Exhibit recalls Downey Children's Theatre

DOWNEY - A historical display paying tribute to the Downey Children's Theatre will be exhibited at the Downey Theatre this Saturday as part of the Downey Symphony concert.At the core of the exhibit are classic art boards that date back to the children theater's 10th anniversary festivities in 1965, when it operated at Rio Hondo Elementary. The memorabilia has been updated with historic photos and programs that take the viewer to the opening of the Downey Civic Theatre in 1970 to the demise of the children's theater program in 1978. Alumni who graced the stage and worked behind scenes in the late 1950s and '60s contributed essays that recall how the children's theater end came to be. Larry Dusich, who produced, directed and choreographed several shows at the Downey Theatre, curated the exhibit. The exhibit opens Saturday at 7 p.m. to concert ticket-holders. To arrange for a tour during weekday afternoons in April, call the box office at (562) 861-8211.

********** Published: March 29, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 50