Our little theater has big dreams!

We have been working hard over the last several years to make our dream of a new marquee a reality.  In September of 2023 that dream came true!  We could not have done it without the grant we received from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and all of the donors listed below. We owe a huge THANK YOU to Michigan Graphics and Signs out of St. Johns for the demolition of the old marquee and the fabrication and installation of the new one.  

We have tried to track down all the donations we have received since 2018 when we started fundraising.  If you donated and do not see your name here, or see any inaccuracies, please reach out so we can make sure that is fixed.

We cannot be more grateful to our community for their support of the arts and of the Portland Civic Players. 

We have been a part of the Portland community since 1955 and purchased the old Sun Theater in 1971.  We are so thankful for those in our organization that had the foresight to make sure we had our own home.  The upgrades we have made and continue to work toward will make sure we can provide affordable live theater to the Portland Community and surrounding area for many years to come!

Platinum Club Members ($1000 and above)

Maureen Devota – In Memory of Bill and Anne Eddy

Sean Eddy – In Memory of Bill and Anne Eddy

Wayne and Joan Foote

Coleen French

Ben and Elizabeth Hager

Erin and Jeremy Hoard – In Memory of Howard and Margaret Randolph, In Honor of the 

Dassance Family

Homeworks Tri-County

Terry and Donalyn Lawless – In Memory of Vickie Lawless and Ryan Sandborn 

Rose Mary and Larry Leik

Doug and Noreen Logel

Roger and Carolyn Manning

Jeff Miller – In Honor of Larry and Kathy Miller

My 3 Sons Heating and Cooling

Clay and Kelly Ramsey

Laurie Reeves – In Memory of Adam Reeves

Logan Reeves – In Memory of Adam

Kristina and Patrick Reynolds

Mary and Chad Teachout – In memory and honor of the many family members that paved the way for us here.

Shirley Teachout

Tyler Tichvon – In Memory of Adam

Mattie and Jeff Timmer


Portland Party Store

Portland Products

Private Donation

Private Donation

Annette Weiser

Travis Whitaker and Jason Schneider – In Memory of Dave and Brenda Whitaker

Our Shining Lights

These generous individuals have purchased a light bulb on the new marquee.

In Memory of Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Anderson

Mary Bresnahan 

Mary Bresnahan 

In Memory of Joseph Michael Brown

In Memory of Roma and Weldon Brown

In Honor of Winthrop and Agnes Bushong

In Memory of Tim Chamberlin 1986-2003 Forever the Ghost of Christmas Future Johanna Cleveland

Courageous Coffee

Steven Dawdy 

Steven Dawdy

In Memory of Robert and Dawn Decker

Emerson G. Dibean

Preston X. Dibean

Wade C. Dibean 

Duff, Chadwick & Associates

In Memory of Bill Eddy

In Memory of Anne Eddy

In Memory of Olive Fitzpatrick

Adam Foote – The Light Dude

Sean & Stacy Fox-Elster

In Memory of Leo Frazee

Tom and Judy Fryover 

Tom and Judy Fryover 

Tom and Judy Fryover 

In Memory of Brian Goodman xoxo 

In Memory of Brian Goodman xoxo 

In Memory of Brian Goodman xoxo 

In Memory of Brian Goodman xoxo 

In Memory of Brian Goodman xoxo 

In Memory of Brian Goodman xoxo 

Josette Goodman – In Memory of Brian Goodman

Liz Hager

Louise Hill

In Honor of the Hill/Showerman Family

Elizabeth Ingraham

Ryan, Mandy, Evelyn and Rosalee Johnston

In Honor of Jerry and Janette Kramer

AJ Kunde

In Memory of Alan John Lazette Actor, Producer, Director, Father, Husband and Friend

Rose Mary and Lawrence Leik

Thomas and Mary Leik

Louise and Gordan Lind

Living Loved Wellness Studio – Kim Bengel

Peter Manina

Jeff and Nita Massey

In honor of the Moubrays

In honor of Rick and Linda Olsen

Sandy Olsen

Sandra (Anderson) Owens

David and Ruth Ann Peake

Heather (Neiswonger) Peterson

Jane Pohl

Jane Pohl

Jane Pohl

Portland Area Historical Society

Portland Garden Club 

Portland Garden Club 

Portland Garden Club 

Garrett Ramsey

Lanny and Cindy Reed

Pam Robinson

Megan Sanders

Tonya Schneider 

Tonya Schneider

Dan and Melody Schrauben

Herman and Elaine Schrauben

Terry and Jonda Schrauben – Meadow Bowl Lanes

Terry and Jonda Schrauben – Meadow Bowl Lanes

Terry and Jonda Schrauben – Meadow Bowl Lanes

Molly and Craig Seekamp

In Memory of Marilyn Shaw from Connie & Jerry, Nancy & Larry, John & Linda, Jeff & Rose

In Honor of Angela and Thomas Shinaver and Family

Jonathan Showerman 

Eric and Amy Sutherland

In Honor of the Chad Teachout Family

Chad and Mary Teachout

Shirley Teachout

Dan Templin

In Memory of Patricia Thelen

In Memory of Fay & Nona Upright

Evelyn Walkington-Jensen 2019 Citizen of the Year

Maureen and Don Wallace

Jennie Weber 

Jennie Weber

 In Memory of David and Brenda Whitaker

Other generous donations made by:

Fabricated Customs

First Congregational Church

Barb Goodman

Devann Hattis

Jackson National

Mandy Johnston

Karen Kvorka

Crystal Lowe

Michael Mauren

Elizabeth Milewski

Network for Good

Oms Garden

PayPal Giving Fund

Catherine Perez

Portland Historical Society

Portland Orchestral Society

Portland VFW #4090

Shurway Storage

Sierra Homes

Jill Watson

Wolfshead Rod Makers