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HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY HOLDS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BU THEATRE AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS

(BOSTON) – In honor of its 35th Anniversary season, the Huntington Theatre Company will hold a free Open House at its mainstage theatre on the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) on Monday, October 10 from 10am until 2pm. The event will be open to the public from 11am until 2pm; the 10am hour will be exclusive for Huntington subscribers and donors.

At Monday’s Open House, guests will have a final opportunity to go behind the scenes of the BU Theatre as it currently exists. Activities will include backstage tours through the working scene, prop, costume, and paint shops; technical demonstrations; performances from cast members of Sunday in the Park with George and students in the Huntington’s Education Department; a "Finishing the Hat" crafting station; the ever-popular costume corner where guests can try on favorite Huntington costumes; giveaways; and more. Families are welcome.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

10am – Open to Huntington subscribers and donors only

11am – Open to the public; Huntington Theatre Company season preview discussion with Managing Director Michael Maso (on stage)

11:30am – Lighting demonstration with Master Electrician Kat Herzig (on stage)

12pm – Special performances from Sunday in the Park with George cast members Morgan Kirner and Nick Sulfaro, accompanied by Dan Rodriguez (on stage)

1pm – Special performances from the Huntington’s Education Department: Emily Mora (Codman Academy Public Charter School), Victoria Omorege (Snowden International School), and Yesinia Clary-Washington (Snowden International School) will perform monologues and scenes followed by a panel discussion.

2pm – Open House concludes

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the BU Theatre: Go on a self-guided tour of the production shops (‘Behind the Scenery’) and costume shops (‘Garment District’). These areas of the BU Theatre are rarely open to the public.
  • Costume Corner: Dress up in your favorite Huntington costume and take a photo of yourself (upper lobby).
  • Finish Your Hat: In honor of Sunday in the Park with George and its signature song “Finishing the Hat,” guests can decorate and take home their own hat (paint shop).
  • Coloring Station: Help us complete Georges Seurat’s masterpiece A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (upper lobby).

Learn more and RSVP. The Open House is part of Opening Our Doors, a day of free arts and cultural events sponsored by the Fenway Alliance. Learn more at fenwayculture.org.

 

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