Robidoux Resident Theatre Executive Director Sandy Burg said the 39-year-old organization is a first-time homeowner. A new building was purchased a couple months ago and they are in the process of remodeling it.
“We had outgrown our previous spaces. We had numerous spaces throughout downtown, really on any given night we had up to six different locations where we had actors rehearsing and shows in different stages of production,” Burg said. “We’ll still perform at the Missouri Theater… but the auditions and rehearsals will take place at our new location.”
The new location is at 615 South 10th Street in St. Joseph and will house the organization’s offices, a 300-seat theater, a dinner area, rehearsal space, the Theatre Academy and more.
The Robidoux Resident Theatre is in the middle of a capital campaign to raise $450,000 for remodeling the Ruby Theatre. The planned remodeling includes mechanical and electrical upgrades, interior renovation and wheelchair accessibility.
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