announced October 24, 2013
From Kickstarter.com...The historic Alexander Twilight Theatre is an aged theatre needing upgrades to many of its older features & fixtures for future use.
The Alexander Twilight Theatre is in Vermont's rural Northeast Kingdom and is located at Lyndon State College. It has been the center of entertainment and education not only for the College but for the greater Northeast Kingdom community for over four decades. In its glory years, the Alexander Twilight Theatre was the best of its kind from Montreal to Boston and acts headlining in NYC were also seen at Lyndon. We are trying to bring the theatre back to its glory years so it can provide diverse entertainment which would benefit Northeastern Vermont and all the passionate, creative individuals that love and enjoy the performing arts.
We are now actively in the process of raising funds to complete installation of all new dimmers to control the new lighting instruments as well as an architectural control system that will allow remote access to house/practice lights without the assistance of professional staff and also a new HD Projector system. The outdated features and fixtures become grossly apparent when the limitations of an aged theatre make the booking of performances, conferences, and outside groups a challenge.
Proper lighting at the Alexander Twilight Theatre has always been critical from these dimmers. They were substantially used to set the tone and the mood in all major past performances such as "West Side Story", "Pippin", "Two Gentleman", "Godspell", "Arsenic","The Hobbit", to the more recent ones such as "These ruins are Inhabited" plus many others. Of note, in 1977 a Michael Valenti piano concert, which was held in the theatre, was then turned into an LP. These are just a sampling of the types of quality performances that will once again be allowed to return with these upgrades. This will include stand-alone events that can be used by outside groups without a technician on site as well as rehearsals due to the remote access of house/practice lights that the architectural control system would allow.
Our first major production of 2014, The Twilight Players Spring Production "The Drowsey Chaperone" April 24-27, 2014 will be greatly enhanced and enjoyed due to the new upgrades with the raised funds.
In summary, what used to be the crown jewel of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont has become its handicap due to its aged equipment. With this upgrade many acts and performers will once again be able to return for the whole Northeast Kingdom to enjoy!