Become a Supporter of New Wrinkles
Dear Friends of the Arts in the Valley,
The Fresno City College Division of Fine, Performing, & Communication Arts is pleased present “New Wrinkles” Senior Showcase for the 30th year. This group is designed for performers 55 years of age and older. This unique vocal and dance program is one of the largest programs of its kind for seniors in the United States. Each year our performances are seen by over 5,000 audience members. Whether you are a senior citizen coming to enjoy an afternoon out with your friends, or students and families supporting the arts in the valley, prepare to be amazed and inspired at the talent these performers bring to the stage each and every performance. Rated as one of the top 20 most entertaining events in Fresno, this show should not be missed.
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on our journey “On the Road to Broadway” opening May 24th as we perform 16 shows through June 10th. Under the Direction of David Bonetto, Vocal Director Rebecca Sarkisian, and Musical Director Ellie Dote, this year’s show promises to be as exciting and energetic as the last one.
How long does our production take to perfect? Production team meetings begin each year in August for the following year’s show. Members of our “New Wrinkles” cast begin taking vocal and dance classes at the community college in September and continue to put in hours of hard work each week until the run opens in May. The support of Fresno City College is paramount to the production, however the school’s budget does not provide for all of our production needs. Therefore we are seeking business and individual sponsors to help offset these costs. Your donations will be used to continue to provide the quality and professional level that we have come to expect from New Wrinkles.
The members of our cast do not receive any monetary benefit from our production and often pay out of their own pockets for costumes and other expenses required to participate. However the enjoyment and fulfillment of being part of a stage family is something that is priceless.
In 2017, our generous sponsors made it possible for New Wrinkles to purchase much needed equipment. This year we are asking again for your support as we continue our mission to provide a space for seniors to perform in the valley. A gift of any amount would be welcomed. All donations are tax deductible and we have some exciting new benefits for Donors and Sponsors this year.
We would also encourage you to attend one of our performances. A “New Wrinkles” show makes for a fun filled family afternoon or a great date night opportunity with a loved one. To purchase your tickets or for more information about “New Wrinkles” please visit our website, www.newwrinklesfresno.com.
New Wrinkles Fund Raising Chairman