K&J – Touring The Strand Theatre

01 - Leigh MundyA post on the Strand Theater Facebook page from October 29th says listening to the Wurlitzer organ was fantastic.. The sold out presentation was the first opportunity for the public to see and hear this famous organ which has been donated to the Strand by Mrs Louise Johnson and her husband Leonard. The theatre was as one facebook post described as “Alive with the original sound of it’s era. A total time warp back to the 1920s. Plattsburgh should be proud of it’s very own Plattsburgh Wurlitzer.. The Strand is hosting a special event this Saturday afternoon which will be a little different than a showing of Phantom of the Opera. In fact, it’s a special holiday concert hosted by Plattsburgh’s Mayor Elect Jim Calnon and Councilor Elect Josh Kretser…

But before we get too far into the event this weekend, It’s important to remember how far the building has come over it’s extraordinary lifetime..  for that we went next door to the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, where we found the President of the Board Leigh Mundy… Leigh was kind enough to spend some time speaking with us in the community room of the Arts center and she began by telling us about the organization itself which began in 2000 right across the street… On the K&J show we discuss the Center for the Arts which used to be Plattsburgh’s Post Office and home to other federal agencies before it was given in a grant to the NCCCA which we understand will have a new name shortly. Mundy explains the NCCCA is soon to become the Strand Center for the Arts…

K&J – 121013 – Touring the Strand Theater and Interview with NCCCA Board President Leight Mundy

Speaking with us today in Part One of The K&J Show here on WNBZ…  Kathy Recchia has been sitting with us in the Community Room at the Arts Center – which is the building adjacent to the Strand.. She is the Decentralization Grant Coordinator which comes from the New York State council on the arts.. Our tour began outside the building which has over $3,000,000 in renovations over the last 12 years. We made our way through the lobby into the actual theater, back stage and up to the balcony. A Tour of the Strand Theater in the K&J show today.. 

02 - Wurlitzer Organ - Main

The Strand in partnership with Plattsburgh Renewal Project presents “Coming Home for the Holidays” at The Strand Theatre This Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.

Join hosts Jim Calnon and Joshua Kretser for an afternoon of holiday cheer!
Performances by:

Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” performed by Operatic Bass, Tom McNichols
Center Stage Dancers
Champlain Valley Irish Dancers
Completely Stranded Improv Comedy Troupe
Ashley Kollar
Jay Lesage
Shannon Passo
Julia Devine

Tickets, in advance, are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18.
For more information call the NCCCA at: 518-563-1604.

Find more about the Strand Theater at www.plattsburgharts.org

To speak with a staff member or send an email click here to go directly to the NCCCA website;

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