The Hollywood Theatre in Au Sable Forks
The Hollywood Theatre is proud to present “A Tribute to the Classics” a musical salute to a selection of great American film soundtracks.
The event is slated to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Hollywood Theatre in Au Sable Forks with a few words from theatre owners Cory Hanf and Sierra Serino.
A pre-show highlight from 6:30 to 7 p.m. will be an autograph signing with actor Jim Tolkan, who’s roles as Principal Strickland in, “Back to the Future,” and, “Stinger,” in Top Gun won him Hollywood fame.
The show will feature clips from some of America’s favorite films throughout the years and a musical performance of various soundtracks performed by Susan Richards, accompanied by Eric Klotzo.
“The call to save the theatre is one that I don’t take lightly,” Town of Jay Supervisor Randall Douglas, who will be the evening’s emcee, said. “The Hollywood is not only an integral part of our Main Street Revitalization Plan, but also a beloved gathering place for families and friends, locals and tourists alike.”
Susan Richards, a native of Keeseville and currently a resident of the Town of Jay, has performed side by side with Tony and Emmy Award Winner and star of Broadway George Hearn and his wife Leslie Hearn in such productions as “Chicago,” “Mame,” and “South Pacific”. Susan has delighted audiences throughout the North Country, including appearances at the JEMS Coffeehouse, with her extraordinary vocal talents.
Tickets for this event are $20 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Hollywood Theatre for use in their ongoing campaign to “Go Digital or Go Dark.”
Recent mandating has forced small local theatres to complete a digital upgrade by the end of 2013. The exorbitant costs of this conversion are forcing some local theatres to close their doors.
When Richards heard of the situation Hollywood Theatre owners Corey Hanf and Sierra Serino were facing, “it became obvious that I had to do something” Susan said.
After tossing the idea back and forth with Town of Jay colleague Carol Greenley, the idea for “A Tribute to the Classics” was born.”
“I have had such loving support from the community every time I have appeared in concert or in a local theater production that I felt that I could give back to the community by offering to do this fundraising event in order to keep the doors to the Hollywood open for business,” Richards said. “From working in the Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office, I learned firsthand after the devastation of Hurricane Irene that the strength of this community is seen most clearly at a time like this, when one family is facing a hardship, everyone comes together to lend time, talent or monetary contributions.”
Tickets for advanced seating for this event can be obtained by calling the Hollywood Theatre at 647-5953. There is limited seating.