Sunday, 08 May 2016 13:48

Theatre Du Jour Shares New Space And Love For Theater With Port City

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From left: Greg Mills, Terry LeRoi, Mayor Billy Barlow, Tammy Wilkinson, John Dickquist, Danielle Hayden From left: Greg Mills, Terry LeRoi, Mayor Billy Barlow, Tammy Wilkinson, John Dickquist, Danielle Hayden Submitted photo

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” ― Oscar Wilde

The room was buzzing with folks sharing the human experience in a hip and newly renovated space built by local developers John Dickquist & Laura Brazak; nurtured by TDJ owner & Artistic Director Tammy Lynn Wilkinson. The eclectic room was wall to wall actors, directors, theatre connoisseurs and community members at large! The theater company's red, white & black logo leading the trendy decor and stoking the creative energy, you really felt like this was something special! The space will be utilized as a home base for the up and coming company, housing offices for administration, business development, marketing and promotion as well as holding auditions, photo shoots and rehearsals.

Local favorite Dan Williams serenaded visitors with his piano stylings and refreshments including cucumber mint infused water flowed for all to enjoy! A grand ribbon cutting with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Billy Barlow set the stage while many laughs rang out as the tiny thespian attempted to command the scissors to her will! With just one snip the art loft was officially "open"! A preview reading was next on the agenda and visitors were treated to a scene from TDJ's upcoming production "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" by Alan Ball - directed by Moe Harrington. The show is part of the Quality Inn & Suites theatre series and happens on Friday, May 20th!

"The evening was magical" Tammy swooned "The room was filled with artists & enthusiast, friends and family; that I have either had the pleasure of working with as an actor or a producer or synergistically as a fellow community member... there was so much love and support for what we are bringing to the community"! "I am truly blessed".

Didn't get a chance to stop by? Private showings are always available! You can find Theatre Du Jour online at dujourcny.com or on Facebook, instagram or twitter to stay in touch! We expect there's much more to come from this interactive, touring dinner theatre company now that they have found a home in our fair city!

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