White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, May 8, 2015

Priscilla Beach Theatre Restoration, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I have been away from Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) since February so I am  thrilled to be back home and visit again now that spring is here and opening night in the restored barn theatre moves ever closer. On July 10, at 7:30pm, the sounds and sights of "Fiddler on the Roof" will open the performance season in the barn at the Priscilla Beach Theatre complex.

This update is the latest edition of a multi-part series which I began in May 2014 to chronicle this extraordinary project to restore a precious part of our American theatrical heritage. If you choose, you can read my other blog posts about the construction progress and stage performances by typing "Priscilla Beach" in the search box in the right side column of this blog.

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT), now in its 79th year, is the oldest barn theatre still in operation in the United States. The ongoing restoration work by owners and guardians Bob and Sandy Malone is nearing completion and the venue will soon welcome "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Chicago" this summer to this hallowed space. (You can call 508-224-4888 or go online to get your tickets/reservations now).

So much progress has been made since I was here last. It is always a good sign when the new grass goes in.

Instant lawn.

And inside.......the new seats are all installed and ready for patrons.

Comfy and cushy, too.

Backstage, the new curtains have been hung.

And the new state-of-the-art lighting system is ready to light the way for the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" beginning on Friday, July 10, at 7:30pm. 

The barn theatre is one of three performance venues on the Priscilla Beach Theatre performing arts campus in Priscilla Beach, Massachusetts.

For those of you who follow this blog, you will remember what it looked like back in February on my last visit.

Join the many who will see live local theatre this summer in this restored venue - only two months away. And if you don't live near here, support local live theatre wherever you do live.

(Note: For you readers who have been following my posts about Italy, I still have a few more to complete and I will resume publishing those tomorrow. I interrupted that sequence because I wanted to publish this timely Priscilla Beach Theatre update without delay).

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