Legacy Theatre makes a formal greeting to the community

Mon, 03/20/2006 - 12:46pm
By: Michael Boylan

Michael Parker - Legacy Theatre presentation

Residents get first glimpse at newest cultural venue

Close to 100 people gathered at The Depot in Tyrone on Tuesday night for a reception announcing the plans for The Legacy Theatre. Bethany and Mark Smith joined Stephen Ball, owner of the Doris Russell School of the Performing Arts, to show the plans for the theater space and to attract the interest of the community at large.

Those at the reception could take part in the founding member campaign at a number of different levels. They could also purchase a seat for the theater and have their name listed on it. The different levels of support are: Legend ($2,500 or more), Headliner ($1,000), Principal ($500), Ensemble ($200), Chorus ($100) or Understudy ($50).

Those attending the reception were treated to musical performances from some of the shows that will be presented at the theater. Michael Parker sang a selection from “The Spitfire Grill,” while Shae Johnson sang a song from “The Christmas Survival Guide,” Melissa Vasquez sang a song from “Song and Dance” and four gentlemen representing “Forever Plaid,” which will be the first show at the theater, performed “Three Coins in the Fountain.”

There was a palpable sense of excitement from the Smiths and Ball, and that feeling was shared by many in the crowd, which included a number of representatives from the local arts community, as well as members of the Tyrone town government.

For more information on the Legacy Theatre, visit www.thelegacytheatre.org.

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