Goshen Theater Week, January 22 – 26

Goshen Theater Week, January 22 - 26

Mayor Proclaims January 22 – 26 “Goshen Theater Week”

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman officially proclaimed the last full week of January as “Historic Goshen Theater Week” to mark the occasion and celebrate the successful conclusion of the $5.2 million capital campaign to modernize and update the theater.

From January 22 – 26, the community is invited to participate in a full week of free activities.

“The historic downtown Theatre is a wonderful piece of our community,” Stutsman says. “It is a true Goshen asset that provides many of us with fond memories. I am grateful for everyone who recognizes its value and those who are working so hard to bring it back to life.”

Goshen Theater Week - Proclamation by the Mayor

Schedule of Events

All Goshen Theater Week events are free, but donations are welcomed.

Tuesday, January 22

Live On Stage – Vocal Ensemble Night

Local vocal ensembles make The Goshen Theater their home for one night only! Join us for an evening of beautiful music. Come for one, or stay all night to hear local choirs and vocal ensembles perform.

Door open at 6:15 p.m., concessions for sale.

Scheduled to perform are:

  • 7 p.m.
    Prairie View Elementary Third Graders
    – Lisa Caskey, Music Teacher
  • 7:15 p.m.
    Goshen High School Crimsonaires
    – Katie Miller O’Leary, director
  • 7:30  p.m.
    Goshen High School Men’s Choir
    – Stephen Snyder, director
  • 7:45 p.m.
    Shout for Joy
    – Sandy Hill, director
  • 8 p.m.
    Sommo Voci (Community School of the Arts Honors Choir)
    – Marcia Yost, director
  • 8:15 p.m.
    Notable Women
    – Deb Detwiler and Marcia Yost, directors
  • 8:30 p.m.
    Goshen College Parables
    – Marcia Yost, director

Wednesday, January 23

Vaudeville to Valuable Venue:
A History of the Goshen Theater

Weather note:
The afternoon schedule will proceed as planned at Goshen Theater today.

Get ready for the ultimate backstage pass! Learn more about the history of Goshen Theater, and see all the places that the public normally doesn’t get to see.

This may be your last chance before extensive renovations begin in May to see this beautiful playhouse.

In addition to tours, we will be showing “Admit One,” a documentary about Goshen Theater, will have featured speakers on the history of Goshen Theater, and the theater’s Managing Director will speak about visions for the future.

The Wednesday schedule includes:

  • 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Presentation of Theater History in the Auditorium
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    Theater Tours
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Video: “Admit One: The Story of The Goshen Theater” Screening
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Presentation of Theater History in the Auditorium
  • 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Theater Tours

Friday, January 25

Free Movie: Disney Pixar’s “Up”

7 – 9 p.m.

Bring the kids (or just yourself) to the theater for a free screening of Disney Pixar’s feel-good classic, “Up”!

Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the concession stand and bar will be open for this event.

Saturday, January 26

Saturday Morning Cartoons

9 a.m. – Noon

Due to the weather, this event is postponed!

Showing Saturday Morning Cartoons is one of the Goshen Theater’s greatest traditions! Join us from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, for Saturday Morning Looney Tunes cartoons.

The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the concession stand will be open. Come for a few cartoons, or stay all morning!

Lalo Cura Concert

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

One of our area’s most beloved rock groups, Lalo Cura, is performing live in concert on the Goshen Theater Stage!

Tickets for this event are FREE, but a reservation is required. Tickets can be reserved online here or can be picked up in person at Goshen Theater during any public event, or during box office hours on Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The mission of Goshen Theater, Inc. is to restore and revitalize this historic Main Street building as the centerpiece of Goshen’s arts and music culture. After being closed to the public for 30 years, Goshen Theater, Inc. initiated programming efforts in January 2016.

The organization is working diligently to create programs and activities, engage new patrons and ultimately save this historic community theater, the last of what were four theaters in Goshen.