Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Ann Arbor Civic Theatre communicate their work with a content management system (CMS)-based website, so that they can easily manage and update site content on a regular basis.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Ann Arbor, MI, USA


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Posted April 28th

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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Project Details

What We Need
  • Development of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: This project is for a website built with a Content Management System (CMS), such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, Drupal, or Weebly . A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)
Additional Details

We are a community theatre looking to update/relaunch our website. Currently a Google site, we are looking for a CMS website that, once running, we can manage internally. Currently, our ticketing system is integrated, and we may be adding a calendar system as well. Right now, we know we are content-heavy, and we would like something that makes a bigger/better visual impact that aligns with our brand.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a website:, as well as social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Our public library has an archive of photos and posters and publicity and such, available at We can provide you with logos and photos as well.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to actually update our website. Especially with the interruption of COVID 19, we would not have the capacity to make these upgrades, which will help us as we re-open post-COVID.

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre celebrated its 90th season during 2019-2020, though it has been interrupted. Prior to our 19-20 season, we made quite an effort to streamline our look, and bring our digital presence in line with the quality of theatre we are capable of producing. The website, while better than it once was, is a HUGE part of that overhaul, and one of the remaining large puzzle pieces we still need.

Project Plan

Prep: Share Information
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an outline of the Organization’s needs and goals for the new website, which should include any specific features that are required (e.g., contact forms, mobile responsive design, member sign in, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides approved content and images to be used for the new website (e.g., About Us copy, Mission Statement, staff bios and images, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with links to any existing online presence that the Organization has (e.g., social media, blog, existing website, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
Milestone 1: Kick-off Discussion
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the timeline and scope of the website project, including: the number of pages or sections for the new website, specific features and plugins requires, look and feel for the website (themes), target date for initial review, target date for website launch
  • Professional reviews information provided and makes recommendations for which CMS application to use
  • Volunteer Manager signs up for the selected CMS application, and provides Professional with credentials to create the website
Milestone 2: Build & Review
  • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to build the website
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the in-progress website and provides feedback
  • Professional completes any required functional QA
Milestone 3: Website Launch
  • Professional provides final website for approval to launch
  • Volunteer Manager approves the website for launch, or requests approval from any stakeholders
  • Professional launches the site on Organization's domain name
  • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after launch
  • Professional instructs the Volunteer Manager on how to update content and maintain the website going forward
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About The Org

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Posted by
Alexandra B.

Executive Director

Our Mission

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is a community theatre group. We exist to provide opportunities for the members of the community to participate in theatre. A2CT values and promotes creative excellence and personal artistic growth through:

Presentation of quality theatre performances
Open invitation for participation in all aspects of theatrical production
Development of talent through educational, apprenticeship, and performance opportunities


Ruth was wonderful! She is very attentive to the needs and wants of her clients, and was great to work with. She really walked us through step by step and when the final product was ready, we felt really confident that we could maintain the site, especially since she encouraged us to reach out if we had any further questions.
Alexandra B.

Executive Director

Website Construction (CMS-Based) Project

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