We want to thank all of you who supported us and helped the theater weather the uncertainties and closures due to covid. We ended 2021 with covid induced postponement of It’s a Wonderful Life. 2022 included four highly successful theatrical productions: Chicago (teen cast), Glam Kitty Squad (grade school cast), Newsies (youth theater cast), and—well worth the wait—the return of It’s a Wonderful Life for our holiday season after having been postponed due to covid the previous year. Our music productions, opening with Sean Rowe in April and ending with the Amy Ryan Band and Swamp Lilly with ten other groups or bands in between, seemed to build audiences as the season went on. Over two hundred artists (some overlap there) and close to 1500 patrons. Monthly open mics, including an open mic for winter walk. Thanks to an improving box office, memberships, donations, and some grants, we ended the season modestly in the black. We are building on this success, planning an ambitious program for 2023.
We opened the year with a Dream Cabaret in February. The first open mic (last Wednesday of the month) is March 29. We are very proud and pleased to bring in internationally acclaimed (but local) Rory Block on April 15th. We have four theater productions planned, a comedy night, an evening of old time radio plays, the debut of an original film, and many evenings of music. See the list below.
We are in need of board members and can always use volunteers. Because we don’t have paid staff, all memberships and donations go directly into operating the theater, paying our professional theater staff, paying musicians, and improving the building. We can not do it without you, but with you we can continue to be a genuine community theater, giving members of our community a place to perform and a place to enjoy performances. Help us continue the magic.
None of the above would have been possible without the generous support of our members and support from the following grants:
The Community Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Re-grants Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts.
NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)
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Our season runs April through October of each year.
Check out our Photos page to see pictures of renovations to the building!
Click on the link below to see information about our Capital Improvement Project!
THE VALATIE COMMUNITY THEATRE
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Valatie Community Theatre
3031 Main Street • PO Box 297 • Valatie, NY 12184 • 518-758-1309