Our mission is to produce outstanding musical theatre that is free to all of Austin
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
Door To Door Storage, Inc., a leading national provider of portable self-storage containers and moving services, announced that it has donated the use of storage containers to Zilker Theatre Productions for use during its 50th Annual Zilker Music Festival. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will be presented during the Festival.
Door To Door is donating all transportation and rental fees on a total of five mobile storage units starting in June and continuing through August. The portable self-storage containers will be located in the Beverly S. Sheffield Hillside Theater in Austin's Zilker Park where the production is shown.
"Our mission is to produce outstanding musical theatre that is free to all of Austin," said Bruce McCandless, president of Zilker Theatre Productions. "Because our production is outdoors, the donated containers from Door To Door Storage are a tremendous help. The containers enable us to protect costumes and props between performances. Donations such as this from our community members ensure that we can keep producing the Zilker Summer Musical and our additional outreach programs."
The Zilker Summer Musical, produced by Zilker Theatre Productions, is the longest running outdoor Broadway-caliber production with pay-what-you-wish admission in the United States today.
"Zilker Theatre Productions makes music, artistic expression and the Broadway experience available for every member of the Austin community," said Annette Jacobs, president and CEO, Door To Door Storage. "Door To Door Storage is proud to be a supporter of the Zilker Summer Musical. We believe in participating in the communities we do business in and are pleased to be able to play a part in this production."
The Zilker Summer Musical will feature Disney's Beauty and the Beast starting June 28 and running through August 9. Performances run Thursday through Sunday and start at sunset at approximately 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. To learn more about the Zilker Summer Musical and Zilker Theatre Productions, please visit http://www.zilker.org.
About Zilker Theatre Productions
Originally created as a project of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department in 1959, the Zilker Summer Musical continues to provide high-quality musical theater entertainment to Central Texans and visitors from around the world.
Zilker Theatre Productions (formerly known as "Friends of the Summer Musical") has been dedicated since its inception in 1987 to preserving this special gift to Austin audiences by producing the Zilker Summer Musical as well as sponsoring a variety of other community outreach and youth training programs.
Zilker Theatre Productions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides award-winning, pay-what-you-wish entertainment, boasts an audience of 40,000 annually and has a budget of over $150,000. Approximately 50% of the organization's revenue comes from the contributions of individuals and audience members.
Zilker Theatre Productions is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of that unique American art form, the Broadway musical, by mounting large-scale musical productions at the Beverly S. Sheffield Hillside Theater in Austin's beautiful Zilker Park. Please visit http://www.zilker.org for more information.
About Door To Door Storage, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Door To Door Storage, Inc. pioneered a convenient, secure and cost effective alternative to traditional self-storage and household moving. Utilizing an environmentally-friendly container design, Door To Door provides options for temporary or long-term storage in addition to moving services for both home and business customers.
Door To Door has operations in more than 20 U.S. metropolitan markets with its corporate headquarters located in Kent, Washington. For more information, please visit the company website at DoorToDoor.com.
For more information:
Gayle Duncan, Executive Options MarCom, (425) 802-7034
Marty Dugan, Door To Door Storage, Inc., (253) 872-5800
Jane White, Secretary, Zilker Theatre Productions, (512) 347-8847