theater produced 8 10 shows in less than three months when it first opened and did so well into the 1980s before going to a seven month season and, finally, a yearlong slate in 2003.
Crocker, at a February town hall style meeting about the theater future, pointed to a drop in donations and ticket sales as key problems. The theater had gone from highs like the 2006 07season, when its attendance was 30,214, to 20,010 people in 2011 12.
the brink of closing during the winter, when its revenue could not cover expenses.
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The theater was owned by Bernstein for only a short period before an independent nonprofit organization, Wayside Foundation for the Arts, took over in 1966.
It is also where some famous actors honed their craft. When it was a summer stock company, Chris and Susan Sarandon, Peter Boyle, Stacy Keach, Kathy Bates, Donna McKechnie and Dana Delaney all performed there, Crocker said.
This was the second year such an appeal had been made, but the first time that the sale of subscriptions for the new season had been delayed.
Artistic Director Warner Crocker resigned as artistic director at the end of June after 15 years. Crocker stayed on through the opening of Boeing.
After an appeal to the community that raised more than $100,000, the theater stayed open and proceeded with the new season. In March, Wayside Theatre Board President Byron Brill announced the decision to keep the theater open, after more than $80,000 had been raised.
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Real estate tycoon and philanthropist Leo Bernstein established the summer stock theater in1962 to draw patrons to his other business, the Wayside Inn.
The 173 seat theater underwent a $1.9 million renovation in 2007 2008 to improve conditions for patrons and the performers.
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The theater budget had been cut from $900,000 in 2006 to $700,000 this year, and its staff went from 19 to 12, Crocker said.
The Nike Zoom Winflo 3 Blue Running Shoes original company was created in 1961 as the Maralarrick Players and in 1962, Bernstein bought Wayside current home (a converted 1930 movie theater), gave it its name, and soon brought in the first artistic director, Owen Phillips, Crocker said.
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