The Centre Theater
Hello Patrons of the Arts!
The Centre Theater in Norristown is about to put on its greatest production ever.
The former Odd Fellows building, where Mark Twain once performed, is about to be transformed, just as Cinderella was transformed and married her Prince Charming, the Centre Theater will be transformed into a performance space we can all be proud of.
The fourth floor has been home to a ‘black box’ theater since the building was purchased by the Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, with productions being staged by Iron Age Theatre and Centre Theater’s own production company. But the years have taken their toll.
Thanks in part to local architects Seiler and Drury, when the curtain rises again the space will have morphed from banquet chairs to 130 bolted-down, real theater seats. Back stage will be widened to allow for the construction of sets and a ‘green room’ will be established, giving the space a little well deserved panache.
To pull off such a feat, stage hands (not really actual stage hands, volunteers with a little vigor will work) from across the region will be needed.
We will be starting demolition of the fourth floor space on June 15, and continue on June 16. If you know how to sling a sledge hammer, please sign up today! Or if you can carry things from one place to another, or if you know how to use a paint brush, we want you! If demo isn’t your thing, we’re also establishing a list of volunteers willing to help out with shows, take tickets, open doors, or even by simply donating to the cause.
Please take a moment to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us your name, what you’d like to help out with, what day you’d like to volunteer (both days will be just fine with us!) and anything else you’d like us to know about you!
Looking forward to the future!
The Centre Theater
Oscar Vance – president
Stan Huskey – treasurer
Josh Chung – member