce Phase 3.
We will then check in with our performers to secure a new date.
Should you prefer not to or cannot wait for the new date to be announced, we have several options for you to choose from regarding the tickets you have purchased for June 29th.
1. Current tickets will be honored at the next Broadway & Brew.
2. If you cannot attend the new date when announced we would love it, if you might consider your purchase a donation.
All donations are tax deductible.
3. You can keep your tickets as a credit for a future show.
4. We would also be happy to refund your purchase.
You can let us know now what you would like to do by replying to the e-mail you should have received if you have purchased tickets or we can check in with you or you can check in with us once we have settled on a new date.
For those of you who have been donating to Not For Profit arts organizations or any
Not for Profit during this unsettling time...
We thought it might be helpful for you to know the following information from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and
Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Charitable Giving Incentive: Includes a new above-the-line deduction
(universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300.
The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. Section 2204.
The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted
gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent.
Food donations from corporations would be available to 25 percent, up from the current 15 percent cap.
If you think you would like to get credit next year on your taxes for a donation of money, services or products.
Please check, that the organization you are donating to meets the requirements and ask for a receipt for your donation.
FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville engagement of HAMILTON has been rescheduled and will now play the
Times Union Center August 31 – September 12, 2021. If you missed out on our fundraiser, never fear we will kick start the campaign again next spring / summer.
As with many theatres throughout our area and the world including our beloved Broadway, we must put our schedule on hold.
We thought about all the alternative ways we could continue but above all all else, we value the health and safety of our patrons
and volunteers. With the uncertainty of the situation, we decided to wait until we are on the other side of this health crisis and then we will make our decision on how to move forward.
As soon as we have new dates for our shows and auditions we will announce them here and on all of our social media outlets.
As a brand new organization in the community we cannot thank you enough for the love and support you have already shown
Blue Fire Theatre.
We want to be very clear;
WE WILL BE BACK! :) :)
BECAUSE WE WERE ONLY GETTING STARTED!
Right now, we must put safety first for you and our amazing volunteers.
We look forward to seeing all of you very soon!
Stay strong, and healthy and...keep washing your hands, practicing social distancing and wearing those masks!!!
Blue Fire Theater Board of Directors
A message from Blue Fire Theatre:
We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. As we all navigate this very complicated time in our country, we wanted to try our best to keep up some normalcy. Part of what we do for our community as a local community theatre is help our volunteers and patrons, learn more about the craft of performing arts.
How do we do that? We do that through workshops, discussions and various classes.
So, we decided to go ahead and keep doing that, by hosting Facebook Live workshops / discussions Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm.
Kristin Graf Sakamoto has served as a music director, director, choreographer, and/or performer for
over 50 productions in theatres across Florida and North Carolina. Recent work includes the roles
of Svetlana in Chess at CPCC and Nancy in Oliver! at Theatre Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, and directing Ebenezer: A Christmas Carol and helped create the Summer Musical Theatre Camp at ACT.
Kristin has also appeared in various roles at Walt Disney World as a singer/dancer, and she
performed with “4 Girls Only” in the Mel’s Drive-in 50’s Show at Universal Orlando.
Other favorite roles include Ruby in Dames at Sea, the title role in Peter Pan, Shelby in Steel Magnolias,
and Peggy in The Taffetas. Kristin is a classically trained pianist and accompanist, and she has
composed original vocal arrangements and collaborated on orchestrations for four musicals and
one operetta written by Frank P. Trimble. She currently lives in Huntersville, NC with her
husband Robert, 6-yr-old daughter Kate, and the kitten, Princess Mira Jemima Sakamoto.
One of our favorite theater quotes at Blue Fire is by Oscar Wilde:
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
Since we can't share being human beings in the theatre live and in person and together, we wanted to try to stay creative and connected in some way. So, until we can see each other face to face again, take good care and stay happy and healthy. Please remember, we are all in this together. We'll see you on the other side wiser and stronger from this experience and ready to take on the world!
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