Down the road and around the corner from where we live is a little theater called Gates Hall. It may or may not be the oldest continually used theater in the US. Either way it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been used as a community theater since 1867. (a little history if you're interested...) Several times each year the Gatesinger Company puts on a show. The latest was Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma.
The theater is housed in an historic building. The stage is small and
seating is limited. Many of the audience are locals, as are most of the
cast members. Every show is sold out ahead of time, the audience is
packed in like sardines, and folks go back time and time again to enjoy
an old time theater experience.
Although I have been a little more than vaguely aware of the theater the past few years, I had never been to a show. My daughter Hannah has been to several, and this because she has friends who have participated in the musicals. She went to last Saturday night's show with a group of friends. Last night James and I went. They put on a wonderful show and I find myself asking why I have never gone before. It really was fun.
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