Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company performs at the Strand Theater

Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company will perform at the Strand Theater on July 26.

Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company will perform at the Strand Theater on July 26.

— Members of the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and potential members are invited to enjoy the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company this Friday, July 26.

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company of New York City will bring their new show “Turbulence” to the stage of the Strand Theater as one of the first performance parties to raise money for the continued renovation of the Strand Theater at 25 Brinkerhoff Street.

The performance will include five dancers and will lend itself to the “raw” setting of the Strand Theater which is still undergoing reconstruction.

The event will include a wine tasting a from The Champlain Wine Company beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Kathy Recchia, Grant Coordinator for the NCCCA, said the show is a members-only invitation but everyone is invited to become a member and order tickets to the performance.

Recchia said the theater is currently in “Hard Hat” season with performances between construction as the NCCCA raises the final amount needed to outfit the theatre with sound, lighting and rigging necessary for business.

“Inviting people into the theater is a great way to show how much progress we’ve really made at the theater and at the same time letting people see for themselves how close it really is to completion,” Recchia said. “We hope to have several more performance parties

The Strand, built in 1924 as a vaudeville theatre, is near completion in its $3.6 Million restoration with plans to finish this summer and raise the last $500,000 to buy equipment. The Strand is on the National Historic Registry and has played several parts in the Plattsburgh community as a movie house and now a performing arts center.

Following the reconstruction the NCCCA will take on the name the Strand Art Center to merge the two artistic venues.

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