December 16, 2009

First Show now to be held at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Seasons Greetings from The Curtain Club!

As you can imagine, it has been a very busy, often stressful but exciting autumn for us. The construction of the new washrooms, handicapped accessible entrance, and upgrades to our heating, air conditioning, and sprinkler systems has progressed relatively well (thank goodness for that wonderful fall weather). However, many of the factors in a construction process are beyond our control and like most projects we had our share. We are not certain that we will have an occupancy permit for our production of Marian Bridge in January as planned. As a result, we have made the following arrangements.

The Curtain Club will open Marion Bridge on Thursday, January 21 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHCPA) , 10268 Yonge Street in the heart of Richmond Hill. We will have performances on Jan. 21 at 8:00 pm, Jan. 22 at 8:00 pm, Jan. 23 matinee at 2:00 pm and Jan. 23 at 8:00 pm. We are pleased to have this opportunity to partner with the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The RHCPA is a much larger theatre and, therefore, the box office had the difficult task to organize our 13 performances into one of the 4 performances at the centre.

For our Subscribers, you will receive a letter advising of your new date. Please ensure that all members of your party are advised of your new date and time.

If you are unable to attend this performance, please call the box office at 905-773-3434 to change to another performance date. (subject to availability) There will be no charge for exchanges!

The RHCPA is also opening its doors for us to have an "Open House" for both our members and subscribers. Please come out for a free evening on Thursday, January 7th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm to take a look at the new theatre, hear some short readings from the plays in our season and learn about the Theatre Ontario Festival which The Curtain Club will be hosting at this new arts centre in May of 2011.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause and we thank you for your patience and understanding. As always we are committed to bringing you the very best in community theatre and we look forward to continue doing so on this production with our collaboration with the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

We are all looking forward to seeing you in January at the RHCPA!

Joan Burrows
President, The Curtain Club

December 12, 2009

It's getting closer...

The new face of theatre...(waiting for new signage)
The new kitchen bar is taking shape:

The new corridor (still a little rustic):
The back side exterior of the theatre (the new washrooms!!)

November 29, 2009

The new face of Theatre takes shape

The new front of the theatre viewed from the parking lot.
New front entrance viewed from Elgin Mills.

There is the new stage door! Please no autographs yet.

November 22, 2009

Nov 17 - Painting the building

The Marquee entrance - looks like a theatre!
Shouldn't this be a scenic backdrop? Where are Alice and Kingsley when you need them!

November 16, 2009

Nov 16 - New Siding goes up front!

The new siding on the front of the building.The new entrance is taking shape
The view inside the new entrance
The view out of the new entrance

November 15, 2009

Nov 13 - No turning back now!

Front entrance and parking get covered.This isn't your parent's old Curtain Club.
The new kitchen taking shape.

Nov 11 - Outside Front Entrance

Cement! And no, there are no old seats under here.

Nov 2nd - New Entrance

View out of the new front entranceI think the skylights will be closed up. Sorry no dome.
This the new corridor entrance to the auditorium. See SM's desk to left.

November 1, 2009

Imagine the new Marquee!

view from the grassy knoll (our photog is in stealth mode)

Beam me up Scotty!

There be walls here!

Foundation poured and walls begin!

October 5, 2009

October begins with progress

We don't get to use the heavy equipment when we build sets.
Just imagine... new washrooms. Don't worry, we'll put up walls for you shy ones.

The new entrance takes shape.