TITG has taken this past year’s forced performative hiatus as an opportunity to complete much needed repairs and restorations to our beautiful theater.
As many of you may have seen, we have recently completed a facelift of our marquee. Updates include all new sheet metal, improved wiring, and a second digital reader board on the marquee’s west side.
We also replaced the rotting wooden “GROVE” letters with low-maintenance metal, finished with automotive paint. A very special thanks goes out to our wonderful longtime volunteer, Jeremy, who installed fully programmable backlights for the letterbox. These repairs and updates will make it safer for us to change our show information and provide additional information about different events.
On the inside of the theater, we have upgraded the dressing rooms, orchestra pit, and backstage areas. New low-voltage LED show lighting will make it easier for our stage crew and actors to move around backstage during shows. We have also added additional prop storage alcoves to keep our shows running smoothly.
Last, but certainly not least, work has begun under the theater to improve water drainage below the audience seats and around the orchestra pit. Once installed, the French drain and long-lasting dual sump-pump system will make maintenance easier, keep the entire building dryer, and protect the foundation for generations of theater lovers to come.
We know you are looking forward to the day we can open our doors and perform for the community again. We are, too. Until then, check out our website and Facebook page to see photos of ongoing projects as well as TITG updates and events.
Brian Johnson, Technical Director, and Thomas Swendig, Building Manager