Renovated Playhouse Plans Grand Re-Opening June 16

Renovated Playhouse Plans Grand Re-Opening June 16

Artist's rendering of the Playhouse's facade

POTTSTOWN PA – After completing a new building façade, an outdoor plaza, and major enhancements to its lobby, the Steel River Playhouse – formerly the Tri-County Performing Arts Center – in downtown Pottstown will observe its grand re-opening June 16 (2012; Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with tours, refreshments, give-aways and a series of free workshops led by nationally-known guest artists theater spokeswoman Betsy Chapman said Tuesday (June 5).

The day’s guests include:

  • Robb Curtis Brown, whose screen, television and stage acting credits include High School Musical 3, It’s Complicated, Trading Places (Todd), The Men Who Stare at Goats, Dreamgirls, Spiderman 3, Guess Who, Bruce Almighty and Catch Me if You Can;
  • Lisa Waltz, of screen, television and stage, including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Reckless, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Odd Couple II, Starry Night, The Opposite Sex, Pet Sematary Two. Currently featured in the iconic television show, General Hospital (as Melinda Bauer);
  • BJ Ellis, executive director and performer for The N Crowd, and widely regarded as one of the top short-form improv specialists in Philadelphia;
  • John Moletress, founder of the Washington DC-based Factory 449, a theatre collective, and force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble. He has been a guest director at Steel River Playhouse for The Crucible, and Pippin;
  • Neal Newman, director of classical, Shakespeare, modern theater, musicals, and opera, including off-Broadway and Shakespeare in the Park. He has been a guest director at Steel River Playhouse for Ragtime, A Christmas Carol, and Toys in the Attic, and also served as a guest instructor; and
  • Robert Snow, script and screenwriter, and director. His first short, The Blue Die, won the Film of Highest Distinction Award at the Siouxland International Film Festival. His thesis film, Bunny, premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. He is now a staff writer for New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel.

For more information call 610-970-1199.

Steel River Playhouse presents quality performing arts events and education for diverse audiences. It annually produces more than 90 performances and hosts more than 10,000 people as audiences, students, artists, donors and volunteers from throughout the region.