It’s a New Year

A new year, a new theatre season, a time for more dreams to come true. Gate House Theatre saw many new face come through the doors in 2017 as it produced four large productions, held many different events and saw an increase in its After School Drama Program. We said goodbye to a couple of our core thespians and volunteers as the stage greeted a few new comers to take center stage and the spot light. 2017 for the Theatre was full of hard work and growth.

            As the curtains opened on our Orcafest opening night performance of Wiley Wild West, murmurs of “wow” and “look at that set” could be heard amongst the audience. This reaction is because of the dedication of creative volunteers and talented carpenters who, beyond exceeded in creating a versatile, stun worthy set piece. The design of the piece allows the set to be dismantled and assembled relatively easily. A big thank you for making a big dream of Gate House Theatres first multi functioning set come true.

            Dedicated volunteers and their handy work can be seen throughout the Theatre. Next time you visit, make sure to enjoy the newly painted foyer, the costumes, the set design, the stage lighting and sound system. All of these experiences took countless hours, donated by very talented volunteers. So, when will you come to the Theatre next? Gate House Community Association has continually brought new Pre-Release Movies to the Theatre that play Friday evenings at 7pm. Look at our website www.gatehouseca.org at the beginning of every month or view our Facebook page weekly to see what is playing.

            “All the best performers bring to their roles something more, something different then what the author put on paper. That’s what make theatre live. That’s why it persists” -Stephen Sondheim. A new Theatre season is beginning for Gate House Theatre and the Gate House Players. Unfortunately, due to the large time and commitment demand a play of this calibre would require, we are not able to produce/preform Arsenic and Old Lace for you this Spring. Though the production team and thespians are disappointed with the outcome, we are still left with a glimmer of hope that will wonder day see this play on our stage in the future.

            North Island youth will be taking the center stage this Spring. Come April, the After School Juniors will be taking the spot light performing Looking Glass Land, a play based on the tales of Alice in Wonderland. Missoula Children’s Theatre will be joining us this April, giving the children the opportunity to explore the tale of Gulliver’s Travels. For more information about MCT please visit their website at http://mctinc.org/ . In May, the After School Seniors will be taking center stage performing their own adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. The group have been working together this past fall and winter to create and write their script. From all the laughter that could be heard during their writing sessions, this production is sure to have an entertaining twist on a tale as old as time.

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