Welcome Back for our 2021 Season
It is hard to come up with words which can adequately describe the past year. Challenging, difficult, disorienting all come to mind, but so do words like opportunity, hope, and progress. Although the Theatre has been dark since March 2020, we have adapted and planned. We have used the unusual amount of “free” time afforded by the pandemic to imagine the Granite Theatre of the future. Longtime, loyal patrons will be entertained alongside new ones; our typical season of on-stage productions will be complemented with virtual plays and special events, like comedians and children’s programs. A true community theatre should reflect its surroundings, and as the world continues to change, we are ready to change with it.
The time has also provided us the opportunity to undertake some long overdue maintenance on our historic building and reorganize our production spaces, which can be difficult during the hectic schedule of high-performance season. When we can reopen the Theatre, you will be welcomed into a newly redone lobby, and thanks to a generous grant from the Champlin Foundation, better accessibility.
Although we do not expect to resume on stage performances until later in 2021, we hope that you join us in the adventures to come. We look forward to continuing to produce art which entertains, informs, and challenges. We look forward to our eventual and joyful return to the stage at 1 Granite Street. Our absolute goal is to not only survive but ultimately thrive. See you all at the Theatre!
Paula Brouillette, Board President
The Granite Theatre is hosting virtual auditions for our April production. We are seeking one female for William Luce’s Belle of Amherst, a play about the life of Emily Dickinson. Audition sides will be provided upon booking your audition time. Auditions will run approximately 15 to 20 minutes on Zoom.
The Granite Theatre needs your support. Like many businesses and non profits in the local area, we have been hit hard by Covid-19. If you or someone you know loves the Granite, and wants to help us, please consider making a donation.