Based in Louisville, KY (my hometown!), the Commonwealth Theatre Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching students through theatre education and performance. Right now, YOU can help further their mission by participating in their Spring Raffle.
This fundraiser coincides with the Young American Shakespeare Festival, happening now through May 22. While most of the items are Louisville-centric, the main item up for grabs is a private virtual chat with stars from Hamilton or Wicked (you get to choose)! That's right, you and up to nine friends can listen to these Broadway stars discuss behind-the-scenes stories and what life is like as an actor in NYC. Plus, each participating cast member will perform a solo just for you. But that's not all. Before signing off the actors will happily answer your questions, such as, "What was your audition process like?" or "How many things did you audition for before you got your first gig?"
The best part? Since this prize is virtual it doesn't matter where you live. You can win from anywhere! But here's the fine print stuff: this prize must make $1,850 in entry fees, otherwise instead of a chat with the stars the prize money will be split 50/50 between the winner and Commonwealth Theatre Center. So you could win hundreds of dollars just from one entry! One entry is $50, but if you buy three entries you get two FREE.
So don't throw away your shot - go on and enter! But hurry, the entry deadline is May 21 at 8pm EDT. Winner will be selected the following day. And be sure to share this with your friends and family - just tell them if they win they have to invite you as one of the nine friends (wink wink).