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HIGHLAND TOWN THEATRE PROJECT
Residents who have a hankering to help the Town Theatre get up and running are encouraged to check out a bevy of new committees. Some groups will aid in restoration while others will target postconstruction operations.
FUND-RAISING: Spearheads events and projects that generate immediate and long-term dollars to rehab and run the theatre.
MEMBERSHIP: Develops and launches a “Friends of the Theatre” program to cultivate interest and raise funds.
PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Creates social media opportunities to increase awareness of events germane to the theatre.
VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT: Supports every committee by tapping into the talents of local individuals and groups.
PROGRAMMING: Develops theatre performances that cater to the region and its interests.
OPERATIONS: Provides the technical expertise necessary to operate projection equipment.
MAINTENANCE: Provides general upkeep both inside and outside the building.
BECOME A MEMBER ...
With work continuing to refurbish
the town’s vintage movie house,
the Theatre Board is looking to the
community to support the project
by becoming a founding member.
Membership levels from $20 to $75 are available. Benefits include:
• Your name in the commemorative
Town Theatre Booklet
acknowledging your support.
• A VIP pass to an exclusive
Preview Event, including a tour of
the newly renovated theatre and
• Your personal invitation to the first
annual corporate meeting of the
• A complimentary decal to show
your support of the Town Theatre.
Former Vice President of Finance, Strack & Van Til
Auditorium Coordinator, School Town of Highland
Communications Professor, Purdue Northwest
Town of Highland Clerk-Treasurer
Chairman Provision Theatre Company
Professor at Trinity College
Former Highland Redevelopment chairman
Assistant Vice President Business Development
Branch Manager, Centier Bank
Town Council Representatives
Dan Vassar and Bernie Zemen
Rhett Tauber and Carol Green-Fraley
President Dawn Diamantopoulos
Vice President Bruce Leep
Treasurer Keith Bruxvoort
Nearly 200 turn out for Highland Town Theatre presentation
It was a near capacity crowd that gathered January 23 at the Lincoln Center Banquet Hall to debate the merits of a renovated Town Theatre.
Pro-theatre attendees talked about the cultural pluses, which they say would make Highland a destination for an estimated 200,000 individuals each year.
Nay-sayers were concerned primarily with the cost of the project -- which Clerk-Treasurer Michael Griffin said would add an estimated $6 to the average household’s annual property tax bill -- $120 over the life of the construction bonds.
The Highland Town Council plans to vote on the Town Theatre at its next meeting –
7 p.m. January 30 at Town Hall, 3333 RIdge Road.
Morris Architects and the Redevelopment Commission presented plans for a
revamped Town Theatre while Steven Libman, a theatre consultant with The Libman Group, provided information on a three-year forecast for operations and information on how the arts benefit municipalities.
Following two years of discussing the nuances of the project both great and small, Redevelopment Director Cecile Petro said the commission is proud to show the council how a renovated theatre can transform the landscape.
“I am most excited about reaching this point after working with committed volunteers who
have given hours of hard work,” Petro said. “They believe the Town Theatre will make
Highland an even better place to live, work and visit,” she said. “Without them, there
wouldn’t be a Town Theatre project.”
THEATRE BOARD OFFICERS
THEATRE BOARD MEMBERS
Presentation showcases cultural arts district,
state-of-the-art theatre with multiple functions