January 26, 2018
MARGATE, FL: Stage Door Theatre is on the move! The award-winning theatre company has been awarded an exclusive contract to mount their productions at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center beginning in September 2018.
“This is such a great opportunity for us!” Stage Door’s Executive Producer Derelle (Dee) Bunn enthuses. “It’s the perfect 25th Anniversary gift! LPAC is a brand new modern and up-to-date facility – it has everything we need and more. Its main auditorium can be adjusted to become a more intimate space, or accommodate over 1100 patrons. It has state of the art lighting and sound equipment, great dressing room space, and a lovely Green Room – things we’ve been missing for years!”
The timing is perfect for the well-regarded theatre company; their audience is growing, and their productions are becoming more elaborate. In fact, Bunn says, they’ve simply outgrown the building they have occupied for the past 25 years which is in great need of repairs.
“The timing for this opportunity couldn’t be better,” she explains. “Being at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center will give us so much space to grow… And we’ll even have outside signage!
“We’re going to finish our season at our current venue,” Bunn continues. “Patrons can purchase their tickets through our box office or online – for this season’s productions at Stage Door in Margate or for next season’s shows at LPAC. We’re doing everything we can to make the transition as easy as possible for our patrons. We’ve started telling our audiences about our move and their response has been absolutely 100% favorable.”
Stage Door Theatre will bring a solid background of award-winning theatrical productions and a roster of over 30,000 patrons to LPAC when they arrive in September. The company was recently honored with three Carbonell Award nominations: For Sarah Gracel as Best Actress in a Musical and Elijah Word for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – both for Dreamgirls. And Kat Gold scored a nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for the company’s production of Nine.
Bunn, along with Stage Door’s Associate Producer Kevin Black are looking forward to continuing to build upon the company’s already solid reputation, as well as grow their audience in the new venue. “This move is a total win/win for everyone involved,” Black says.
Lauderhill Commissioner M. Margaret Bates is also excited about LPAC’s new residents. “We welcome Broward Stage Door Theatre Company and all of their patrons to our newly opened Lauderhill Performing Arts Center,” she says. “We look forward to their upcoming season of fantastic Broadway shows – we know they’ll love their new home!”
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center’s mission is to provide diverse, quality arts programming to the City of Lauderhill and its neighboring communities. The facility opened in January 2016 and is a LEED Silver Performing Arts Structure. (LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features).
Stage Door Theatre is located at 8036 West Sample Road in Margate (33065). Flashdance – The Musical is currently playing in the venue’s Theatre 1; Kevin Black’s Imagine – A Beatles Celebration will open in Theatre 2 on February 2nd. For more information about Stage Door Theatre contact visit www.stagedoorfl.org or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is located in the Central Broward Regional Park on the Northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and State Road 7. For more information about LPAC visit http://lpacfl.com.