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“I believe it is the responsibility of the regional theater to not only speak to audiences today, but to contribute to the dramatic canon of tomorrow. With NEXT 20/20, Theater Latté Da will invest in the future of the great American Musical and its playwrights, composers and lyricists. It is the right time in our evolution to expand our artistic reach and to contribute to the future of the American Musical Theater.” 
-Peter Rothstein 

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NEXT 20/20 is an initiative to cultivate 20 new musicals, or plays with music, over a five-year period. This initiative comes from the belief that it is the responsibility of the regional theater to not only speak to audiences today, but to contribute to the dramatic canon of tomorrow. With NEXT 20/20, Theater Latté Da will invest in the future of the great American Musical and its playwrights, composers, and lyricist through our annual NEXT Festival and world premieres. The 20th Anniversary season contains the company’s most ambitious world premiere to date, Five Points by Harrison David Rivers, Ethan Pakchar, and Douglas Lyons, directed by Peter Rothstein. 

We truly cannot achieve this ambitious goal without the help of our community. We believe passionately in the future of musical theater, and know that you do too.  Help us set the stage for the next generation of great musical theater writers and composers so that we might continue to capture the hearts and minds of audiences for generations to come.

Please consider supporting new work through giving to NEXT 20/20 in addition to your annual fund gift. Thank you to the following individuals and organizations or institutions for their commitment to new work through supporting NEXT 20/20.

Rita and Ben Olk
Shannon Pierce
Dr. Luis A. Pagan-Carlo and
Joe Sammartino
Shannon Pierce and Rachael Kroog
Michael and Kathleen Ruland
Randy and Tara Roth
Gary Reetz
Christopher Rence
Jaime A. Roman and Jim Bernier
John Sullivan
Thomas Senn and Mark Manion
Kevin Winge and Kevin Shores
Lorri Steffen and Paul Zenner
Steven Thompson
Libby and John Utter
Bill Venne and Douglas Kline
Margaret and Angus* Wurtele
Jay Waldera
David Young and Edward Williams, Jr.
Jane Zilch

*In Remembrance

Mary Alberts
Elissa Adams and Michael Margulis
Kent Allin and Tom Knabel
Anonymous
Jeffrey Bores
Timothy Dordell and Kirk Ballard
Jean M. and Jim Becker
Carol and Kim Culp
Scott Cabalka
Shelli Chase and John Feldman
Jane and Ogden Confer
Fran and Barb Davis
Jay Harkness and Jean Storlie
Jean and Jim Hartman
Lisa and Dan Hoene
Jim and Sandi Jensen
Patricia Johnson and Kai Bjerkness
Patricia Johnson and Kai Bjerkness
Nancy Jones
Cyndi and Greg Klaus
Carolee Lindsey and Darolyn Gray
Douglas and Suzanne Tacheny Kubach
Jim and Kristin Matejcek
Jennifer Melin Miller and David Miller
Kim and David Motes

 

For details on how you can participate in this ambitious initiative, please contact Jaden Hansen at 651-204-6852 or jaden@latteda.org.