Milton Theater Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Re-Opening - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Milton Theater Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Re-Opening

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MILTON, Del. - The red carpet is rolled out, the tickets were sold out, and the actors are ready.

It'll be the biggest opening night this theater's seen in years...actually it's the first for the Milton Theater since 2010.

The theater was foreclosed on back in October 2010.  Late last year, it was leased by Middletown based theater company "Premier Centre for the Arts."
"Honestly within ten minutes of being in the theater, team, as well as some people in the are decided this is something really important to do," says Fred Munzert, Executive Director of Premier Centre for the Arts.

For people in Milton, reopening the theater is about more than the performances and classes that will happen inside, it's about what the hopefully bustling new business could mean for the community as a whole.

"There's already such a huge sense of community down here, that I think it would be a really added benefit for the town," says Milton resident, Susan Gallagher.

She sees the re-opening of the theater as a beacon of hope for future change in this town where just a few months ago, much of main street was full of empty store fronts.   

Gallagher says "we're expanding and we're on the right path to get Milton going in the direction it needs to be in."

Munzert says that excitement has helped the theater get to this point in just a few months, saying they've seen hundreds of volunteers from the community helping with the renovations "one Sunday we had 45 high school students in doing volunteer work."

The Milton Theater is putting on its first performance with local students June 20th to the 22nd.

For more information on the schedule, visit Premier Centre for the Arts online.

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