County Players to offer FREE Open House and Theatre Tours – 2/11/18

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Sunday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Box Office: 845-298-1491

Pull Back the Curtains!
County Players to offer Open-House Theater Tours Sunday, February 11

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – To celebrate their 60th Anniversary of producing quality theatrical productions, and to give a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes magic, County Players all-volunteer community theater is opening their doors to beloved audience and community members on Sunday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Theater tours will be offered starting at 1:00 p.m.  County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Whether a current audience member, subscriber, or just interested, the board of governors invite you to go behind the scenes to see how our productions comes together.  According to County Players board president Anna Marie Paolercio, “We’re excited to open our doors and ‘pull back the curtains’ for our Open House! Combining the talents of many volunteers is the only way we can bring our productions to life, and we want to share our stories and backstage spaces with everyone who witnesses the final results of our hard work and love of theatre.”

Guests will receive flyers upon their arrival with a map highlighting stations of interest where they can learn more about the various production departments. During tours attendees will have an opportunity to interact with our dedicated volunteer personnel and ask them about the theater’s history, day-to-day operations, and plans for the future.

Some areas of interest: start in the lobby with concessions; move into the theater to see live actors displaying various costume examples and learn how fashion throughout the ages influences each costume’s design; listen to show tunes and hear the musical rehearsal process from the printed page to the lighted stage.  See live demonstrations of theatrical makeup application; learn about researching, locating, and organizing props and set pieces, hear from long-time volunteers on set design and construction.

Get to meet our house manager and understand how volunteers usher nearly 400 patrons to their seats.  Learn from our resident technical director, lighting and sound designers to see various instruments that light the stage, or how they create special technical lighting and sound effects – magic that influence a designer’s choices that bring a director’s vision to life.

Tours will finally return guests to the lobby for a visit to the box office to make sure seats will be ready for their your next visit, to purchase season subscriptions, and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

County Players 60th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY.