Beanery Online Literary Magazine

June 24, 2010

Scottdale’s (PA) Little Off-Broadway Theater: The Right Place to Be

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

SCOTTDALE’S LITTLE OFF-BROADWAY THEATER:

THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE (in Pennsylvania)
Kathleen Clark

 

SCOTTDALE (PA) THEATER MARQUEE

    “Hello! Geyer Performing Arts Center. May I help you…yes, we have a few tickets left for the show. Where would you like to sit?”   
    It’s shortly after nine in the morning, the fax line is ringing and the door chime lets us know someone has arrived. While the theater manager attends to box office, I tackle a variety of duties for the day. These may include writing press releases, preparing a media packet, stuffing and addressing envelopes to send out fundraising letters or monthly show schedules. A program flyer I compiled for the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands, including copy, photos, ads and layout was a first for me! 
     When an acting group rehearses, voices and music filter upstairs from the stage, as do the sounds of prop people working on sets and lighting. The second floor office is (more…)