Studio Theatre president Mary-Jo Hilyer in new seats.

Studio Theatre president Mary-Jo Hilyer in new seats.

Studio Theatre thrilled with school support

The Williams Lake Studio Theatre is very pleased with School District 27’s announcement that it will be repurposing the closed Glendale.

The Williams Lake Studio Theatre is very pleased with School District 27’s announcement that it will be repurposing the closed Glendale Elementary School, says club president Mary-Jo Hilyer.

“WLST has been very fortunate to be located in the Glendale School building for the last 26 years,” Hilyer says.

“The school district has been a huge supporter of WLST.”

When Glendale closed down as a school two years ago, she says the school district again showed their support by allowing the theatre club to expand its use of the facility.

“We gained access to the secretary’s office and the entire basement under the stage,” Hilyer says.

“This allowed us to establish a permanent concession and office and provided much needed storage for our props and set pieces.”

This past year she says the community continued to support the theatre group with generous donations from businesses and individuals which made it possible for the group to make sizable investments in the theatre, including the installation of new seats, new carpet, and a fresh coat of paint.

“With this announcement the school district again, shows their support by recognizing the value of our theatre within the community,” Hilyer says.

“The WLST looks forward to extending our excellent working relationship with School District 27.”