Caledonia Theatre Company raises funds for playhouse

June 01, 2000

In 1994, Caledonia Theatre Company, the nonprofit "umbrella" corporation was formed to support Totem Pole Playhouse.

"We would not be here if not for Caledonia Theatre Company," Carl Schurr said.

"We'd probably be in jail," Wil Love quipped.

The company holds an annual Theatre FunFest - it was last weekend this year - to promote arts education and reach out to the community. The organization sponsors summer theater camps for children and teens, as well as a series of postshow discussions, according to Gail Reeder, executive director. Caledonia Theatre Company markets the playhouse and raises funds. It is establishing the $240,000 Martha B. Walker Endowment to help ensure the theater's future.

There is a 50-percent student discount available on the day of performance, as well as a discount for students committed to being drug- and alcohol-free in Franklin County's T.R.U.C.E. program.

A buffet dinner prepared by Main Street Deli will be available under the tent beside the playhouse following Wednesday matinees and prior to evening performances. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the box office at 1-717-352-2164.


There will be an opening night celebration Saturday, June 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It includes a light supper and music by the Cumberland Valley Chamber Players Woodwind Trio. The cost is $50. Call the box office for required reservations.

A 50th Anniversary Souvenir Booklet, listing 50 years of history, photos and Totem Pole Playhouse productions, is available for $5.

"I think we are on our way," Reeder said.

See also:

-- Totem Pole Playhouse

-- Season opens with 'The Good Doctor'

-- Caledonia Theatre Company raises funds for playhouse

-- Area theater marks 50 year milestone

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