Theater Guild holds opening performance

LOCAL TALENT: The Crossroads Theatre Guild's cast of
LOCAL TALENT: The Crossroads Theatre Guild’s cast of “You Can’t Take it With You” take a bow at the end of the performance on Saturday. The guild hosted six performances in the past two weeks, with a variety of local talent.

Crossroads Theatre Guild’s first play in new home a crowd favorite

REED CITY — Dramatic arts has found a home in Reed City. Over the past two weeks, the Crossroads Theatre Guild has hosted six performances of the romantic comedy “You Can’t Take it With You.” The play, which was the first presentation by the guild when it was founded some 20 years ago, was the first performance in the newly-renovated Crossroads Performing Arts Center, located at 249 W. Upton Ave. With an average of 99 people at each of its performances, including many sold-out shows, the innaugural performance was deemed a grand success, involving a variety of local talent. In the future, the guild plans to invite other groups to utilize the center for recitals, concerts, dances and presentations, including a Christmas caroling event around the holidays. The guild still is raising money to build risers, install handicap accessible restrooms on the main floor and a lift elevator as well as construct dressing rooms, create storage areas and obtain lighting and sound equipment. The Crossroads Theatre Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization. Those interested in joining the guild or donating to the performing arts center can contact guild president Deb Lockwood at (231) 734-9859 or director Timothy Locker at (231) 832-3145.