Announcing PWYC Partner for THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO

Addison (TX)… WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Shane Peterman, announced today that the “Pay It Forward with Pay-What-You-Can” partner for WTT’s upcoming production of The Ballad of Little Jo will be Dallas Resource Center’s Youth First.

In October 2017, WTT announced the “Pay It Forward with Pay-What-You-Can” initiative in which all proceeds from PWYC previews are donated to various causes and organizations in need. The 2018-2019 Pay It Forward with Pay-What-You-Can performances are sponsored by Holly and Tom Mayer. To date, the program has raised over $8,500 in support of Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Aberg Center for Literacy, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Journey of Hope Grief Support, Gideon’s Feet, Big Thought’s DaVerse Lounge, UNIDOS Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief, and The Alley Theatre. WTT is proud to add Youth First to our growing list of PWYC recipients.

“We are honored to be a beneficiary of Water Tower Theatre’s Pay It Forward initiative!” said Cami Fields, Community Programs Manager. “Youth First is a program of Resource Center that serves LGBTQ youth ages 12-18. Many of our youth participants find great comfort, self-expression, and healing through performing arts, so it is wonderful for them to know that an organization like Water Tower Theatre sees them and has their back. We are grateful for your continued support of LGBTQ youth in North Texas.”

Youth First is one of the only LGBTQ-focused programs in North Texas that addresses the challenges LGBTQ teens face at home, school and in the community. Youth First serves LGBTQ and Allied youth, ages 12-18 and equips them with the tools and resources they need to live an authentic life through year-round, free programming that decreases high-risk behaviors, reduces social isolation, and increases self-esteem.

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PAY WHAT YOU CAN Preview details:

On the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre
The Ballad of Little Jo – Sunday, June 9th, 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Pay What You Can performances are donation-based, general admission performances where patrons can pay $1 - $1 million (or more if they prefer).

How/Where to Buy Tickets:

Tickets for Pay What You Can performances will now be available in advance by phone, or in-person.

By Phone: 972.450.6232
Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001

Fax: 972.450.6244 Email: Box Office Hours:

Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Friday Noon-6 p.m. Closed Saturday-Monday Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission if applicable.

About The Ballad of Little Jo:

After giving birth to a son out of wedlock, Josephine Monaghan makes the difficult decision to leave her son in the care of her sister and head out west in search of a new life; one she hopes will be able to support her and her son. But after a series of ill-fated encounters, Josephine finds herself stranded in a small mining town in Idaho. With an unwavering will to survive, she disguises herself as a man called “Jo” and quickly finds a job mining silver. Things start looking up for Jo as she finds success as a man, but the dream of a better life starts to crack when news from back home in Boston reaches her. Inspired by the true story of a young woman in the Old West, The Ballad of Little Jo is a lively and compelling musical about one woman’s fearless journey to stake her claim on the American Dream.

About WaterTower Theatre

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WaterTower Theatre relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, The Shubert Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is also supported, in part, through the generosity of its Producers Circle, including civic, corporate, and foundation donors AMLI Residential, Atmos Energy, FASTSIGNS Carrollton, Frost Bank, ONCOR, Slalom, Veritex Community Bank, Whole Foods, and individual donors Don and Barbara Daseke, The Bob Downs Family, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Phillip and Janeva Longacre, Tom and Holly Mayer, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, Paul and Norma Schultz, Jack and Libby Swindle, Deborah and Craig Sutton, Ron and Donna Whitehead.