Board Meeting - Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7pm at the Quinebaug Valley Center for the Arts111 Main Street, Southbridge.
Gateway Players Theatre membership includes everyone interested in helping the organization grow and continue to be a vital part of the community. The monthly board meetings are open to all.
The organization's continued growth needs the ideas, suggestions and help of everyone interested in Gateway. Please plan to come.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE GATEWAY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are waiting to hear about the structural integrity of the barn and we have had to postpone the October production. We will set the 43rd season, as we locate temporary space.
The board is working hard- and welcomes help and suggestions from all its fans and supporters.
We will be postponing Things My Mother Taught Me. We still plan on doing The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, and we are currently looking for another location to perform it at.
All of the Board felt that it was very important to continue to perform shows next season. In all likelihood, we will scale back the number of shows that we do, and also select shows that have relatively simple sets and dont need extensive lighting. We will be looking to hopefully find one location that all of these shows can be performed at. The season will be set at the Sept 19 meeting and the Twizzlers awards night has been scheduled for Jan 27 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center. Looking forward to seeing you on our stage- wherever that may be- and behind the scenes.
The Future While this may not be needed if the repairs to the barn are performed, we have formed a committee to begin researching other possible locations in the Southbridge area that we could permanently move to. Of even more importance, we have formed another committee to oversee a Major Fundraising Drive. We will be reaching out to all of our members to help serve on these committees. If we do find a new location, the cost of renovating it into a theater will be very expensive. We will be reaching out to the entire greater Southbridge community to get their support to ensure the continuation of Community Theater in the area.
As soon as we have more information concerning the current status of the barn, we will update everyone on the plan. We would like to thank all of you who support Gateway Players, and Community Theater. Moving forward, we will need your support now more than ever. For the past 42 years, Gateway has been presenting quality theater to the greater Southbridge community. With your help, we are confident that this will continue for many more years to come.
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Nice article about Gateway in Worcester Magazine
Read "The Show Goes On At Gateway Player Theatre" by Jonnie Coutu in the March 26, 2015 Worcester Magazine