Temple Theatre – A Season Of A Million Memories



P.O. Box 1391 – Sanford, N.C. 27331

919 774-4155

The Temple Theatre continues to be a center for the Arts in our area producing top quality Broadway shows, musicals & comedy events in nearby
downtown Sanford, N.C.

As we roll into 2017, they are not taking their foot off the pedal at this venerable, historic & intimate theatre, originally built as a Vaudeville
venue in 1925. From the architecture to the outstanding acoustics the Temple Theatre offers the very best of “national regional theatre” at
striking values.

Peggy Taphorn, the Producing Artistic Director is about to celebrate her 10th year with the Temple Theatre.

She is dynamic, passionate and completely focused on delivering the very best quality of entertainment for a family on any budget. Peggy fills us in
on all the upcoming events, ticket sales, and a peek into the 2017 season. 

Education director Great Zandstra is as passionate about the Temple Academy as Peggy is about the total realm of what the Temple Theatre has become. The Academy coincides with the school year and offers students of all ages and skill levels classes in Acting, Voice, Dance & Tap. Their year round contribution to students all over Lee & Moore County also include their Summer Camp Program, Student Matinees & their School Tours*

Against the backdrop of trimmed down school budgets, the Temple Theatre offers this viable and valuable alternative.

In that vein, please share this letter from the Temple Theatre to Moore County parents, teachers and administrators.

Greetings Moore County Educators!

January 31, 2017

I am contacting you on behalf of the Temple Theatre in Sanford regarding a special opportunity for schools in our region. For many years, we have been proud to offer low cost student tickets to our mainstage productions, but for the past three years, we have also produced a show that travels to local schools. These productions are created specifically for young audiences, feature professional actors and production staff, and have had an
overwhelmingly positive response from schools in Lee, Moore, Chatham, and Harnett counties. Once again this season, we have commissioned a new work which addresses topics suggested by local educators, such as bullying, toxic friendships, social media misuse, and individuality. This year’s play,
Flutterby, is a seriocomic piece that challenges audience members to examine the effect our words can have on other people and encourages understanding and acceptance of those who may seem different. This year’s tour will visit local organizations between February 27 and March 24 and is available any time of the day or evening. The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes and is following by a brief question and answer with the cast, making the entire event just under one hour, to fit easily in the school day. And since this production was designed to travel, we can perform in any space that you wish. We have performed past shows in mobile classroom units, full auditoriums, and everything in between. All we need in an open space and access to two electrical outlets. And while bringing the production to your organization does remove the hassles of buses and permission slips, nearly every school has felt the strain of budgetary cuts, especially for arts-based programming. But in keeping with our goal of making quality, live theatre accessible to all students in our region, we have secured generous donations from Moen and Central Electric Company. These grants allow us to request only $400 for the first performance at any location and just $200 for additional performances. And in the case that these fees are still cost-prohibitive, we have several need-based, partial scholarships available. We would love the opportunity to bring this program to as many students in central North Carolina as possible, so please feel free to contact me at educationdirector@templshows.com or 919-774-4512 ex 228 with any questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you soon and sincerely hope we will be able to assist your organization in this project.

Sincerely, Greta Marie Zandstra

Director of Education Temple Theatre

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