MILWAUKEE -- Generous Milwaukeeans have raised nearly $20,000 overnight for Pabst Theater Group employees who are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As of this writing, a GoFundMe campaign entitled "Pabst Theater Group Employee Relief Fund Benefitting Our Amazing Theater Staff" has raised $16,154 in just 20 hours.
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"If you’ve ever been helped by our box office, gotten a better seat from an usher, heard an artist sing the praises of our backstage and stage staff, been given that extra pour from our bartender…Then please help," the campaign's description reads.
100 percent of proceeds go to the group's more than 200 ushers, bartenders, event staff members, or stagehands.
You can also earn some pretty cool rewards for doing a good deed. A gift of $100 gets you two guest list spots for a show, based on availability. A $500 donation gets you an exclusive VIP dining experience backstage at The Riverside with five of your friends. For a generous $1,000 gift, you can own an entire Riverside box for a night - with 7 of your friends at a show of your choice.
Pabst Theater Group operates The Riverside Theater, The Pabst Theater, Turner Hall, and The Back Room @ Colectivo.