SIDNEY — When thinking of a stage production, sights and sounds come to mind. Without lights and a sound system, what is seen and heard would be difficult to enjoy. The Historic Sidney Theatre will use Match Day funds toward equipment to benefit both senses.
“All of the funds raised will be used toward the design and engineering requirements of a new sound and lighting system,” said Ian Hinz, executive director for Raise the Roof for the Arts. “The lighting system will be an energy efficient state of the art system that can accommodate live theatre, dance productions, concerts, and more. While the sound system will provide high-quality engineered sound for a range of events from movies to concerts to community gatherings and will be tailored to the unique acoustics of the Historic Sidney Theatre. We want audiences to have the best experience possible when visiting the theatre.”
Completing the design specifications and engineering requirements for these integral and complex electrical systems will bring the Historic Sidney Theatre one step closer to realizing the vision of a restored and vibrant arts and cultural destination for the whole community on par with the best theatres in the region.”
The group is participating in Match Day for the first time thanks to the creation earlier this year of The Historic Sidney Theatre Fund at the Community Foundation of Shelby County. The money raised during Match Day will not go into the fund, but will be put to use as the project proceeds.
To support the Historic Sidney Theatre on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/Historic Sidney Theatre noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at www.commfoun.com and at the Historic Sidney Theatre office. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 27 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money.