by Barry Copple, Operations Manager of the Warner Theatre
Hello, Erie! Spring has sprung and great weather is on the way — I promise!
It’s been a busy time here at the Warner Theatre in more ways than one. Of course, we have plenty of exciting events coming up. Gordon Lightfoot performs May 11th at 8 p.m., the Erie Philharmonic plays their final performance of the season on May 18th at 8 p.m., and Life on Mars, The David Bowie Tribute, plays at 7:30 p.m.
We also have Little’s Annual Dance Studio performance on June 1 at 6 p.m., Long’s School of Dance performances June 7th and 8th at 6 p.m, Marguerite’s Academy of Dance performances June 14th and 15th at 7 p.m., and Spotlight Studios’ dance performance on June 22nd at 7 p.m.
And, as if that isn’t enough, we’re working on some great things for our next Broadway Series season, bringing in some nationally-touring musical acts, and the 2019-2020 Erie Philharmonic season will be starting up before you know it.
With all of that said, we are also close to embarking on the long awaited $20 million final phase of the restoration and expansion project. We are in final design work and we hope to begin construction this summer. The Warner would remain open and operate during the first part of the project until the end of March 2020. The Warner would then close and reopen in late November 2020. I believe it will be something we can all be proud of as a community.
That’s it for now, Erie! I hope you find this info helpful and exciting. I’m sure much more is to come your way. Downtown is a great place to be; I hope you find something we have to offer that will interest you enough to check us out!
So, “Get Up and Go,” Erie! Until next time.