It was in 1937 that the theatre was constructed. It once happened to be the crown jewel of the chain of movie theatres owned by Walter Reade in New Jersey. The success of this theatre surely gave an in depth view of the love the American people had for Hollywood movies during its reigning Golden Age. However, in the 1980s the theatre went through some major problems and ultimately for the next ten years was shut down. By 1994, many volunteers gathered together to reinstate the civic pride that they had associated with the theatre and managed to not just bring the theatre back to its former glory but also completely saved it from being yet another historical ruin.
After months of working in hard labor at the theatre, on the 29th of September the theatre reopened once more with a remarkable opening gala performance that featured Kirov Orchestra hailing from the prestigious Saint Petersburg. The Kirov Orchestra is an acclaimed resident of Morristown. The main act was by the popular pianist named Alexander Slobodyanik. Most of the volunteers were present at the opening ceremony of the theatre with tears of joy and pride engulfing them.
Today the Community Theatre at Mayo Center For The Performing Arts is it is 17th successful season and has effectively turned into becoming amongst the top ranking paramount cultural and arts company. Currently the theatre hosts over 200 ravishing live shows to over 200,000 audiences annually. Lately, the management of the theatre finished its capital campaign of four years called the “Setting the Stage” which cost nearly $7 million. This permitted for some incredible renovations that also allowed for installing a world class fly-rail system, central air conditioning, an orchestra pit, lavish dressing rooms and much more. Furthermore, this capital campaign that was initiated by the theatre allowed for the achievement of including education studios that permit the theatre to give way to promising performing arts education that are meant for both adults and children alike.
In 2011, the balcony situated upstairs was also renovated along with great restrooms, concessions and an Art Gallery. The name of the theatre was changed in May 2011 to Mayo Performing Arts Center after transition duration of three years.
You can now book your Community Theatre at Mayo Center For The Performing Arts tickets and experience a breath taking live entertaining event that will surely be out of this world.