Brian Sullivan, the new executive director of The Maryland Theatre, struck all the right notes in Wednesday's "State of the Theatre" address.
It is a theater for the arts and for the ages - all ages, he said. He said he plans to schedule a variety of activities that will feature local performers and make the theater a place where families can spend time together enjoying shows.
Sullivan also plans classes in backstage technology and stagecraft and plans an awards ceremony to honor achievements by local high school performers.
What wasn't much touched on Wednesday was the need for community support for the theater. Opening the doors to community organizations is a great idea to build community and aid in the revitalization of downtown Hagerstown.