Jul 20 2018

Strand Weekly Newsletter 7/20/2018

Published by at 5:57 pm under Weekly Emails

Fun at the Strand!   This week we have 4 events.   2 down, and 2 to go. We had our Community Treasure Series Lecture featuring the Shelby County Players on Wednesday.   Tom and Noelle Krughoff longtime volunteers with SCP spoke about the ins an outs of play production. They also discussed their upcoming production of RADIUM GIRLS which opens July 27th at the Strand.


Daniel Lusk returned with his new magic show on Thursday night.   The Shelby County Library sponsored this event and we had a full house of thrilled children enjoying the magic and hijinx.   We look forward to having Daniel back in 2019. Until then we wish him the best of luck on his grueling schedule and all those other things that get in the way.


Today as this email is launched will have a full theater for the Shelbyville Parks Department’s RED CARPET DAYS.  This is a talent show presented by the summer campers at the Parks Department.   Each year we are tickled with the creativity presented. A big thank you to all our volunteers who make this middle of the day event possible.   As an all volunteer organization things like this take lots of coordination.


Tonight we finish with Friday Night Frights and presentation of the 1932 classic FREAKS.   Needless to say this presentation is in glorious Black and White.   The movie starts at 7:30pm and admission is $5 at the door.


Speaking of creativity on our stage, now is your chance.   For the first time ever we are having OPEN MIC at the STRAND.
Do to the length allowed by this email, the rules will be sent in a separate email (sorry).

OPEN MIC is August 8 – Music; August 9 – Comedy; August 10 – Open Stage.   We hope to see you there!


The KING, KILLER, and MAN in BLACK performs music of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash on Saturday August 11th.


The following week on Saturday August 18th  we welcome the FUN 4 for a BEATLES CONCERT.  In addition to the concert the SKYLINE DRIVE-IN has announced that after the concert they will be showing YELLOW SUBMARINE and the Monkee’s movie HEAD.   This will be the ultimate Beatles weekend from the Strand and the Skyline.    


The following Saturday August 25th Mat Lavore presents MYSTERY and MAGIC.  This show features Hypnosis, Mind Reading, and Magic.   Mat LaVore has toured “Magic & Mystery” for the past five years across 34 states to countless college events and numerous sold out theater shows and is now coming to the Strand!


Blending cutting-edge magic, theatrical mind reading, and state-of-the-art demonstrations of hypnosis, “Magic & Mystery” offers audiences a full array of all the mystery arts in an incredible 90-minute medley of wonder.


Those are just the highlights, we have several other events in August too!   Getting there will be interesting. Did you notice the road is under construction?


After several suggestions last week for dropping off patrons, we have a solution.   Some of the suggestions included blocking off traffic, closing the road, and using a golf cart to transfer patrons.   The winning and doable idea is utilizing the new handicap parking space at the the corner of Hendricks Street. That is the indentation into the new sidewalk just past the Strand.  You will see our STRAND LOADING ZONE sign there for all performances until the parking is restored. It is relatively close to the front door and is safe for the patrons. We used it this week and it worked perfectly.   While not as good as in front of the theatre, we feel it is a workable solution.


Strand Fun Fact:   The concession stand serves Coke products.  Did you know at the equipment is located under the concession stand in the basement?  That basement required 6 weeks of cleaning and removal of “treasures” when we renovated in 2007.   


We have a wonderful relationship with Coke.  They are a large company, and sometimes it isn’t the easiest on small customers.   This week we had a failure of our pump that distributes Coca-Cola to the fountain.  We found out that Coke reorganized how they do repair. It took all week, but we are on track to have the problem fixed.   Coke is also making arrangements to move our equipment from the basement to the new storage closet just outside the basement entrance.   Our youthful crew can’t quite carry the heavy product and CO2 down the stairs like we did a decade ago, so thankfully it will be upstairs soon.

When the problem occurred Robert Lewis owner of The Bears Den came over and helped us troubleshoot the problem.  He also provided excellent tips on maintenance of the pumps to help prevent this type of problem in the future. The Strand crew loves Hurriburgers with Squeezy Cheese.  (editor’s note: you know you are from Shelbyville when you order squeezy cheese, as it is not listed on the menu!)


We hope you enjoy our programming.   2019 is shaping up to be our best season yet.  For 2018 we are 65 performance done, 60 to go!    It is all because of you, thank you. See you at the Strand!

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