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Milton Theatre reopens with fanfare after four years in the dark

Jun 19, 2014
Photo by: Deny Howeth The lighted marque signals live theater is alive again in Milton.

The excitement was palpable in the line for the first show in 2014 that snaked down Union Street in Milton June 7 awaiting the red carpet entrance, complete with a cabaret performance.

Performers with Middletown-based Premier Centre for the Arts manned the doors, prepared for "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" performance and warmed the crowd with cabaret performances.

Proud Miltonians, guests and dignitaries welcomed the opening of the newly-renovated historical theatre.

Katie Smith checks the list for (l-r) Bob Blayney, Libby Zando, Rep. Steve and Judy Smyk. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Aurelio Grisanty, left, and Walter Gagliano face the paparazzi on the red carpet. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Posing for their portrait on the red carpet are (l-r) Pat Sexton, Ellen Passman, Janet Terner and Judy Fisher. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Shown (l-r) Skip and RoseAnn Spinella, Bill Disley and Randy Reed take a moment for a photograph before the play begins. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Lisa Sumstine, executive director of the Milton Chamber of Commerce, and Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, take a portrait in front of the Milton Theatre marque. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Michael and MJ Ostinato stop for a portrait in front of the Premier for the Center of the Arts sign. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
From left, John Booros, vice mayor; Fred Munzert, Premier Center for the Arts founder; Marion Jones, Milton mayor; and Michael Bruley, Premier Center for the Arts contributor; combined resources to reopen the theater. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Norma Short, an original ticket seller for Mr. Scott when he owned the theater in the 60s, chats with Fred Munzert. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Fred Munzert addresses the packed house after the relighting of the stage lights. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The cabaret performance by Stefanie Griffin warms up the crowd. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A silent auction raised additional funds for the theater. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The concession area is brightly painted and light fixtures are a throwback to old style light bulbs. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The first performance played to a packed house. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Camryn Hodges welcomes revelers to the red carpet. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Kyra Kimbrough prepares for her role as Lucy. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Daniel White as Charlie Brown and Ricky Bullock as Schroeder practice a scene. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The Peanuts crew. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The Peanuts crew. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Included in photo are, Mike Bruley and Fred Munzert, Premier Centre for the Arts,  Rep. Steve Smyk & Senator Ernie Lopez.  Skip Stinella and RoseAnne Reed, Bob Blaney,  Mike Clark, Vicki Sammons, John Potocki, Lisa Sumstine Milton Chamber of Commerce and Kate Sumstine,  Milton Mayor Marion Jones, Vice Mayor John Boros, Councilman John Collier and Councilwoman Kirstin Patterson, Lorraine Wasserman. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Included in photo are, Mike Bruley and Fred Munzert, Premier Centre for the Arts,  Rep. Steve Smyk & Senator Ernie Lopez.  Skip Stinella and RoseAnne Reed, Bob Blaney,  Mike Clark, Vicki Sammons, John Potocki, Lisa Sumstine Milton Chamber of Commerce and Kate Sumstine,  Milton Mayor Marion Jones, Vice Mayor John Boros, Councilman John Collier and Councilwoman Kirstin Patterson, Lorraine Wasserman. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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