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Tift Theatre seeks supporters

The Tift Theatre was first built in 1937. (Source:WALB) The Tift Theatre was first built in 1937. (Source:WALB)
The inside of the theatre has a carnival-like theme. (Source:WALB) The inside of the theatre has a carnival-like theme. (Source:WALB)
Carlie Johnson, Managing Director Carlie Johnson, Managing Director
Michael Brogdon, Artistic Director Michael Brogdon, Artistic Director

The Tift Theatre was first built in the 1930s, then renovated in the 1990s. And since that renovation, the theatre has been hoping to revive some of its support.

“We do have a lot of children involved, and then we also have a lot of adults involved,” managing director Carlie Johnson says.

The Tift Theatre is trying to make it easier for community members to become more engaged in what is taking place within the community theatre.

On Saturday, May 7, the Tift Theatre will hold its first membership drive from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Participants can enjoy a free snack while they get a tour of the facility and learn about being a theatre member.

The membership costs $10 a year. As a member, you’ll get the chance to vote on what shows are put on by the Tift Theatre. It also includes a ticket to the annual awards show. Members will also get an opportunity to have their voices heard on decisions made by the theatre.

The Tift Theatre is looking forward to a number of upcoming events.

For adults, the theatre is gearing up for auditions for its summer musical, “The Addams Family.”

And for kids, the theatre will host a summer camp during the last week of June.

This year’s summer camp show is “Shrek Jr.”

“During the drama camp, we’ll prepare for the show. We’ll also have different things to teach kids about theatre. We won’t just be rehearsing all day, we’ll take them through and show them all the things about lighting, sound, costumes, and set design,” artistic director Michael Brogdon says.

The camp has around fifty spots and registration begins on Friday, May 13th.  

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