Woodbury Considers Community Theater

Would you like to see community theater in Woodbury?

Photo courtesy of Donna & Andrew via Flickr Creative Commons.
Photo courtesy of Donna & Andrew via Flickr Creative Commons.
The Woodbury Parks & Recreation Department is exploring a suggestion by residents Richard Reimold and Maureen Denver to establish a community theater in Woodbury.

An organizational meeting for interested performers, musicians, costumers, directors and organizers is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 pm at the Rec House, 7 Mountain Road, Woodbury.

Musicals and plays are being considered, and would be performed in the Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road, Woodbury, in 2014.

For more information, please contact Maureen Denver at (203) 405-3855 or Jennifer Miller at (203) 263-3113.

Koen Loeven December 05, 2013 at 08:45 AM
I vote an enthusiastic yes
DJ Arneson December 05, 2013 at 08:53 AM
Cyd Sellars December 05, 2013 at 10:17 AM
GREAT idea! We still miss Main Street Theater Co. desperately and Woodbury really needs more options! Especially for our teens- MSTC was instrumental in shaping many futures...would be fantastic to have that energy again!
Sean December 05, 2013 at 11:06 PM
All three of you need to financially support this with your own money then.
Pam December 06, 2013 at 08:18 AM
Since we seem to judge so many things on the basis of their material, commerical, money value, I would say that a community theater could be a GREAT thing for our town! It will enrich town life...which makes our town a better place to live...and makes people more interest in moving in. That leads to better real estate values. But I think it's great because it could be a lively, positive part of our communal life. An antidote, perhaps, to the enmity and rancor that is so draining and tiresome and spirit-deadening. Good news in a season of lights and hope.
Patrick DiSarro December 06, 2013 at 09:45 AM
Yes Pam! Similar to living in a community with top notch schools where children are valued as the key to the future that they are. Well done Maureen and Jenifer! And what a great use for Old Town Hall! Take heart Pam because most of the enmity and rancor I see is confined to "Privilege of the Floor" and the Patch comments section (examples sure to follow.)
Sean December 06, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Pam, it is about money. The taxes in Woodbury are unaffordable. If something is financially self-sustaining, then go for it. This is not a topic that interests me, but if it pays for itself, then great. The problem is too many people want to have everything and pay for nothing.
Sean December 06, 2013 at 10:05 AM
As for your people want to move here comment, people will move here if it is affordable, which it is not. You have Region14 which wastes our money. See how much the lawsuit is costing? How about you explain how it is right that the school system admitted in court papers that it did not follow the law, yet feels that the vote should stand. They admitted there was no legal notice filed. What about the people who own property in town that do not live here? Some of them read the legals to follow what is going on. What about their rights? What about the law?
Sean December 06, 2013 at 10:09 AM
As for Patrick and his tired and false good schools argument, let us see what he and his buddies teach our kids today. 1. Use any and all vehicles to win at all cost. Anyone remember the banner and vote yes chant in the Memorial Day parade? Every single person involved in that is classless and has no shame. Using the kids for that chant was disgusting. 2. Or how about using the email from Region 14 to notify just the parents (aka the people they have on their email list). Excellent lesson to use any and all means necessary, especially dishonest ones to get your agenda passed through. 3. How about Goeller? He did not do his job and make sure the proper legal notices were filed for the bond vote. Instead of taking responsibility, he blamed the towns and the town clerks. Exactly what our kids need to learn: screw up, refuse to take responsibility, and blame everyone else.
Sean December 06, 2013 at 10:11 AM
And people wonder why this community is fractured and broken. Patrick's side lies, cheats, and steals to get what they want. They use any means necessary and trash and bully people who stand up for what is right, just like all these anonymous Bill Butterly supporters, including Martin Overton's girlfriend and Woodbury business owner Julie Sutton. Anyone have a problem with what she said about my kids? Silence. Kids need to learn integrity and respect, something the Region 14 enablers have no concept of. Forget math and science, they will never succeed long-term when this is the moral foundation they are taught.
Joe December 06, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Sean, I heard Tightwad, Maine has low taxes and a school system that would definately meet your standards (low). I'll pay for the gas because it the classy thing to do. See I can do something classy even though you state I am classless above.
Sean December 07, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Joe, you are so generous with other people's money. When you will put your own up to pay for things you demand, then come and talk to me. How about you go and raise some funds for the wants that were shoved in there. How is it that the football field needs turf at a school with a Vo-Ag program. If your side had any integrity, it would make the argument for that bond job and win on the merits. Instead, deception, manipulation, and flat out lying. (It turns out it would cost more than $450 a year, not the $100 promised). That was one classy one using kids to run a cheer in the Memorial Day parade. Win by any means necessary. Pathetic example for kids to learn. Or what does it say to kids that the law was broken and your side has been silent? Another fine example: it is okay to not follow the rules as long as you win.
YotaS December 08, 2013 at 09:27 AM
That's a fantastic idea!! I'd love to see the Old Town Hall come to life again.


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