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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

87.28

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

Board Leadership
Alec Fraser
President

CEO
Jack R. Lemmon
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.28 three stars
  Financial 86.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.4%
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) 87.28 three stars
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (MO) 91.65 four stars
Kentucky Opera (KY) 85.55 three stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 87.36 three stars
Cincinnati Opera (OH) 92.00 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $779,900
   Federated Campaigns $590,350
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $44,650
Total Contributions $1,414,900
   Program Service Revenue $1,084,347
Total Primary Revenue $2,499,247
   Other Revenue $492,888
TOTAL REVENUE $2,992,135
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,151,693
   Administrative Expenses $300,984
   Fundraising Expenses $154,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,607,646
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-615,511
   
Net Assets $2,871,239

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 $2,975,598 94.4%
Educational Programming $176,095 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Skylight Music Theatre (WI) 87.28 three stars
Choral Arts (DC) 89.47 three stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 88.03 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 87.92 three stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 90.78 four 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

Alec Fraser
President

CEO

Jack R. Lemmon
Executive Director

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