Saturday, August 05, 2006

Little Theatre Holds Annual Closet Sale


8/2/2006 - Over the years, the Lucille Ball Little Theatre has put on many productions, accumulating many costumes and props. On Friday, in an effort to thin out the hundreds of costumes, the theater members have decided to clean out the closets. When cleaning out the closets of the theater, chairpersons Linda Renaldo and Kathy Roselle found so many costumes and props that they decided it would be a good idea for the community to get a chance to buy some of the items. Everything from children’s costumes to adult period clothes, people will get a chance to view them during Lucille Ball’s Birthday Celebration weekend. ‘‘It’s a chance to meet new people,’’ Mrs. Renaldo said. Mrs. Renaldo believes that this sale will not only help ‘‘beef up’’ high school costume and prop rooms, but also generate new memberships and raise money for the theater. The sale will not only sell costumes from past shows, but also props, shoes, household items, jewelry and much more. There will also be theater tours during the sale hours for not only the tourists, but also for the people of Jamestown that might have never had a chance to see the backstage and basement of the theater.‘‘This is a chance for people to take a tour and generate interest,’’ Mrs. Renaldo said.All the money collected from the sale and from the $2 tours, will go to help the theater cover operating costs for the upcoming season. According to Mrs. Renaldo, with Little Theatre being such a big place to heat in the winter, the money donated and collected from this sale and hopeful new memberships, will be a big help.‘‘We want to build up memberships to keep this great community theater going for generations to come,’’ Mrs. Renaldo said. The sale will be held in the Little Theatre lobby from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m through 2 p.m. on Saturday, with theater tours during sale hours. For more information on the upcoming season schedule or how to become a member, call the theater 483-1095 or visit the Web site at