2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Center Theatre’s reopening and according to Patrick Myers, the Theatre’s Executive Director, there will be celebrations all year long. “We are planning different events and activities during the year to celebrate our Anniversary. The centerpiece will be a special 10th Anniversary Retrospective this summer. We’re bringing together current and past performers to present songs and scenes from our favorite theater productions from the past 10 years.”
As the Theatre’s founding Executive Director, Myers is especially pleased to be back in that role for this 10th anniversary year. “I couldn’t be happier to be back at the Theatre for this anniversary. When the Theatre had its grand reopening in August of 2006 there were some people who didn’t think we would be able to make it. Like anything worth doing it hasn’t been easy and sometimes it hasn’t been pretty, but we are still here and we’re going to celebrate!”
Myers also said that several musical performers from past years will also be coming back for concerts in 2016. “We haven’t publicized it yet, but Don Campbell will be performing a country Christmas Concert on December 3rd and while it isn’t confirmed we’re expecting to announce a favorite golden oldies band’s return to the stage this spring.”
With the Anniversary programs along with a full schedule of great movies, community events, and live programming Myers thinks 2016 is going to be a very busy year. “We’re hoping to see all our members and friends this year so we can say ‘thank you.’ We wouldn’t be here without the community’s support and we’re very grateful.”
For more information on the anniversary plans or upcoming events at the Center Theatre, please email the Center Theatre at email@example.com, call the box office at 564-8943 or stop by the Theatre at 20 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center presenting affordable arts and entertainment all year long.
Call For Directors for Youth Production of Sound of Music
The Center Theatre and the Slightly Off-Center Players are looking for an experienced director for the Spring 2016 youth production of Sound of Music. The production, sponsored by Will’s Shop ‘n Save, will take place the weekends of April 22nd and 29th. Anyone interested in directing the production should contact the Slightly Off-Center Players and the Center Theatre and provide the following information:
• Your experience directing community theatrical productions and any special skills or resources you can bring to the production.
• Why you are interested in directing this production, and
• Your thoughts regarding The Sound of Music (a copy of our script is available at the Center Theatre by request)
Information should be emailed to SOCP@CenterTheatre.org no later than 5:00pm, Sunday, January 31st. All respondents will be contacted no later than 5:00pm, Thursday, February 4th. The Director for the Sound of Music will receive a small stipend. For more information on the Center Theatre or the Slightly Off-Center Players, contact the Center Theatre at 564-8943 or visit www.centertheatre.org.
The Slightly Off-Center Players and the Center Theatre for the Performing Arts are seeking directors and actors interested in presenting a one-act play at the Center Theatre on February 26th, 27th and 28th. The one acts will be performed along with Foxcroft Academy’s one-act play titled Cheating Death written by Kamron Klitgaard and Directed by Derrick Buschmann.
The theme of the one-acts this year is ‘Death and Shakespeare’ “We like to have a theme that gives people a lot of space to work within.” said the Theatre’s Executive Director Patrick Myers, “We’re encouraging people to think outside the box and bring us their ideas.” Interested directors or actors should contact Wendy Voter at the Center Theatre to discuss their ideas and sign up. There is no minimum length for the proposed pieces, but all must run under 30 minutes. Rehearsal schedule and production royalties will be the responsibility of the director. Rehearsals can begin as soon as the Director has a cast. The Theatre will be available for rehearsals depending on their existing schedule. All one-acts will begin tech rehearsals at the Center Theatre on Wednesday, February 24th.
For more information on the Center Theatre or the Slightly Off-Center Players, contact the Center Theatre at 564-8943 or visit their website at centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts venue dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands and is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2016
The Center Theatre recently announced that it is looking for new members for several of its standing committees. “As we look to an exciting new year in 2016, we’d love to have new people in the community on our committees,” Said Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre’s Executive Director, “Most committees only meet once a month for an hour, but they are very important to the smooth operation of the Theatre.”
Myers said the Theatre is particularly looking for people interested in joining the Theatre’s Fundraising, Facilities, and Programming committees. According to Myers, these committees have important work to do in 2016 that will help ensure the Theatre’s success for next year and into the future. “2016 is our 10th anniversary year,” Myers said, “because of this we’re looking back at what’s worked well over the past 10 years and what we need to do to make the next 10 years even more successful.” There are important decisions to be made about facility improvements, programming direction, and making plans to celebrate the 10th Anniversary itself and those decisions start in the Center Theatre’s committees.
Upcoming committee meetings are as follows: Facilities Committee: Thursday the 7th at 5:45pm; Fundraising Committee: Wednesday the 13th at 5:30pm; and Programming Committee: Thursday the 14th at 5:30pm. “We’re encouraging anyone who is interested to drop in for the committee meeting – no RSVP required,” Myers said, “but if the meeting time isn’t good for you please call the Theatre at 564-8943 and let us know you’re interested. We can add you to the committee list to keep you updated on future meeting times.”
For more information on the committees or anything else going on at the Center Theatre, please email the Center Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the box office at 564-8943 or stop by the Theatre at 20 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016.