It’s that time of the year again.  As we head into the dog days of August and gear up for our September opening, it’s time to renew your Forge Membership!

With an annual membership, you can work onstage, backstage, behind the scenes, or front of house. You are entitled to see each of the six shows in our regular season. Members also vote for the Board of Directors and are invited to all Membership Meetings and activities.

Regular price for Membership is $35, but if you renew before September 1st, you’ll pay only $30.  

Renew now online!  It’s quick and convenient.  Click HERE.

50th Anniversary Banquet – July 28, 2012

Our 50th Anniversary Banquet was quite a hit all the way around.  

Team Wisneski (Christa, Denise, and Wings) did a fabulous job setting the stage for a grand night.  Besides the big announcement about our search for new space, we also enjoyed the traditional Forge Season Song Parodies, created by our own Denise Wisneski, and were treated to scenes from the 50th Anniversary Season productions.  

And, of course, no banquet would be complete without the announcement of the Audience Choice Award winners.  The winners are:

Eric Jarrell for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Russ White for Cabaret

Bob Goretski and Randy Knox in a tie for Don’t Drink The Water

Jim Kelsh for On Golden Pond

 Maria Jarrell for The Heiress

Janine Herd for High Spirits

Forge Theatre 2012 President’s Award went to  Gina DePaolis

Forge Theatre 2012 Blacksmith Award went to  Ellen Spampinato

To see pictures from the evening, click HERE

To see the Parodies, click HERE.



At the 50th Anniversary Banquet on July 28, 2012, Forge President, Jim Kelsh, announced that the Board of Directors has instituted a search for a new building and location!

The Board has formed a Search Committee and a Fundraising Committee, and as of Monday, July 29th, the First Avenue location will be put up for sale.

In making the announcement, Jim said, “Phoenixville has been our home and we have great affection for the community.  We think we can continue to serve our audiences, actors, and the community with a modern, newer facility for 50 more years.  We hope to announce the results of our search within the year.”

Read all about it in the Phoenixville PATCH — click HERE.

For a message from President Jim Kelsh in a special edition of SPARKS — click HERE.


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