Producers Circle
Play a leading role in bringing world-class theatre to San Diego

Our Producers Circle is comprised of generous donors who support the theatre with annual gifts of $5,000 or more. These donations can be directed toward specific productions, special projects or to cover general operating expenses.

Mike & Rhoda Auer
Donors since 2004
Associate Producer
Each production at Cygnet requires countless hours of work by many devoted artists. In addition to paying these talented people, there are costs for supplies and equipment, marketing and program printing and upkeep of the theatre and rehearsal hall. As an Associate Producer, you help defray these costs and allow us to provide high quality productions to the community.
Click here for list of benefits for becoming an Associate Producer.
Marilyn & Arthur Neumann with Bill Schmidt
Donors since 2004
Technical or Orchestra Sponsor

As a Set Sponsor or Costume Sponsor for a production you provide vital funding to hire artistic staff, purchase materials to build the sets or costumes, acquire furniture or costume accessories, and more. Your generosity also allows us to hire the backstage staff necessary for the show to run smoothly, night after night.


At Cygnet we hire a live Orchestra for each of our musicals and although the musicians may not be visible to the audience, they play a critical role in creating a complete and exciting musical experience for our audience. Musicians begin rehearsals several weeks before they actually start working with the actors. They then provide the score for subsequent rehearsals and the run of the production. By sponsoring the Orchestra, you help us hire top-quality professional musicians that are among San Diego’s finest.

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Sarah & Earl Feldman
Donors since 2007
Production Sponsor
As a Production Sponsor you help underwrite the costs of producing a show. From keeping the lights on in the theatre to renting the rehearsal hall; from paying actors and designers to printing the programs and marketing materials; from paying box office staff to purchasing props and costumes, your support is like rain on a garden, allowing all aspects of the production to come to fruition.
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Artistic Director Sean Murray and Executive Director Bill Schmidt with long-time donor Elaine Lipinsky.

Honored by her daughters, Kamaya Jane & Diane Zeps.

Season Sponsor
Each season, Cygnet produces at least six main stage productions and performs to more than 45,000 patrons. Presenting a year-round season of classics, musicals, and off-Broadway style shows, Cygnet has garnered over 100 awards in 10 years. By becoming a Season Sponsor, you give Cygnet the freedom to continue to present a wide variety of high-quality, daring and diverse programming at an affordable price.
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Bill & Judy Garrett
Donors since 2004
Most donors at the Angel level direct their gifts toward general operating expenses, allowing the flexibility to use the funds where and when they are most needed. Whether used to pay the rent or hire staff or purchase equipment, gifts at this level have the largest impact overall.
Click here for list of benefits for becoming a Cygnet Angel.


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I have supported Cygnet since the beginning because I knew it was a midsize theatre with great potential to produce top quality, challenging work to enhance the theatre scene in San Diego. This has proven to be true.
- Jordine Von Wantoch
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