The Edwin S. Porter Theater returns
The Edwin S. Porter Theater in the Connellsville Community Center is coming to life. This weekend, local talent is putting on a musical review — “Broadway ... Recently.”
It's just one of many upcoming programs that are being planned for the renovated theater.
The resurgence of the theater started several years ago, when various entities realized its importance and took steps to start a renovation project.
The city and the redevelopment authority allocated some Community Development Block Grant money to help with the project.
Additionally, the Fayette County Cultural Trust, which also got involved in the theater's revitalization, searched for and received thousands of dollars in grants from various sources.
Volunteers from throughout the community have joined forces to help with renovations at the theater and have searched for groups and programs to come in and use the theater.
Students and teachers from the Connellsville Career and Technical Center, as well, have been invaluable in using their talents to help with theater renovations.
All involved in the theater's revitalization deserve the community's thanks. Residents can show their support by visiting the theater. Instead of traveling elsewhere for entertainment, why not enjoy the talents of our local community?
The theater is a part of this city's history. Let's support our volunteers, community and local talent.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.