On Sunday, December 10, 2017, the Colonial Theatre hosts a celebratory event to officially commemorate the opening of its new wing, honor its campaign contributors, unveil donor recognition signage, and showcase the versatile programming that has made the venue a community treasure.
“Our patrons, contributors and community were so patient and understanding during construction. But they were also very eager to see the finished wing, so we thought it was best to have a soft opening as soon as possible” said Mary Foote, Executive Director of the Association for the Colonial Theatre. “Now that we’ve had several months to fine-tune our day-to-day operations, it seems like the perfect time to have an official ‘Grand Opening’ celebration and say ‘thank you’ to the donors who made it possible,” according to a press release from the theater.
Starting at 4:00 pm, ticketholders can enjoy delicious cuisine courtesy of Valley Forge Catering, an open bar, and live performances by acclaimed vocalist Barbara Berry, renowned poet Luke Stromberg, and improv comedy troupe Ad Hoc. Plus, a string quartet led by instructors from Trappe’s esteemed Community Music School offer mix of popular selections, while Phoenixville’s own Firebird Children’s Theatre will perform a preview of their upcoming Holiday Revue.
In addition to party, the Colonial will also offer an afternoon of entertainment for everyone that includes two free events at 1:00: a screening of the classic Frank Capra comedy You Can’t Take It with You and a behind-the-scenes look at the mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ followed by a festive holiday concert presented by the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley.
After several years of fundraising and a year of construction, the non-profit Colonial Theatre quietly opened the doors to its new wing in the adjacent Bank of Phoenixville building this past spring. Replete with a spacious lobby and 30’ concession stand that offers a selection of beer and wine, the expansion also features two new theatres: a mid-size auditorium with retractable seating and an intimate 65-seat luxury screening room.
For tickets and more information, please visit https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs/celebrate-at-the-colonial-donor-appreciation-holiday-event/.