If you haven’t already heard in the news, we are excited to share that Stoneham Theatre has changed its name to Greater Boston Stage Company! We are still the vibrant, interesting, entertaining, and educational theatre that you have come to know and love. So, why the change?
We have talked about a potential name change for almost 10 years. Our primary thinking has always been that we want our name to reflect our status as a regional theatre that serves many towns. Our audiences and students hail from all over the Metro North region and beyond. We are a vital and important member of the Boston and Greater Boston theatre community and we think this new name supports that. Our theatre opened on December 1, 2000 with A Christmas Carol. Since then we have housed countless live productions. Amazingly, we still have people call to ask what movie is showing. As you may know, this building was a movie house for decades. Changing the name from “theatre” to “stage company” will alleviate some of this confusion.
Rest assured nothing has changed within our artistic leadership or management. Weylin will continue to lead the theatre by developing the same engaging performances you have come to expect. Our Board of Directors will continue to guide the organization under our original articles of incorporation. The same friendly faces will continue to greet you when you enter the lobby. The only change you will notice is the different name on our marquee!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Warm Regards,