Paul Fourshee of SKIT said that due to the construction work, the summer musical could be rescheduled for the fall or even January – March 2012, but that he didn’t know much about what kind of renovation will take place.
However, Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said that nothing is set in stone yet, and that the Trigg County Board of Education hasn’t looked at or approved any renovation plans for the theater yet, although they probably will in the near future.
Hamby said he would like to replace some of the seating and have some re-carpeting work done, and he would also like to add more seating if the fire marshal will allow for it.
But to do what the kind of renovation work they would like to do could cost $300,000 or more, Hamby said, adding that the district could look into applying for grants and asking for donations to help fund the project.
Fourshee said that SKIT will announce plans for the next musical when a date can be confirmed and when rights can be obtained to produce it. He added that they had already applied for rights to one when they heard about the renovation a couple of weeks ago, and that they withdrew the application because of that.
The Little Theater will however be a much better facility once any renovation work is completed, said Fourshee.
Started in 1982, the group that would become SKIT put on productions for years at Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville. They starting putting on plays at the Little Theatre six years ago, thanks to School-Community Arts Partnership Planning (SCAPP) grants through the Kentucky Arts Council (KAC), Fourshee said.