** UPDATE ** We have been super busy - we've done a couple of productions in the new space - we are in the middle of our first summer camp - and we are planning a bunch of amazing things for the fall!! But we still need to do a BUNCH of work in the space - we need a new sign for the front of a building, we need to retrofit the existing ceiling lighting, ....and we still need to complete two new bathrooms! Any help is greatly appreciated!!
**UPDATE** We are pleased to announce that in January 2023 we will be reopening Showcase on Main at 118/116 W. Main Street! Thanks to Brookbend's John and Steven for allowing us to rent this gorgeous space and supporting us in Keeping the Arts Alive in Elkton, MD! We look forward to bringing live theatre and performing arts to our community for many years to come!
That said - we have a LOT of work to do before we open! We will need to create two ADA-compliant bathrooms, retrofit the retail space into a black box performance space, and create two dressing rooms on the lower level - and we need your help to get it all done as quickly as possible! Please consider making a donation to help us with the work we need to complete before opening back up next winter!
Thanks much - Lee & Christy, Showcase on Main
Showcase on Main has loved bringing the performing arts to Elkton, Maryland since we opened in 2019. We had a rocky start, followed by a Covid hiatus, but we came charging back in August 2021 with a fantastic production of The Spitfire Grill and the introduction of Elkton Magic!
However, last month, we were informed that our building was sold and that the new owners no longer wanted us as tenants. Having already booked thrings through the end of June, we negotiated a short-term lease with the new owners and are paying double what we had been for our final months.
We have loved being on Main Street - and love the relationships we have created with our friends in Downtown, Elkton! We are currently working on a few leads for our new home - but we need your help! The extra costs of rent for our final months, the costs of moving and relocating, the costs of moving pianos - these are all things that we had not planned for!
Any assistance you can provide us will ensure that we keep bringing the performing arts to Elkton! We hope to announce the location of our new venue in the next few weeks - along with a calendar of what our final events at 112 W. Main Street will be.
Thank you for your help - and thank you for your continued support of the ARTS in Cecil County!