February 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Bessette: (603) 669-7469
“Majestic Theatre & Ted Herbert Music School To Hold Grand Opening”
The Majestic Theatre and Ted Herbert Music School are please to open its new studio doors to the public on Sunday, March 12th between 3pm and 6pm. This is a great opportunity to see their new home and learn about theatre and music opportunities for all ages. Live music, raffles, refreshments and tours will be offered throughout the 3 hour open house.
Upon hearing that they would have to vacate their leased Downtown Manchester building due to the owner’s plans to redevelop, they launched a search for a new home. After a challenging period a new home was found at 880 Page Street in Manchester. Renovations were done to ensure the space would meet the needs of both The Majestic Theatre and Ted Herbert Music School. In late December The Majestic leadership with the help of many volunteers relocated to the property which provides 7,000 square feet, onsite parking and easy access to city and highways. After renovations the property now has 9 music studios, theatre rehearsal spaces, a recital hall, as well as offices and costume/prop storage.
Special thanks to the Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation for providing a grant to support part of the renovation and relocation. Continued fundraising will be done to support phase two; central air conditioning to remaining studios prior to the summer.
About The Majestic Theatre:
The Majestic Theatre was founded in 1990 and provides theatre for and by the community. The Majestic began with just a couple of shows each year and has grown to producing 12-15 shows in a year-long production season making it the largest producer of community theatre in NH. The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts is the educational component of The Majestic which serves youth ages 5 – 19 years through ongoing performing arts classes, workshops and daytime theatre camps, in addition to youth productions. The Majestic brings theatre into the lives of over 15,000 children and adults annually. In January 2016 The Majestic took the Ted Herbert Music School under the Majestic umbrella to continue the 50+ year history of providing music education to Greater Manchester. Dinner theatre presentations are held at the Executive Court Banquet Facility and non-dinner musicals, comedies and youth productions are held at the Derry Opera House.
About The Ted Herbert Music School:
As of January 1, 2016 The Majestic welcomed the Ted Herbert Music School under The Majestic umbrella, bringing over 50 years of quality lessons taught by some of the leading specialists in the area. Whether you are learning “just for fun” or continuing your studies as a career musician, we will work hard to match you with the best instructor, leading you to the successful enjoyment of music! The Majestic Theatre is pleased to offer lessons in every band and orchestra instrument, voice, theatre, and dance; lessons are available for students of ALL AGES interested in ANY musical style.
The Majestic is a non-profit NH community arts organization. Visit www.majestictheatre.net for more information.