(ABOVE: Representatives from Mile Square Theatre and CSBK at the Mile Square Theatre’s new home at The Artisan. From left to right: Lauren Ciborski, MST Managing Director, Anne Teutschel, MST Trustee, Zabrina Stoffel, MST Board of Trustees President, David Tornabene, MST Board of Trustees Treasurer, Chris O’Connor, MST Artistic Director, Victor Hernandez, Assistant Vice President, Banking Center Manager, Tricia Hrotko, Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, David Oddo, Vice President, Business Banking Specialist, Paul Aguggia, CSBK Chairman, CEO and President. Photograph by Joe Epstein.)
via press release
In early April, Mile Square Theatre will open its new performing arts center at The Artisan, a few blocks from CSBK’s Hoboken banking center, which opened earlier this year. CSBK will be the headline sponsor for the theatre’s first production in the new space, Goodnight Moon—Chad Henry’s adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown.
CSBK’s generous gift of $15,000 will support Mile Square Theatre’s first season at The Artisan, which includes five mainstage productions, plus a host of other events. Members of the theatre’s creative leadership, administrative staff, and Board of Trustees welcomed CSBK executives to the nearly-complete facility on February 22, 2016.
“We are very excited to launch our season and open our new theatre with Goodnight Moon,” says Mile Square Theatre Artistic Director Chris O’Connor. “We have a reputation for producing high-quality theatre for young audiences every season, and we think this show is a great way to welcome the community—both young and old—into the space. We’re grateful that CSBK has agreed to sponsor the show; partnerships with businesses in Hoboken not only support our organization, but benefit the community at large. And we’re happy about the arrival of CSBK in our city, and to see that they are eager to invest in the cultural assets of Hoboken as community partners.”
Paul Aguggia, CSBK Chairman and CEO stated, “The dedication and excitement of everyone involved in this project give rise to the positive impact the new performing arts center will have in Hoboken and Hudson County. CSBK is proud to be Mile Square Theatre’s first Platinum Sponsor for its inaugural year in their new space and we look forward to serving the Hoboken community for years to come.”
Goodnight Moon, directed by Mile Square Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director Mark Cirnigliaro and produced by O’Connor, is a musical, brought to life with a cast of professional actors, puppets, and stage magic that will delight kids of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays at 2pm and 5pm and Sundays at 11am and 2pm, from April 9 through April 24, with an adjusted performance for children with special needs at 5pm on April 24. Mile Square Theatre will also host school groups for weekday matinees.
For show information and to purchase tickets, visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.
Mile Square Theatre is a professional theatre company established in 2003 in Hoboken. Since its founding MST has developed a strong production season and a reputation for creative excellence in Hoboken and the region.
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