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Friday, July 02, 2010

Huntington Gets a New Theatre Company!

The rumors have been flying for a while, but an email today confirms that a new theatre company is starting up in downtown Huntington.

Here's the info, courtesy of my pal Shane Gue:
Deborah Wolfe, the Director of Marketing at the Pullman Plaza Hotel, and her team are starting the area's first professional dinner theatre - The Pullman Plaza Playhouse, conveniently located in the Pullman Plaza Hotel.

We are excited to present our inaugural season of productions which will include Tony-Award-winning musicals, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors and Grease.

Auditions will take place on August 10, 2010 and are open to any and everyone interested in participating. Our mission is to provide a professional quality artistic outlet for the Tri-State community and produce high quality musicals using local performers.

The reason I write you today is to ask for help! Whereas theatre and the performing arts are invaluable educational and motivational tools for young aspiring artists in our area, it is oftentimes an enterprise that can be very costly. We need to make a transformation of the banquet hall into a functioning "theatre-in-the-round" by building a sound stage, and purchasing lighting and sound equipment for our productions.

So, how can you help? ANY WAY! Some people have the financial resources to make a monetary sponsorship or any type of donation. We are currently in the process of becoming a tax-deductible 501(c)3 corporation! But there are so many other ways to help, by donating equipment, costumes, sets, or even your own time to help us get this exciting venture underway. Most importantly, be sure to forward this message on to anyone you think would be able and interested in helping us. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much for your time and support! It is going to take the entire community's help to get underway, but the educational and artistic benefits will be well worth the time and effort necessary! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and be sure to check out and join our facebook group (website under construction) Pullman Plaza Playhouse!
Sounds like a terrific project - looking forward to hearing more about it!

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