WHAT'S HAPPENING AT UPTOWN!
The Resident Theatre Company or RTC, is a professional company that will produce musicals and plays using a blend of local, Philly and NY actors and designers, and Children’s Theatre with adult casts that will perform at the theatre as well as at local schools as part of our outreach program. But The Company will not just produce shows, it will work to create a thriving, inclusive creative community in West Chester where people can discover theatre, interact with the artists, find people with common interests, and feel like they are part of the community. We feel this is so important at a time when people are feeling disconnected, isolated from their community, and trapped in their routine.
Meet the Resident Theatre Company
Aqua is working out front and the stage is being framed in the main stage!
Angela Scully, November 2, 2016
Our New Year's Eve Grand Opening Celebration of the Century was amazing! Over 500 people came together in the new theater to bring in 2017. Our thanks to Jessica Tipton, Lisa Kitchen and their amazing committee for bringing this event together. Also thanks to New Street Heat for their great dance music, John Serock Catering for some mighty tasty treats. Iron Hill, Artisan's Cellar and Manatawny Stillworks - your beverages kept us going past midnight.
Angela Scully, January 2, 2017
I was in the post office this evening and after paying for my mailing I started to walk out and the post person shouted "You're from Uptown!" Yes! I said. She said "I CAN'T WAIT until the theater opens. I read about RTC's Spamalot and I am so excited." I had an opportunity to explain to the others waiting in line about the new theater and showed pictures off my phone. They were super excited as well. The word is out and "people can't wait!"
Angela Scully, November 18, 2016
Lots going on at the armory today. 4th he elevator slab is being poured, ductwork going in and plaster work being discussed. Also found some cool bottles while laying pipes for the plumbing. One has a Cherry in it....hmmmm
Angela Scully, September 26, 2016
Hit the ground running after the long labor day weekend! Today the team from Brennan s office interiors toured the building. They will be preparing for the desks, tables, chairs and couches We will need for the new theater. We have the first meeting of our transition team this evening where we will be talking the nuts and bolts of start up. Point of sale systems to phones and Wi-Fi to furniture.
Angela Scully, September 7, 2016
Whew what a week! On Tuesday evening we signed an agreement making the Nickerson Rossi Dance Company a Resident Company in the new theater. This modern dance company blends storytelling, music and movement for really compelling performances. They perform at the Annenberg Center, New York Live and at the Palm Springs Dance Festival. We are so excited to have them as part of our core programming at Uptown! Watch this space for additional resident companies!a Today I met with Kaitlin Kovell from the Local Yoga Cafe. Kaitlin will be hosting Yoga Rocks the Armory as a fundraiser for the new theater. This event will happen on the lawn outside the theater on October 9th - the same day as the Chili Cookoff. We hope people will cool down and check it out.
Angela Scully, August 31, 2016
On Friday I met our Uptown! Board member Jimmy Jefferis at the Armory. He brought along 22 of his friends and neighbors from Arbours at West Goshen. Hard hats on we toured the space. The construction is on target with HVAC going. The elevator pit is being dug and floors will be taken back to the original state. Everyone was so excited to hear the description of our resident companies for the new theater and asked for information on the grand opening Gala being planned for New Year's Eve. The group was so excited for the theater to open. They "just can't wait!"
Angela Scully, August 22, 2016 -
Work on the newly named Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts continues. The elevator town is in. The walls in the bar are bing replastered. Concrete is being poured and plumbing installed. Our theater is taking shape. Our membership brochure is at the printer and will soon be in your mailbox. I can't wait to see you in the new theater!
Angela Scully, October 24, 2016