Gala features Color Purple scene and more
After 17 years and multiple venues around Gainesville the Star Center Theater the acting company's new theater at 11 NE 23rd Avenue feels like home to and Star Theatre Artistic Director Rhonda Wilson.
"We started the company in 2000 in a little building on N. Main St. that is ironically now housing another Theater group today," Rhonda said.
Working late into the evening making things right for this weekend's first performance in their new home Rhonda eyes twinkle with excitement talking about the theatre's upcoming 2017 season.
'People need to know we're not just a children's theatre," Ms. Wilson said, "We also include several adult productions and this year we are al very excited about presenting 'The Color purple' to Gainesville,' Honda added. "It is one of my all time favorite stories and I can't wait for it to be presented live in the Star Theatre," Rhonda added.
Theatre's 2017 schedule features several adult themed plays on their schedule including The Color Purple adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name .
This year we have UF College of Music opera singer and musical instructor David Ladd Nagelkirk working with us and his operatic singing voice will mesmerize the gala's audience, " Rhonda said .
"David has been such an invaluable addition to the Start team," Ms. Wilson said. "It seems like he is everywhere, helping everyone," Rhonda said.
The name of this year's event is The Next Chapter In Our Story. Participants will be able to meet Star directors, technicians, actors and volunteers in the new Star theatre, and talk to Star Theatre members. A program of upcoming play scenes and music plus refreshments will be available for this free event.
Saturday night's Gala's program includes scenes and music from upcoming 2017 season performances including a compelling scene for The Color Purple. Please reserve a free Gala ticket in advance to help the Star team prepare for this annual season opening party. Follow this link for tickets and more 2017 Star Theater Gala .
"The 'Break a leg', opening night jitters never get old," Rhonda said. I am so excited about our new home, and the 2017 Season, I can't hardly wait for the opening night curtain.