Fountain Inn Officials Re-Light FIRE Theatre’s GODSPELL

This article has been updated with corrections. We apologize for this.

The Show Will Go On!

First GLOW Lyric Theatre leaves the Younts Center for the Performing Arts, and now FIRE Theatre is in danger of being extinguished by the Fountain Inn City Council.

The revitalization of downtown Fountain Inn and its arts community has taken a step backwards this week as the Fountain Inn officials pulled funding support for FIRE Theatre’s Season 9 finale production of Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell” and would only allow one single farewell performance.

Earlier this week, word got out and supporters flooded a Fountain Inn budget workshop meeting and city officials were convinced to let the show go in with five performances over two weekends, Mother’s Day aside.

The fate of FIRE Theatre and FIREside Radio is still unknown. And it is unknown at this point if funding cuts await the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra and the Fountain Inn Chorale.

Carolina Curtain Call will update this report as information comes in.

Again, “Godspell” will run Fridays and Saturdays, May 12-13 and May 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. and for one matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the Younts Center for Performing Arts, 315 N Main St. in Fountain Inn. Call (864) 409-1050 or visit www.yountscenter.org.

 

One thought on “Fountain Inn Officials Re-Light FIRE Theatre’s GODSPELL

  1. Debbie Alphin

    CORRECTIVE DATES
    SHOW DATES HAVE RETURNED!!!!!!!! EVERY SHOW ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED IS BACK ON THANKS TO PUBLIC SUPPORT! (This excludes Mother’s Day)
    MAY 12, 13, 19-21 ARE ALL ONCE MORE SET TO BE PERFORMED!
    We apologize once more for the confusion, but thank you SO MUCH to the citizens of Fountain Inn for supporting us through this!
    The Gospel According to St. Matthew is presented in a series of skits and songs, with Jesus and his disciples presented as a group of playful 2000’s era teens, in this musical featuring songs by Stephen Schwartz, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. This production by FIRE Theatre Co. is directed by Zachary Pelicano and music directed by Chase McAbee.
    Come see the musical that spawned smash hits such as “Day by Day”, “O Bless the Lord”, and “All Good Gifts”! Guaranteed a fun time for all, Christians and non-Christians alike!
    To buy tickets, call the box office at (864) 409-1050, or go to the Younts Center website at yountscenter.org

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