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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Skylight Music Theatre

Bringing the full spectrum of music theatre works to a wide and diverse audience

three stars

80.39

158 North Broadway Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 291-7811   Web Site
EIN: 39-0975374

Board Leadership
Michael C. Lueder
President

CEO
Jack R. Lemmon
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.39 three stars
  Financial 75.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1959, Skylight Opera Theatre has established a reputation for broad and adventuresome repertoire, encompassing baroque opera, European operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, Broadway musicals, contemporary chamber operas and original musical revues. This tantalizing mix of repertoire fulfills the mission of the Skylight which is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. The Skylight gives over 90 performances each season, winning national praise for its artistic excellence, versatility, and virtuoso ensemble productions.

Since its founding in 1959, Skylight Opera Theatre has established a reputation for broad and adventuresome repertoire, encompassing baroque opera, European operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, Broadway musicals, contemporary chamber operas and original musical revues. This tantalizing mix of repertoire fulfills the mission of the Skylight which is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. The Skylight gives over 90 performances each season, winning national praise for its artistic excellence, versatility, and virtuoso ensemble productions.

Financial

two stars

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Skylight Music Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Skylight Music Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Skylight Music Theatre (WI) 80.39 three stars
Opera San José (CA) 92.72 four stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.80 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 89.13 three stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 86.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $807,111
   Federated Campaigns $584,032
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $34,591
Total Contributions $1,425,734
   Program Service Revenue $1,014,304
Total Primary Revenue $2,440,038
   Other Revenue $467,606
TOTAL REVENUE $2,907,644
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,897,914
   Administrative Expenses $399,290
   Fundraising Expenses $142,469
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,439,673
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-532,029
   
Net Assets $1,659,826

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Musical Performances $2,696,618 93.1%
Educational Programming $201,296 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 80.39 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 81.71 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.28 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.29 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 87.89 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 81.49 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 79.92 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 79.52 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 73.07 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 90.62 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 83.78 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 82.75 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 84.44 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 94.22 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-0975374
Name in IRS Master File SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE CORP
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Skylight Music Theatre (WI) 80.39 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.58 three stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 86.58 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.90 four stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 89.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Skylight Music Theatre
158 North Broadway Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 291-7811
fax: (414) 291-7815
EIN: 39-0975374

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Board Leadership

Michael C. Lueder
President

CEO

Jack R. Lemmon
Executive Director

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