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Monday, August 15, 2011

Forge Theatre Celebrates 50 Years of Community Theatre in Phoenixville

Forge Theatre's 2011-2012 season celebrates fifty years of providing quality, year-round live theatrical entertainment to the Phoenixville community. Located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Forge offers a repertory of six productions a year. Forge's ongoing mission is to enrich and entertain the community by providing a superior theatre experience. Each show in the upcoming 50th anniversary season, which begins September 2011 and runs through June of 2012, was performed at Forge Theatre during the past five decades and interesting anecdotes about each show and its director are available on the Forge Theatre website, www.forgetheatre.org.

The 50th Anniversary Season opens with "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" in September, followed by the musical "Cabaret" which runs November 4 through December 3. January of 2012 will feature "Don't Drink The Water" with "On Golden Pond" coming in March. April's production will be "The Heiress", and the final production of the 50th Anniversary Season will feature the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" in June.

Major renovations are underway to the historic Forge Theatre building in preparation for the 50th season. There will also be a gala celebration held September 30 and October 1 for past and present members, season ticket holders, and donors to the building fund project.

Many Broadway and television stars got their start at Forge Theatre and have sent congratulatory messages to the theatre family. A video presentation featuring those who have gone on "From Forge to Fame" will be featured at the 50th Gala Celebration.

Season tickets are available for the entire season and individual show tickets may be purchased either by telephoning 610-935-1920 or from the Forge Theatre website. Information on show dates, times, pricing and audition information is available on Forge Theatre's website www.forgetheatre.org.

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