Yorktown Stage reopens following $1.2 million overhaul

Over four decades later, town officials, with the help of a state grant, stepped in to save the theater.

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2023, 1:33 AM

Updated 457 days ago

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The Yorktown Stage reopened its doors Friday after undergoing a $1.2 million renovation.
"It got to the point where I couldn't fix them anymore," said theater manager Stephen Wolf.
Wolf has not only witnessed the many performances that have been put on here but also had to deal with structural problems over the years.
"And it just got to the point where they were unmanageable," he said.
Over four decades later, town officials, with the help of a state grant, stepped in to save the theater.
"Having a community theater right here in Yorktown is something that few if any have anymore, and we recognize the value that this would bring to our community," said Assembly Member Matt Slater.
Updates include a new roof, new air conditioning and heating system. The lobby has new chandeliers, fresh paint and furniture, plus new carpeting and seating as well as handicap accessibility.
"We really wanted to make this place as friendly as we could to all people," said Yorktown Town Supervisor Tom Diana.
"This is the solution to what happens when we all come together and do something that works, come to the theater," Wolf said.
The theater had a concert by singer-songwriter Anthony Nunziata Friday night as part of its grand reopening to the community. After that, the next big performance will be "High School Musical" in April.


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