Wayside Theater to Finish Season; Start Selling Subscriptions for Next Season

Posted: March 18, 2013

The Winchester Star

MIDDLETOWN -- Wayside Theater will finish its current season and begin selling subscriptions for the next one.

Warner Crocker, the theater’s artistic director, said this morning that the final production of the season, "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will take to the stage.

The theater began taking subscriptions for the 52nd season today on their website, waysidetheatre.org. The theater’s board decided in November not to offer subscrip­tions for the next season, a first in the theater’s long history.

Wayside's Board of Directors said this morning it is coming up with a plan over the next few weeks on moving forward.

The theater announced Jan. 7 that it needed to raise $90,000 in 90 days to continue operating and finish its 51st season. Fundraising efforts so far have brought in $86,000 toward the goal, accoridng to the theatre's website. The deadline for the emergency fundraising campaign is April 8.

For more details, see Tuesday's Winchester Star.