Feb 24 2017
Dear Strand Fan,
This week comedy returns to the Strand. MIKE GARDNER will perform on Saturday night February 25th at 8:00pm. Mike will be joined by Ryan Shipley. Mike if very funny, so come out for an evening of (adult) humor. Tickets are available for only $15 at Mickey’s T-Mart or online. We hope to see you there.
This past week we kicked off our Friday Night Frights series. We are returning to a more classic film format. The next two months we will have films featuring Vincent Price and followed by his great friend Christopher Lee. It will be a fun series. We are going to announce the summer movies shortly, so stay tuned.
Our renovation work still continues. The offices and upper lobby are slowly taking shape. We will be holding a few more Saturday work sessions to complete the transformation. We still need to finish painting the upper lobby, three offices, and the projection booth. Many of the hard things have been done, so it should be clear sailing from here on out.
The lobby has displays from the Shelby County Historical Society. The signs above items were produced by Stage Door Graphics. When it came time to get an invoice, Dick D. said “no charge.” Thank you Stage Door Graphics.
One of the biggest safety improvements to the Strand happened this week. You will (hopefully) notice our new lobby exit doors. They should be installed as your read this on Friday. This has been a long time in coming. The doors we replaced were installed in the 1967 renovation that enclosed the lobby. These doors have served us well, but need to be replaced. They are made of wood and in the summer stuck, in the winter let the outside air in. We are happy to finally have great fitting, fully functional, and secure doors. Thank you Adams Glass and Garage Doors! Al Anderson and his crew worked with us the past 18 months to finally get to this point.
The Shelby County Players are loading in this weekend for their performance of VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE. The 2013 Tony award winner for Best Play will be performed at the Strand the first two weekends in March. This hilarious comedic farce with some adult language was nominated for six Tony Awards and is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway comedic plays of recent years. Karen Markle, director of last years The Dixie Swim Club along with set designer Lindy Meyer have collaborated again to provide Shelbyville a memorable night of live theatre at the Strand.
In the story, middle aged Vanya, played by Tom Krughoff and his adopted sister Sonia, played by Rachel Scudder live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha, played by Brooke Collins, returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy Spike played by Dion Lee. Shannon Gaudin & Danyel Comstock round out the cast as a weekend of rivalry, regret and raucousness begins. Performances are March 3-5 and 9-12.
The Strand would like to express our deepest condolences for the loss of a great friend and Strand patron Dr. Paul Inlow. Paul could be seen at many of our performances. Memorably he attended everything from plays to heavy metal concerts. Paul was a wonderful mentor and friend, he will be missed.
Make sure you check out our schedule. We have lots of great entertainment coming to the Strand. We want to thank the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. We are proud members and they alway do a great job in helping to get the good word about the Strand out to their members and the community in general!
We love what we do. It is all possible because of your support, thank you! See you at the Strand.
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