We at the CommUnity Zone are so excited to be partnering with the Campus Theatre, the Downtown Partnership and the Lewisburg Arts Council to bring to the valley LIVE! from Lewisburg. Not only is this a new pathway for all three agencies, it promises to bring to our town and this valley something very special. The summer schedule follows:
All performances will take place in the Grassy area at the Piers on Cherry Alley behind Siam Restaurant Rain Location: Campus Theatre for June, July and August St. Paul's Church on South 4th Street for September
August 18th, 7 -8 pm The Blues Creakers with Doug McMinn and JT Thompson 8 - 9 m Hannah Bingman
Sept 8th, 7 - 9 pm Lockport Drifters with Phil Reeder, Phil Ponish, and Dale Haines
Are you interested in performing in the Live from Lewisburg Variety Show? We want YOU to be part of these special events! Click here to fill out our interest form and we'll contact you as soon as we can!
We are currently still in the planning stages for the Live from Lewisburg programs, but we have set the date for the first Variety Show as November 21st of this year. Gary Hardcastle has agreed to host our show. For those of you who may know Gary, you know how excited we are have Gary onboard.
We know that we all prefer seeing a performance in person and seeing a movie on the big screen. Until COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror, and we can gather once again for an afternoon or evening of great entertainment together indoors, we are planning a Variety Show unlike anything you have seen. While we are now in the beginning stages of production ideas, we promise to offer you a myriad of choices running from music, comedy, and any kind of other entertainment we can dream up, including small theatrical productions. We can do this live when we are able, but on-demand until then. In addition, we can have fun with some fun instructional videos, from how to mix craft cocktails to preparing the best appetizers, etc. Our live performances will be streamed on Facebook Live and on the Campus Theatre YouTube channel.
Collaboration – The Arts – Community In our attempt to create a more connected community, we have chosen the arts as our main avenue of messaging because it has the capacity to trigger reflection, generate empathy, create further dialogue, and foster new ideas and relationships. It can also offer powerful and dynamic ways of expression and encourages us to examine our perceptions from a variety of perspectives while entertaining us. In troubled times, the arts have always been and will continue to be our roadmap to better times as well as a historical register of where we have come from.
By bringing these three entities together, we have a dynamic team of committed individuals with the shared mission of creating this dynamic inclusive community.
In addition to these essential reasons, it will provide an additional income stream for the Campus Theatre, a steady source of entertainment for the community, bring employment opportunities and a showcase of the many talented individuals we are blessed to have in the valley.
And finally, it is a chance to put a spotlight on the uniqueness of our sense of place. Taking the variety show format of old, changing the patina, and bringing it into the 21st century is a challenge each of us takes on with much gusto.