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Follow the progress of our Capital Campaign Renovation Project …

From the Managing Director

Thank you to all of our patrons. Due to your generosity we have exceeded our $3.6M fundraising goal. We have raised $3,688,000 to renovate the Playhouse! The project is underway with plans to complete in Summer 2018.

After more than 3.5 years of planning and a capital campaign, we are ready to begin work to save our community playhouse. We know many of you have had the chance to see the renovation/addition plans at the Playhouse this summer and they are currently on display at Whitehall City Hall. In case you haven't seen them, we are posting an overview below.

In order to provide year-round programming, improve safety and become code compliant, the project includes new HVAC, plumbing, electrical, theater systems (drapes, lights, sound) as well as a 5,000 sq ft addition to the south. The original facade will be visible through the expanded glassed-in lobby; great care is being taken to restore, as best we can, the look of the 1916 entrance with the original doors. A new box office, concessions, and restrooms, as well as handicap access to the stage, will be included in the addition. A green room/rehearsal space can be used for classes and community gatherings. Adequate backstage dressing rooms and restrooms are included. A new, paved parking lot will provide safe access for patrons with mobility challenges as well as more onsite parking.

Over 100 years ago, the people of this community had a dream that now resides at the corner of Mears and Slocum. They said "Yes" and we are forever grateful that they did. We thank our donors and supporters for continuing to believe it's worth saving. Should you have any questions, please contact me using this website or call me at (231) 894-4048. i will be glad to walk you through the plans and answer your questions!

Beth Beaman
Managing Director

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