Cinema. Stage. Community.

Join the Susquehanna Stage Co. on their journey to a new home while helping to revitalize the Historical Marietta community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

OUR STORY

Founded in 2008

The Susquehanna Stage Co., Inc. was born by a group of like-minded individuals hoping for a quality, affordable theatre experience.

Our Future

Since its founding, the ‘SSC’ has grown to and beyond capacity of it’s currently rented home. In 2016 the organization purchased the Historic Marietta Theater from the Marietta Restoration Association with the intention of rennovating and restoring the theater into the new home of the Susquehanna Stage Co. It is planned that the new, state-of-the-art facility will show old-time and second-release cinema, house stage productions, and serve as a community rental for group and corporate events.

RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION

Preservation and restoration of the Historical Marietta Theater lobby and other portions of the building.

CINEMA

It is anticipated that both old-time and second-release movies will be shown in the facility during non-theatre production times.

STAGE

The Susquehanna Stage Co. will continue to produce Broadway-quality productions with new state-of-the-art equipment and facility ammenities.

CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY

Marietta is home to large, national and international companies like Glaxo Smith Kline, Armstrong World Industries, and Donegal Mutual Insurance, to name a few. The facility will be capable of hosting corporate events and meetings for off-site gatherings.

COMMUNITY GATHERING

The facility will be rentable for many types of events including parties, bands, community parties, and others.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

With more sales opportunities comes the need for more staff. The theatre will be the perfect opportunity for youth and part-time employees to earn extra money and employment.

History of the Marietta Theater

It is our mission to restore the Marietta Theatre to the thriving and energetic venue that it was when it opened in 1914.

We are keeping the classic style of the front facade of the building and adding some touches that will help us to promote the theatre through digital signage and architectural lighting. We are developing plans for a front courtyard and gathering space so that patrons can gather outside comfortably.
Moving inside, the lobby will be renovated to a classic feel with a new and upgraded snack bar so that small events and gatherings can take place in “The Lobby”.

In the theatre space, the goal is to preserve the styling of the walls and seating area of a mid-nineteenth century theatre but allow for hidden modern technology that will be

overhead and behind the proscenium. Modern video projection will allow us to show classic movies on the big screen clearer and more vivid than before. The stage house will be fully renovated to serve as a modern and safe performance area. Our goal is to provide the best stage space in the area for performers, technicians, and designers.

This restoration and renovation are important to the town of Marietta and to Central PA because it will bring a great historic community venue back to life and help to create new and long lasting memories in those that become involved and attend just as “Acri’s Theatre” once did. The Marietta Theatre created so many memories for people in the 1900s. We want to continue to create memories for the community in the 2000s.It is our mission to restore the Marietta Theatre to the thriving and energetic venue that it was when it opened in 1914.

We are keeping the classic style of the front facade of the building and adding some touches that will help us to promote the theatre through digital signage and architectural lighting. We are developing plans for a front courtyard and gathering space so that patrons can gather outside comfortably.
Moving inside, the lobby will be renovated to a classic feel with a new and upgraded snack bar so that small events and gatherings can take place in “The Lobby”.

In the theatre space, the goal is to preserve the styling of the walls and seating area of a mid-nineteenth century theatre but allow for hidden modern technology that will be

overhead and behind the proscenium. Modern video projection will allow us to show classic movies on the big screen clearer and more vivid than before. The stage house will be fully renovated to serve as a modern and safe performance area. Our goal is to provide the best stage space in the area for performers, technicians, and designers.

This restoration and renovation are important to the town of Marietta and to Central PA because it will bring a great historic community venue back to life and help to create new and long lasting memories in those that become involved and attend just as “Acri’s Theatre” once did. The Marietta Theatre created so many memories for people in the 1900s. We want to continue to create memories for the community in the 2000s.

FUNDING

Progress & Success

The Susquehanna Stage Co. continues to work tirelessly on acquiring donors, grants, and other funding opportunities to complete the facility. To-date, our current funding is as follows.

GRANT – EATER FAMILY FOUNDATION

$500,000 pledged through 2022.

CAPITAL BUDGET REQUEST

$1,000,000 available upon $500,000 cash account holdings through Pennsylvania State.

Funding Goals

Costs are estimated to be between $3MM AND $4MM. Naming rights and sponsorship opportunities are purchasable by discussion with the Marietta Theatre Committee of the Susquehanna Stage Co.

TOTAL GOAL $4MM GOAL

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Patron Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our patrons say about the Susquehanna Stage Co.:

My first trip here was to see a friend perform in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and my experience was fantastic! 10 out of 10, would see again, and will definitely return to see more shows from this incredibly talented group.

Ashley Orndorff

Great local theater with Broadway style productions. Lots of talent and very entertaining.

Larry Pruett

This is one of the best-kept secrets. Do not miss an opportunity to see a play here you will not be disappointed!

Judith Morris Rider

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Contact us

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