Garden Theatre blooms again
WINTER GARDEN, FL — “Curtain Up” was the title of the Garden Theatre’s gala grand dedication weekend Feb. 29 through March 2. The weekend opened with a black tie event on Friday evening, with Florida’s Senator Bill Nelson present. On stage were the Garden Community Choir, the Bay Street Church of God in Christ gospel singers, a full orchestra, professional singers, ballet artists and puppets.
The history of the 1935 theatre was presented in live performances and film. Davis Gaines, of Phantom of the Opera fame was featured in the Friday performance. All events were almost filled to capacity. Tours of the facility were given all day Saturday, with film presentations between the tours. There were plenty of chill bumps and tears of joy as the community celebrated the return of its theatre after 45 years of neglect. Residents and friends are encouraged to continue to come and watch our Garden grow!
(Thanks to Irv Lipscomb for the photo.)
This is an exciting story I must say! And congratulations to all who succeeded in pulling together to make it happen! Way to go, Winter Garden, Florida!