TAP Transforms Space for The Stage Door Theatre Company

The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) recently transformed its back room space (formally the Donna Theatre’s second screen) into a fully functioning theatre space. The new 84-seat studio theatre will house productions of TAP’s newly formed professional theatre company, The Stage Door Theatre Company.

The new space will also be used for TAP’s ongoing theatre classes for children, teenagers and adults; as well as a rental space for community organizations needing space for meetings, special events, community theatre productions, etc.

Planning for the renovation has been years in the making. Fundraisers were held over the years to raise money for the project but due to budget constraints the renovation could not proceed. When Bob Boles and James Valcq were named directors of TAP they made it their mission to make the back room transformation a reality. With the help of a small grant, and other donations, the plan was green lighted by the board in late last year.

The project was made possible by the hard work and talents of some incredible volunteers; one of which is this year’s Golden Heart Volunteer Award recipient, Steve Graf.

The opening production is The Subject Was Roses on June 21. Subsequent plays will be Souvenir (opening July 19), Shirley Valentine (opening August 16) and Almost, Maine (opening September 20).

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