Opera House Singing Hallelujah After Getting Gift

The Thomaston Opera House was given an early Christmas present this year and will be opening its production of It's a Wonderful Life, as originally planned on November 28th at 8:00pm.  The Opera House announced the development on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, a portion of the plaster ceiling in the historic Opera House fell in. Luckily, an organist was in the space and notified Opera House staff and no one was injured.  Unfortunately, this had forced the Opera House to cancel their Piano Series recital featuring Joseph Kalichstein and relocate rehearsals for the upcoming production of It's a Wonderful Life.

The Christmas gift came from the David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund of Watertown, CT which has agreed to fund the stabilization of the ceiling. Although this will not permanently fix the plaster it will make the Opera House open and safe to the public. 

Work to stabilize the ceiling was set to begin on Wednesday.

The Thomaston Opera House said it would be able to open its production of It's a Wonderful Life, based on the 1946 film by Frank Capra.  It would also continue its plans for the 2009 Season.  It’s A Wonderful Life is under the direction of James M. Smith of Wolcott (Anything Goes) and will be presented on November 28, December 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2008 at 8:00pm and November 29, 30, December 7 & 14, 2008 at 2:00pm at the Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT. 

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