Maplewood Barn Theatre Returns to Stage

6 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, May 16 2012 May 16, 2012 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:33:00 PM CDT May 16, 2012 in News
By: Stacy Ike
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COLUMBIA - The grand reopening of the Maplewood Barn Theatre takes place Wednesday night, two years after the barn structure burned down, leaving the troupe without a stage. 

Volunteers who helped rebuild the theater call the reopening a dedication and are ready to showcase the new venue. Rebuilding the barn was a collaborative effort between Columbia Parks and Recreation and the Maplewood Barn Theatre group. 

The technical director of the theater Hannah Spratt said she is very enthused about the event.

"We're very very excited you know its the dedication night its a night to honor all the people who worked really hard o get the Mapewood Barn Theatre after the fire two years ago," said Spratt.

Spratt continued to say that she hopes the community gets a positive experience out of all the components of the show.

During the dedication, the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof" will preview its first comeback play and mingle with the crowd. There will be snacks, a live band, and tickets will be on sale for the upcoming play season.

The first full show of "Fiddler of the Roof" will be at the theatre on May 24 at 7 p.m. Shows for later this summer include "Hamlet," "How the Other Half Loves," and "Wait Until Dark."

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