The Ringwald's Comeback Campaign
The Ringwald Theatre lives to entertain again! In a newly-formed partnership with Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center, The Ringwald will open their new home inside the center in the fall of 2021 after temporarily shutting its doors at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a successful 14 year residency on Woodward and 9 mile.
Following the partnership announcement during the Affirmations Town Hall on June 1, The Ringwald Theatre also launched their Comeback Campaign, a fundraising effort to outfit their new space with production essentials, citing a monetary goal of $50k.
“We’re so thankful for all the support – both monetary and otherwise – we’ve received as we made the difficult decision to leave our former home,” said Joe Bailey, Artistic Director for the Ringwald. “Our Comeback Campaign will help us create the space we’ve always imagined. We’re grateful for your continued support and we’re so excited to return to Ferndale and partner with the wonderful people of Affirmations.”
The Ringwald Theatre’s new space will include multiple upgrades to enhance the audience experience, including an updated lighting system, riser seating, and additional amenities to transform Affirmation’s Community Room into the Ringwald’s new home.
In addition to producing cutting edge plays and musicals that Ringwald audiences have come to know, expect and love, the theatre will partner with Affirmations to provide theatrical programming for their constituents.
The Ringwald invites you to be a Molly. Or an Emilio. Or Judd or Ally or Anthony Michael.
There’s a brand new, Breakfast Club-themed way to support the Ringwald Theatre. Introducing The Ringwald Club donor program, allowing Ringwald fans everywhere to donate and be immortalized in the theatre lobby. Yes, YOU can be a part of Ringwald history—even if you taped Larry Lester’s buns together.
Vintage lockers—direct from Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois—are in The Ringwald lobby to commemorate donors.
Each of the five lockers will represent a Breakfast Club personality and sponsorship level (The Athlete, The Criminal, The Basketcase, The Brain, and The Princess).
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."
"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?"
"I never did it either. I'm not a nymphomaniac. I'm a compulsive liar."
"Does that answer your question?"
"Were you truly disgusted with what I did with my lipstick?"
Interested supporters can click the donation button of your choice below today. The Ringwald Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all of your charitable donations will be tax deductible—and greatly, gratefully appreciated. If you missed out on your chance to be immortalized on our chairs last year, now’s your opportunity to be a part of the Ringwald in-crowd. Don’t get left out of this fundraiser, forcing your friends to pressure you into screamconfessing “NO I NEVER DID IT!”
Does that answer your question?
The Ringwald Club
Interested in being a Ringwald sponsor or advertising in one of our programs? Contact us at theRingwald@gmail.com for rates and info!
This activity is supported in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS