Shoals Theater Sing A Long
Florence Main Street is teaming up with local businesses to raise money for the Shoals Theater by hosting a “Sound of Music” sing-a-long on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 pm at the theater.
Emily Thompson, owner of up and coming downtown business “Indie Spaces,” is a main contributor for the fundraiser.
“We are having a sing-a-long to show the community what cool things we can do at Shoals Theater if the fundraiser is successful,” said Thompson.
All money that is raised from the event will go to Florence Main Street into the Silver Screen Project fund, which is the fund that will be used for the Shoals Theater.
“The community has asked for an independent film house downtown and we are working hard to make that happen,” Thompson said. “We just need the money to make the changes.”
The traditional plays will also still be held at the theater, but requests have been made for documentaries as well as classical and foreign films to be shown as well.
“The sing-a-long will be more fun than just a regular play. We will also have a costume contest with prizes,” Thompson said.
The goal for the theater is $70,000. Other fundraisers are lined up for the coming months in case the sing-a-long does not raise all of the money.
There are 700 available seats in the theater and about 200 seats are expected to be filled.
According to Thompson, Teryl Shields, head of Florence Main Street, handled most of the marketing for the event.
Other contributors for the event include PSI Apparel and Listerhill Credit Union.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, at the Kennedy Douglas Center, at Indie Spaces, or at the door.