Become a Patron today!

The Patrons Program was created to support ULS students in the arts. By joining the Patrons, you’ll support students who attend state and national festivals, and your participation in the Patrons Program helps with the critical costs of each production.

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Pay by check

Want to pay by check? Download our Patrons Program ticket order form here

Patrons of the Arts Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor and support our fantastic creative & performing arts program. 

Sponsors receive:

  • An “above the title” notice on our posters, press releases, and in our program for the sponsored performance.
  • A full-page advertisement in all of our performance programs for the year.
  • Two tickets to the year’s patron events, including dinner and show tickets for the fall and spring drama productions and the annual arts banquet.

$1,500 – Fall Play Sponsor

Sponsorship for the fall drama production of Radium Girls.

$2,500 – Spring Musical Sponsor

Sponsorship for the spring production of Big Fish.


If you have any questions or would like to become a Patrons sponsor, please contact Trisha Shapiro at or 313.884.4444, Ext. 411 or Dr. Phill Moss, Creative and Performing Arts Department Chair, at

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Enjoy Dinner & a Show as a Patron!

All Patrons will enjoy a custom-curated dinner before Radium Girls in November and Big Fish in March, as well as reserved seating for the Friday night performance of each show. 

Fall Play: “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory

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Patrons Dinner Theme: Stand Down at the Officer’s Club
Patrons Dinner Date: Friday, November 10 

Show Dates:
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Patrons Night
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. 

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure; Madame Curie an international celebrity and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation but with her family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble that play more than 30 parts — friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Spring Musical:
“Big Fish”
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Book: John August


Patrons Dinner Theme: A Feast
Patrons Dinner Date: March 8, 2024

Show Dates:  
Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. - Patron's Night
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. (Rose Ceremony)

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theater — for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.

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Arts Academy Awards
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 7 p.m.

Join us for our annual visual art gallery tour and arts awards!