Birder on broadway
Broadway Theatre became the home of Birder Players and Birder Studio of Performing Arts in December 2015. This historic building, previously known as the Majestic Theatre, located in downtown east De Pere, has transformed into a versatile space for musical productions, cabarets, concerts and community events. Before this expansion the biggest challenge facing Birder Studio of Performing Arts (BSOPA) was the lack of performance space at its west De Pere studio. This meant BSOPA had to rent performance venues for studio productions, which was timely and costly. BSOPA acquired Broadway Theatre to save that time and money and redirect it towards a broader community outreach program with a greater educational impact on local youth.
Now outfitted with the base equipment, Broadway Theatre has showcased over 50 musical performances and hosted over a dozen community events and rentals in its first year (2016). Broadway Theatre is now an integral element of our community.
As the use of this space increases, BSOPA will apply additional revenue towards nurturing arts education in the greater Green Bay community; this includes fostering the ARTreach initiative, increasing programming and supporting scholarship programs.