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So some of you may know that, in May of 2011, my wife and I were voted in by the City Council of Roseville to take over the historic Tower Theatre, a venue for both live theatre and film. Since then, we've fought pretty hard to get people to not only realize we're open, but to generate audiences in a community that for 25 years only experienced Children's and local Community theatre--i.e., one company was IT for this town. We're now on the voting list for the Greater Sacramento Area KCRA "A" List, which represents the "Best of" in the region. This award not only generates a decent amount of media coverage, but fits well into Grant Applications under the "Awards" slot. We have NINE days left. Voters don't need to be CA residents--just supporters of the organizations. The #1 slot has been taken year after year by a company with a great deal of money, founded by Tim Busfield. We're within 100 votes of surpassing them. I'm trying to rally every resource and contact that I can. If you want to help, if you have the HEART to STAND with us, to BLEED with us--and to TRIUMPH, as David over Goliath, as Luke over Vader--as KIRK over the GORN, WILL YOU VOTE FOR US!!??!!! IF SO: What I've been sending out is below: For us, it's not about being the "Best"--it's about grant opportunities, credibility and exposure! Our company is run by Jennifer and Jason Bortz (myself), and we not only provide live theatre, but movie screenings and premieres, singer/songwriters, comedy, classes and workshops in stage and screen, birthdays/graduations/company meetings--even weddings, all packaged in ways that welcome even the lowest of budgets! We partner with the Art Institute of Sacramento to stream shows live for their Multicamera Class, and we also began Roseville's very first Animation Festival last year, a new annual event that drew international exposure! On top of this, we also train a Performance Group that reaches out to the community, performing at no charge for organizations such as Ride to Walk, Big Brother/Big Sister, Kaiser permanente and many convalasecent/retirement communities--anyone who wants us, we'll go see 'em! We're members of the Downtown Merchants Association, the Roseville AND Rocklin Chambers of Commerce, are active with the Roseville Community Development Corporation, and are instrumental in the upcoming Venues on Vernon collaboration with the City. Our home is the Tower Theatre--but we offer so much more than simply a live or theatrical experience. Your vote for us will raise community awareness of the resource they have in our theatre for their entertainment and presentation needs. A win or even a second place showing would look great on our grant applications--help us to grow our programs and be an active part in revitalizing Roseville's swiftly growing downtown. People don't realize how much our theatres can be helped just by showing a raised hand of support--it makes an impact on students young and old, on audiences from a wide variety of life that need to be touched. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Send this message to as many as you can whom you believe will help us reach our goal of 300 votes! All you need to do is enter your email--you will NOT be spammed, you only receive an acknowledgement that you voted!--then click on Stand Out Talent under Arts and Entertainment for Best Theatre Group! Thanks much, and may God jump start your day today! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!! ----------------- Folks, it would be awesome to bring it home. To be able to stand tall, and to know that all their base, truly, are belong to us.