First off, if you haven't heard, a big announcement to all our fans. The New York State Regional Economic Development Counsel (REDC) let us know that we have received a New York Main Street (NYMS) Downtown Anchor Project grant that will give Bridge Street Theatre $105,000 to renovate our Raw Space into the Main Stage, a real theatre with comfortable seats, great sight lines, a control room, a sprung floor stage (that can be used for dance performances), backstage dressing rooms, all the features you expect from a professional theatre company operation. Of course we also have to provide a 25% match (you'll be hearing more about that) and follow the rather strict guidelines required by the grant, but we're hoping to start construction by February and have the space ready in the late spring.
Click Here to read James Year's Metroland year-end
review of the best regional theatre of 2015.
And Click Here to read Steve Barnes Times Union year-end review of the best regional theatre of 2015.
Notice that Bridge Street Theatre makes both lists for multiple shows.
We now have a new marquee
The Greene County Legislature, BST Board Member Michael Temlin, and Sawyer Chevrolet have provided the funds for a new Marquee for Bridge Street Theatre. Chris Gibson, George Amadore, Peter Lopez, Linda Overbaugh and Vincent Seeley were all preset for the unveiling on Saturday, January 2.
Sunday, January 10 @ 2 pm
And now for
something completely different! Audiences have
learned to expect the unexpected whenever they
pass through the doors at Bridge Street Theatre.
And having already established a reputation for
presenting the finest talents in the world of
magic in our Speakeasy (Christian Cagigal,
Magick Balay, Steven Brundage, and Mario Morris
among them), we’re now thrilled to have presented one
of the world’s few female magicians. Despite her
young age, Caroline Ravn has already won a
Silver Medal in the Championships of Magic in
her native Sweden where she was also voted best
in Parlor Magic 2015. Within a year of taking up
magic as an adult, she was invited to perform at
Hollywood’s prestigious Magic Castle and is now
in demand around the globe. A true entertainer,
Caroline charms audiences of all ages with
humor, elegance, and dexterity, making them howl
with laughter and question all their senses.