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Construction Proceeding, Hepburn Center Plans For Opening Day

There are 39 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 6, 2008, titled Construction Proceeding, Hepburn Center Plans For Opening Day. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

"The box office window is cut," Still said. From that window, Still envisions the sale of tickets to musicals, operas, comedy shows, symphonies - an endless list of performances he said he's planning for the ...

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the Badger

United States

#1 Dec 7, 2008
I hope, successful or not, this is Paces legacy when he is voted OUT next election.
Bolo

United States

#2 Dec 7, 2008
To bad someone wasn't armed when the maggots broke into the Manchester home where the women was shot in the face. Apparently her daughter and her grandchildren were in the apartment sleeping when the crime occurred.
One who knows

Nashua, NH

#3 Dec 7, 2008
the Badger wrote:
I hope, successful or not, this is Paces legacy when he is voted OUT next election.
And who do you think should be first selectman?? Boy he has done such a bad job
Yankee

United States

#4 Dec 7, 2008
The descriptions in the article sounds encouraging, though where are all the visitors going to park?
And why is the town (the citizens)responsible for the electrical bills?
Gives me the impression of an artistic sports arena - costly also.
Yankee

United States

#5 Dec 7, 2008
My apologies for the grammatical errors!

“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#6 Dec 7, 2008
Yankee wrote:
The descriptions in the article sounds encouraging, though where are all the visitors going to park?
No parking necessary. They'll arrive by monorail.
Concerned Citizen

Old Saybrook, CT

#7 Dec 7, 2008
Yankee wrote:
The descriptions in the article sounds encouraging, though where are all the visitors going to park?
And why is the town (the citizens)responsible for the electrical bills?
Gives me the impression of an artistic sports arena - costly also.
And how many of us could afford to see a show there? But, yet Pace still wants us to help pay for it. Just so he can k--s a-s with those who can afford it.
Concerned Citizen

Old Saybrook, CT

#8 Dec 7, 2008
One who knows wrote:
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And who do you think should be first selectman?? Boy he has done such a bad job
We have had many good people who would love to help Old Saybrook, by taking the position. Honest and hard working people, who have nothing but the good in mind for the citizens of Old Saybrook. But, certainly not any of those who work with Pace in this town. I myself, trust none of them.
Ziggy Osborne

Glastonbury, CT

#9 Dec 7, 2008
“From that window, Still envisions the sale of tickets to musicals, operas, comedy shows, symphonies — an endless list of performances he said he's planning for the much-anticipated theater.”

Sounds like a dream!
opinion

West Yarmouth, MA

#10 Dec 7, 2008
A little more transperancy on the part of the non profit group raising funds for this project would help volumes when it comes to public relations. When I received a very cheery form letter from Mr Still about supporting the referendum and allowing the money to be used, my first thought was "Who are you?" and my second thought was "What money have they had and where has it all gone?". Thats primarily why I voted against the referendum- not that the money was not needed or would not be well spent, but that we just havent known and wouldnt know.
If they want our support they need to get to know us first. Invest in the community (not money but time and relaitonship building) and we will invest in you. THATS valuable info I just gave and, if heeded, will serve this group well through the remainder of their effort. They cant go back and start a new beginning, but they can create a new ending with the townspeople.
As for the project I think it is exciting and a great new addition to the community. I only hope they get the right people running it that can make it work- experience over names. It would be an expensive failure to have it turn out like the Connecticut Convention Center- a big building grabbing all the little shows it can find because of ineffective and inexperienced administrators. Lets hope the Hepburn Theater never resorts to hosting 'classic movies' like the Palace Theater in Waterbury is doing, just to make ends meet!
opinion

West Yarmouth, MA

#11 Dec 7, 2008
Sorry about the double post....I dont quite know what happened!

PS I WILL be buying a season ticket given the RIGHT bookings!
Local

Waterbury, CT

#12 Dec 7, 2008
Whine Whine -- what exactly did you expect to happen when you all said "Save the Main Street School" as a new - and oversized town hall? Did you all think that theemptied building was gong to disappear ?? It was a given that millions were going to be spent to "save it" in some fashion. Tear it down for parking ?? Heavens to Betsey, etc.! Pity none of you play chess -- successful players do not make a single move - they plan what will happen five or ten moves after the first. In addition consider the fate of the Ivoryton Playhouse and GoodSpeed ? There is a limited market for live theater, etc and no one has addressed the impact of this NEW theater on the paid use of theater seats in the region. Think of the demise of movie theaters across the nation over the last ten years, including Saybrook.
the Badger

United States

#13 Dec 7, 2008
More like a financial "NIGHTMARE"!!!!!!!!! !
Ziggy Osborne wrote:
“From that window, Still envisions the sale of tickets to musicals, operas, comedy shows, symphonies — an endless list of performances he said he's planning for the much-anticipated theater.”
Sounds like a dream!
the Badger

United States

#14 Dec 7, 2008
I agree, he also needs/wants a place to wear a tuxedo.
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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And how many of us could afford to see a show there? But, yet Pace still wants us to help pay for it. Just so he can k--s a-s with those who can afford it.
SWS

Swedesboro, NJ

#15 Dec 7, 2008
To all of you negative posters -- get a life. You don't like Mike Pace, you don't think you can afford a ticket, it's a tiresome chant.
I and others like me who aren't from Old Saybrook have donated money to the theatre. We want to see it succeed for many reasons. It should be a point of pride for the people of OS that a historic building has been saved, your Main Street is gaining an asset, and you will be in a position to enjoy the many performances that the KHCAC will offer. Instead of spending all of your time venting and using the theatre as a means of bludgeoning Pace, why not do something constructive such as volunteering your time or your money to help ensure that the KHCAC is a success. It''s easy to stand on the sidelines and launch negative comments, it's a lot more difficult to actually do something constructive in support of a community asset.

“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#16 Dec 7, 2008
SWS wrote:
why not do something constructive such as volunteering your time or your money to help ensure that the KHCAC is a success.
What money? It's gone. Didn't get the memo?
Glad I did not pay for it

Bristol, CT

#17 Dec 7, 2008
I'm just glad that my tax dollars didn't go to pay for anyof it.

Unfortunately though, my bet (in the economic climate) is that they'll be crying for state funding soon enough, so it will end up costing me $.

Good luck, "Fenwick, CT", and let's hope you make the most of the $2.6 million you shelled out for yet ANOTHER theatre in Connecticut!
Concerned Citizen

Old Saybrook, CT

#18 Dec 7, 2008
SWS wrote:
To all of you negative posters -- get a life. You don't like Mike Pace, you don't think you can afford a ticket, it's a tiresome chant.
I and others like me who aren't from Old Saybrook have donated money to the theatre. We want to see it succeed for many reasons. It should be a point of pride for the people of OS that a historic building has been saved, your Main Street is gaining an asset, and you will be in a position to enjoy the many performances that the KHCAC will offer. Instead of spending all of your time venting and using the theatre as a means of bludgeoning Pace, why not do something constructive such as volunteering your time or your money to help ensure that the KHCAC is a success. It''s easy to stand on the sidelines and launch negative comments, it's a lot more difficult to actually do something constructive in support of a community asset.
You aren't from Old Saybrook and yet you think you know more than most of us, what is going on with OUR money? Like I said before, this place is only for the wealthy. But, they sure will have us pay for THEIR entertainment. Obviously, you are part of the rich snobs, who don't know what a treat it is for us to go out to eat once a month. Or to have a doctor give us some medication, so we won't have to give something else up to keep from being ill. Get a life, there are people who need more than a fancy, dancy theater. As a matter of fact, most of us do volunteer to help others and we do send donations in for causes which need to be helped. This is not one of them.
Concerned Citizen

Old Saybrook, CT

#19 Dec 7, 2008
the Badger wrote:
I agree, he also needs/wants a place to wear a tuxedo.
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He sure is a piece of work. I would love to see that man humble himself, but he is just to into himself to do so.
born and raised

Bethany, CT

#20 Dec 7, 2008
and once again.........Where will they all park??? oh...wait..they could park on the town green !!!

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