The Stony Creek Theatre and Puppet House in Branford is getting a makeover.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the renovations was held Friday morning.
The theater closed in 2009, and a new group bought it in 2013.
Some neighbors were worried about how reopening it would affect the community, but now it will be coming back to life.
Stephanie Stiefel Williams is the Co-Founder and Board of Trustees President of the Legacy Theatre.
She said, “We’ve worked very hard over the past several years to reassure people that we will have a great effect on the community and be a gathering place and a place people enjoy.”
Keely Baisden Knudsen, Co-Founder of Legacy Theatre said, “We’re open less than half of the year to make sure there’s quiet times and times to make sure everything can come back to normal and settle.”
A shuttle will bring people to and from the theater. It will hold four main stage productions a year plus a holiday show.
The theater is expected to reopen next summer.
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