The First Nighters Club is a recognized NMU foundation creating opportunities for student artists and supporting the theatre community of Marquette and the surrounding areas.
Our Mission: To support the student artists and the theatre program by ensuring that the students can get the most professional training possible, on and off the stage, and enabling the theatre to produce high-quality productions that challenge, teach, and of course, entertain.
First Nighters Club Levels of Membership
All levels will receive program acknowledgement throughout the season, as well as in the club newsletters.
Booster - $1 - $99
Friend - $100 - $249
Sponsor - $250 - $449
Angel - $500 - $999
Producers Circle - $1,000 - $4,900
Benefits to Theatre Students
The First Nighters Club supports theatre students in many ways, including:
- Talent scholarships
- Tuition and fees for graduate artistic interns
- Audition fees for state, regional and national auditions
- Annual outstanding achievement awards
- Academic achievement awards
- New York, Las Vegas, Stratford, and abroad Field Studies scholarships
Benefits to the Theatre
The First Nighters Club has financed several theatre improvements:
- Wireless microphones
- Lighting instruments
- Wireless intercom/headset system
- Lighting and sound equipment for the Black Box Theatre
The First Nighters Club is present at several special events throughout the year, including:
- Season Premiere Party
- Half-Way Party
- Madrigal Dinner
- Drama Prom and Jimmy Awards
First Nighters Club Advisory Board 2017-18
Dave Dagenais - President
Sandy Meyskens - Vice President
Bill Digneit - Treasurer
Adrienne Vermeulen - Secretary
Support theatre at NMU through the tradition of the First Nighter's Club. Give today!
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