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Monday, December 06, 2010

First Stage Looking for a New Home

As comedian George Carlin once observed, we all need a place to put our "stuff," and that's true for community theatre groups, too.

Here's a press release that went out recently that explains the problem facing Huntington's children's theatre. Full disclosure - you'll note that the release includes quotes from yours truly.

If you have any information about a possible building that might house the group, please let me know - the contact info is in the release:
The First Stage Theatre Company has been producing community theatre shows in Huntington for 21 years now, but for all that time it’s been an organization without a home.

“We’ve been very fortunate over the years to have space donated to us to store our sets and costumes, but we recently had to move out of the building we had been using for storage, so we’re looking for a new space,” said First Stage President Chuck Minsker.

First Stage is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that stages up to three shows a year. “It’s a great experience for young people to be part of a show, either onstage or helping out backstage – it builds confidence, they learn teamwork, they make lasting friendships – and we’re proud to be able to offer that to area young people at no cost to them,” according to Minsker.

The group requires a large storage space to house its set pieces and equipment – approximately 3000 square feet. They use the space to store materials and construct the props and sets for each show.

Anyone with information about available space can contact Chuck Minsker at 304-736-4366, or by email at TheMinskers@aol.com.

The First Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an educational, developmental experience for young people through the performing arts. For more information, visit their website at www.firststagetheatre.org.

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