September’s Featured Presenters: The Firehouse Theater Executive Director David Moore and Artistic Director Derek Whitener
Firehouse Theater History:
In 2011, a community group with a strong desire to promote and support theatre arts met together and founded The Farmers Branch Community Theatre. The founding committee began searching for possible performance venues and identified historic Fire Station #1 as the ideal location. Built in 1958 the facility had served the city for over 50 years, but by 2011 larger fire and medical equipment, combined with new procedures and technology, overwhelmed the structure and lot size. In 2012, Fire Station #1 was relocated to a new, larger, state-of-the art facility to continue protecting and serving the citizens of Farmers Branch. Working in partnership, the City of Farmers Branch entered into a multi-year agreement with The Farmers Branch Community Theatre, dba The Firehouse Theatre, for management and use of the city-owned property located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.
Musical Presentation Background:
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is a timeless love story, featuring an award-winning pop/rock score from the seasoned pop duo with rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads bringing the ill-fated lovers into a new era.