The selected plays have also begun to attract talented performers from all over the area. The forthcoming production of "RENT" has several very experienced performers in the cast. Even the severe weather hasn't deterred theater lovers from attending the performances of "Same Time, Next Year", which concluded last weekend. "Only a few cancelled out on us during the snow bound weekend weather of the past two weeks," said Lieberman.
Now the focus of the theater turns to the upcoming schedule which seems to be attracting a huge amount of audience appeal, if the early reservations are any indications.
"We have never had so many advance purchases of tickets as we are experiencing for RENT," says Lieberman, "and interest in two of the upcoming events that will take place at the theater. "Fans and audiences of the Valley Players have begun to contact the theater about their performances of 'Lend Me a Tenor', the uproarious comedy which will debut at the theater on May 9th for 6 performances over two weekends and also the appearance of Beegeez USA, the Bee Gee tribute group, which will appear for a one-night-stand on Saturday, July 12th. Both events are attracting attention and ticket sales have begun for both."
In the meantime, the set of Same Time, Next Year, has been torn down and the set of RENT, is being erected. Rehearsals have intensified for the 20 person cast of the show and dozens of people who pass the theater every day have told owners that RENT is their favorite musical and that they saw it on Broadway several years ago. Because the plot of RENT deals with HIV-AIDs, the producers have teamed with AIDS Resources and have decided to donate some of the proceeds of the performance of RENT to benefit research to try to conquer this devastating disease.
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