Now that we have finished this year's live concert series, we're looking forward to the advent of the great chocolate factory - Raold Dahl's Willy Wonka is this year's live musical production. Shows begin November 15 and the cast and crew are working their oompa-loompa's off to put this fun and magical show together admist streams of glorious creamy chocolate.
Thanks to everyone who has supported all our live concerts this season! We have seen terrific guitar artists and heard transportive voices. We have enjoyed folk, jazz, American Western and even a bit of fusion in styles. Sundae & Mr. Goessl, from Seattle, have promised to return, as has Dave Stamey, who performed again to a sold-out crowd on October 18.
I have been part of the musical production life of the Liberty Theater since 2002. Every year is unique, not only in the story, but in the crew and performers who come together to put on an amazing show for a 130-seat auditorium. We have folks from as far away as Seattle who come "home" every year to the charm and small-town intimacy of the Liberty. We are proud to have become a tradition in the lives of so many around the holidays.
If you haven't purchased tickets yet for "Willy Wonka," please do it NOW. Every year we have to turn away folks who are looking for seats to sold-out shows. Also, we've added an extra show to the line-up: December 6th, our Encore Family Night performance, where all seats will be $10 per person. Go to the Stage Production page and carefully select your tickets. You won't regret it.
(Yes, I eat chocolate. Dark, Equadorian, 72-80% pure cacao. Just saying.
I want to highlight a few things we're doing at the Liberty to enhance our service to the community.
We have had assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired for a while now; but now we have a pair of new headphones that feature an assisted narration voice for the visually impaired. The entire film is concisely but fully described, and you are able to hear the film soundtrack as well. The volumes of each are adjustable to your taste. A nice feature! I took these for a test-drive myself, and it was a cool experience to close my eyes and listen to the film!
We now also have four closed-caption readers. These fit right into your seat cup holders. They have a long flexible neck for adjusting to the perfect position for you. They are non-intrusive, so the folks next to you won't notice a thing.
Ask for these when you come into a movie and we'll fix you right up.
In the Concession Department, we now have a few tasty low-sugar or gluten-free alternatives. We recognize that some (myself included) will look for things with no added sugar or other additives. We have salted cashews, fruit bars (no added sugars) and granola bars. We will add other things in the future. We appreciate your feedback!
If you haven't purchased your tickets for Dave Stamey in concert Thursday, October 18, do it now while there are still tickets available! This cowboy gentleman has more Western Music awards than an owl has hoots. He's here for only one night. Show starts at 7:00 pm and tickets are $20. (See the "Live Concerts" page to purchase tickets.) Wine and beer will also be available for sale.
Thanks for your support of the Liberty Theater and its mission to promote arts and culture in our community!