Team Sponsorship

We’re building on the Power of Teamwork to give more people a chance to support The Talent Machine Company and further our mission: to expand opportunities for all children to experience the joy and power of musical theater.

Become part of something special for children and teens by creating or joining a sponsorship team.  No donation is too small and all contributors will be acknowledged on our website and in the 2024 show programs.  If your team raises a minimum of $500, the team will be recognized as a 2024 Gala Sponsor.

Our first team — “Friends of Shane” — was created to show support for Shane Coleman,  TMC Alumnus and current production assistant. We’ve also created two other teams to get the ball rolling. “Team Bobbi” honors the visionary founder of The Talent Machine Company, and “Team Lea” honors her amazing daughter, Lea Capps, who has fearlessly led the Company since 2001.

Other Team Ideas:

  • Alumni groups or Show groups.
  • “In Honor Of” or “Friends Of” teams recognizing a mentor, teacher, cast member or other special person in your life.

Create a team and promote it to family and friends.  To contribute, complete the form below.


Questions? Contact Mary Porter or Donna Arbogast, Gala Co-Chairs, at or


Shane Coleman with Company President Lea Capps.  Team “Friends of Shane” has raised $10,300 to date.

Gala 2024: Sponsoring Teams

To support one of these teams or create your own, complete the form below.

Friends of Shane
The Amrhein’s
Beth Bagley
Patti Baum
The Begin’s
Jack and Arabella Bisciotti
Amber & CJ Brown
Patty Brown and Joe Gill
The Burchfield Family
The Carter Family
Coach D
Robin Cohen
Judy, Roland, and Sam Curbelo
Judy Douglas
J Engelskirch
The Fitzgeralds
Karen and Dennis Frank
The Gants
Aunt Julie George
The Gibbons Family
Rob and Cynthia Gloekler
Jodi and Bruce Goldman
Deni Griffith
Harriet Manis Adam Photography
Terry Hoffman & Chris Santarmes
Dana & Michael Houser
Housley Family
The Hughes Family
Nancy & Henry Hopkins
Jaccard Family
Kris Jenner and Susan Cummings
Kiehne Family
Koch Family Foundation
KP Threads Boutique (Custom Embroidery)
The Kunowsky Family
The Lighthizers
Lilly Family
Gina Manganaro
Manis Family
The Manning Family
Munroe Family
The Nock Family
Tricia O’Leary
Jenny Owen
Rodney Laws Studio
Elena Russo and Andrew Wendell
Kelly Sevier
Lisa Smith
Kathleen Staffini and the Chesapeake Plastic Surgery team
Gretchen Steele
Kim Winchester
The Winchester Family


Team Bobbi ~ In Honor of Bobbi Smith

Bobbi and Vicki Smith with Santa
Talent Machine Founder, Bobbi Smith (R)  with sister, Vicki Smith. Team Bobbi has raised $875 to date.

Devin Arbogast
Duane & Donna Arbogast
Arbogast Family
Sam Curbelo
Bill Dixon
Flippo Family
Sandy & PJ Martini
Nikki Wuthrich


Team Lea ~ In Honor of Lea Capps

Team Lea has raised $3,225.

The Berry Family
Lynette Crook
Sam Curbelo
The Deitrick Family
Bill Dixon
The Jones Family
Sandy & PJ Martini
Alex Sarkady
The Schemmel Family
Sims & Stanford Family
Lisa Smith and Shane Coleman
Reed & Chase Webber Family
Nikki Wuthrich

Team Crofton

Donna Arbogast
Pam and Don LaRue
Chuck and Myra Lynn Layton
Bill and Mary Ann Miller
James/Erica O’Neil
Jane Roach
Nancy Roach
The Saint Amour Family
Thibault/Sprandel Family


Be Part of Our Gala Team!