A Love Letter To The Theater

By my count, the eighth significant snow of the 2013-2014 season is swirling around outside with perhaps 8 of 14 inches already accumulated.  This one promises to be bigger than the previous 7. 


I hope for the same for Montgomery Theater (MT) as it enters its 21st season: that this one is bigger than all of the previous.   But, if you have been to Montgomery Theater, you know that this is a tough act to follow (pun intended).  Past seasons have included some really stellar performances with plays like “The Full Monty”, “Rounding Third”, “Reefer Madness (the Musical)”, “I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, “The Great American Trailer Park”, “Tommy” and many others.   Their offerings cover a wide range of genres including dramas, musicals, satire, and sidesplitting comedies.


It is always amazing to see the quality of the performers, the details of the costumes and sets and the professionalism of everyone who works together to bring such exquisite entertainment to the Philadelphia suburbs.  My wife and I typically catch 10 plays each year.  Many include trips to Broadway or a weekend getaway into Philadelphia.  But we do not have to travel far or spend much to see great theater.  We can enjoy some really terrific entertainment right in our own back yards.  Well, OK, Souderton is a few miles away, but it’s just around the corner for us.


Recently, MT has experimented with other types of entertainment including, comedy, various readings and an occasional social event.  Opening nights are celebrated with beer provided by local microbreweries.  This March 23rd, MT is hosting a Gala event that will include various forms of entertainment, both a live and silent auction and who knows what other surprises await.


If you are ever searching for something to do to break the monotony of winter (or spring, summer or fall for that matter), take a look at Montgomery Theater.   We are fortunate to have this little gem in our community.  It is important to support organizations like MT that give so much back to the vitality of the communities it serves.


MT is the perfect main event of a night out with that special someone.   You can enjoy a dinner together at Caruso’s in Souderton or at Molly Maguire’s in Lansdale, then come enjoy a show before ending the night at one of the local microbreweries, Round Guys Brewery in Lansdale or Free Will Brewing in Perkasie.  Cupid has been known to frequent MT and has quaffed a few at microbreweries as well.  Who knows, this could be the start of a great relationship!


Montgomery Theater is located in the heart of Souderton on PA Route 113 about ¼ mile north of the railroad tracks.   The building used to be the home of the Souderton Fire Department.  From the outside, it is pretty unassuming, but once the curtain rises, you will be amazed at what you are about to experience.

--Rege McKenzie, Board of Directors

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