CHARDON, OHIO, September 2 - The arts are making a triumphant return to Northeast Ohio. The Geauga Theater, which was shuttered in March of 2020, will reopen under new management. Thrive Performing & Visual Arts, the organization chosen to lead the Geauga Theater into the future, will host a ribbon cutting September 2nd at 6:00pm; a week prior to taking to the stage for their, and the venue's, first live production in over a year. Extensive renovations have taken place during the venue's closure. People are encouraged to attend and tour the facility to see what has been accomplished and what's to come.
Built in 1939, the 292-seat Geauga Theater is an art deco treasure nestled on Chardon’s quaint, walkable square. Thrive’s programming at the venue will be three-fold: live music, musical theater, and classic cinema. Thrive will generate much of the entertainment staged at the Geauga Theater, but will also host outside acts: bands, orchestras, dance companies, comedians, and more.
September 10 - Thrive will stage their first show at the rebranded venue - Back to the 80's. This show is a lively concert including a slew of classic 80's hits and imagery to capture the sights, sounds, and spirit of America’s most colorful decade. The show will run through September 18th with tickets available at www.thrivepro.org or www.geauga.theater.
About Thrive: Thrive Performing & Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides opportunities to individuals of all ages in the performing and visual arts and strengthens communities by creating and producing excellent live and recorded entertainment - fostering partnerships and providing educational opportunities. Thrive immerses its participants in a one- of-a-kind experience and brand. The organization enriches area cultures and economies by partnering students, community members, business owners and performing arts professionals.