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Theatre Albany needs to fill seats for upcoming show

The show runs for two weekends. (Source: WALB) The show runs for two weekends. (Source: WALB)
Joy Johnson plays Daisy Werthan in Theatre Albany's local production. (Source: WALB) Joy Johnson plays Daisy Werthan in Theatre Albany's local production. (Source: WALB)
Costello hopes to fill all 295 theatre seats. (Source: WALB) Costello hopes to fill all 295 theatre seats. (Source: WALB)
Mark Costello, Theatre Albany's Artistic Director Mark Costello, Theatre Albany's Artistic Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

For more than fifty years, Theatre Albany has been entertaining local residents.

However, the theatre has experienced a few setbacks.

Due to increased costs and low audience turnout, the theatre could be taking one final bow soon.

“We’re still trying to keep our head above water. We could still use funds and donations,” artistic director Mark Costello says.

Costello says buying a ticket to the one of the theatre’s shows is a great way to support the local arts.

Theatre Albany hopes to fill the 295 seat space for its upcoming production of Driving Miss Daisy.

“If we could sellout this show, it would be a great boom to our finances,” Costello mentions.

The theatre has been an important creative outlet for many Albany residents including Joy Johnson.

She plays Daisy Werthan in Theatre Albany’s production of Driving Miss Daisy.

Johnson has lived in Albany for fourteen years. She says she went to the theatre to try and meet people.

“I never thought about it until I moved here and I thought, ‘Why not?’ You can only make a fool out of yourself and what’s the worst thing,” Johnson says.

Since joining Theatre Albany, Johnson has acted in over ten local productions.

She mentions that it is always good to receive support from the community.

“We’re so disappointed when the theatre is not full. And to have a theatre at this caliber and this size of a community, I just think it’s outstanding,” Johnson explains.

There are a number of ways to help the theatre.

Donations are always accepted through the theatre’s “GoFundMe” account.

Or, you can purchase tickets for upcoming shows.

For more information on Driving Miss Daisy, CLICK HERE.

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