]]>After severe flooding in the Port Jefferson area, community theatre staple Theatre Three suffered severe damages leaving its staff, performers and patrons devastated.
However, efforts quickly went into the works to raise money to restore the theatre – perhaps best known for their annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”
Those interested in helping the theatre’s restoration can visit theatrethreetickets.com/donations or donate through a separate GoFundMe campaign. However, the theatre is happy to say they have reached their goal and more!
And despite the tragedy, the show must go in. The theatre currently plans to proceed with their latest production of “The Addams Family” when it is scheduled to return on Friday.
Additionally, the theatre has received an inspiring amount of support from the entire Long Island theatre community through social media and beyond.
“I’m happy to say that we have had an amazing outpouring of generosity and have raised a lot more money than we expected,” said Jeffrey Sanzel, the theatre’ artistic director.
The GoFundMe campaign alone raised over $1,500.
“We have been overwhelmed but the generosity of the Long Island theatre community–and the Long Island community in general,” he said.
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