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Public is invited to vision meeting of Bonnie Kate Theater on Thursday

John Thompson • Sep 4, 2018 at 9:18 PM

ELIZABETHTON — There has been a lot of talking on restoring the 90-year-old Bonnie Kate Theater, but the Bonnie Kate board of directors will get the chance to present their vision of the future on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Including in the vision will be renderings of how the Bonnie Kate should look in the near future. Those renderings include a full-sized stage with curtains and backstage room.

The public will not only be able to view the renderings but they will also be able to discuss with the board about the renovation plans and ways the public can help accomplish those goals.

This is a free event and includes free popcorn and beverages for participants.

The renovations can certainly be seen to visitors to downtown Elizabethton and City Hall. A new roof is now being installed on the three-story building

There are also several productions now in line for the temporary Bonnie Kate stage. Those include the “1940’s Evening of Jazz” on Saturday, Sept. 22m at 7 p.m. This features the Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra led by Eddie Dalton. This fundraiser features great music, fine food and a dance floor. Also there will be a silent auction. Tickets for this special event are $60.

An abridged version of the Bard of Avon is on tap for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, and Oct. 12 and 13 as Theater Elkins performs “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised),” with all performances starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a witty three-man version of all of the Shakespeare plays (sort of) in one performance. The production features Daniel Banks, Brian Chesman and Colin Morgan. Admission is $10.

The Bonnie Kate is also getting ready for Halloween with “Night of the Living Dead” on Friday and Saturday, Oct 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. Patrons are invited to come dressed appropriately. Also on those dates at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. the Bonnie Kate will be showing “Monsters, Inc.” Admission is $8.

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