The Stony Creek Puppet House was in immediate danger of being destroyed or repurposed and Legacy was fortunate to “arrive on the scene” at the right time. Since its purchase, professionals have been working steadily to obtain approvals and is now finalizing designs for the build.
Legacy’s Board of Directors has launched a capital campaign - Legacy’s Future Fund - to raise the $1.4 million dollars required to complete the theatre’s restoration and open its doors. Pledges made now, for up to a three-year time period, will insure that work can begin immediately. Pledges in amounts large or small are gratefully appreciated.
The Legacy Theatre is poised to enhance the Shoreline cultural community with the founding of a professional repertory company and training center in the village of Stony Creek, in the heart of beautiful Branford, Connecticut.
Legacy’s inaugural season will bring play productions in fall and spring, and a rotating repertory of musicals, classics, and shows for young audiences in the summer months.
The family is at the heart of the Legacy’s vision. Considering the accompanying phrase “a stage that inspires”, the Legacy is committed to offering a selection of programming that will invite parents, children, and grandchildren into the doors of the theater consistently. Saturday Morning Children’s Series will be a mainstay draw at The Legacy, and will provide a unique and valuable experience on the Shoreline for families of the neighboring communities and weekend tourists to anticipate and enjoy.
Theatre training at all levels will be offered through Legacy’s Artist Teachers, members of the resident repertory company. Courses in performance technique will be available for professional actors, serious amateurs, teens, and children. Training in aspects of technical theatre will also be offered, utilizing the theatre’s state-of-the-art facility for hands-on learning.
Accelerated students may have the opportunity to apprentice in professional shows, gaining Equity (union) points towards professional status.
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