Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Looking for a bit of refined entertainment during your Finger Lakes getaway? Look no further than the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY. Located less than 11 miles from my Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast inn, the Hangar Theatre is an easy drive for an evening of quality entertainment!
And why is it named Hangar Theatre? You guessed it - the building is actually an old municipal airport hangar. The conversion from planes to plays was funded by none other than Nelson Rockefeller. Work on the transformation was a combined effort of the Ithaca Repertory Theatre, the City of Ithaca, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. An additional building, housing a set and costume shop, was added in the mid 1980's, thanks to the generosity of the New York State Natural Heritage Trust. Finally, in 2002, the Hangar tent and Starlight Cafe was added to provide a full evening of enjoyment for guests.
Over the years, the not-for-profit Theatre has matured into national recognition for both its productions, and now year-round theatre education programs for up-and-coming theatre professionals. The Theatre now hosts an annual New Play Festival, offers programs for kids and young adults, and can be rented for meetings and events.
Summer, 2012 performance offerings include Lend Me A Tenor, The Little Mermaid, Titanic, Seussical Jr., and many more! And you can be assured of quality entertainment when you attend a production at the Hangar: proven by numerous local and regional accolades, and the 2010 SALT award for 'Production of the Season' for the Hangar's production of Rent. Single-show tickets are available from Ticket Center Ithaca. There are also season tickets with great seating still available.
To show appreciation to both the Theatre and to our guests who support the Theatre through attendance, The Inn at Gothic Eves is now offering the Theatre promotion: show your Hangar Theatre ticket stub to get 10% off an overnight Sunday -Thursday! This offer is not valid with any other offers or on holidays. Please make your reservations in advance and mention the Theatre promotion when you book!
As a bonus hint to my guests, you will pay less for weekday evening performances and Sunday matinee performances, making the Theatre promotion perfect for taking advantage of these reduced performance prices.
I look forward to hosting your stay at my Finger Lakes accommodations, and hope you enjoy the theatrical offerings at the Hangar Theatre!
Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POB 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886