FRIENDS OF THE THOMASTON OPERA HOUSE
WHO WE ARE
The Thomaston Opera House, built in 1884, is one of the few remaining locations that Father Michael J McGiveny is known to have visited in his lifetime.
The Friends of the Opera House is an organization dedicated to improving and restoring the facility. Friends raises funds and participates in the planning and execution of improvement and restoration projects. Donations to the Friends, a nonprofit organization operating under the 501(c)3 code of the Internal Revenue Service, are tax-deductible.
WAYS WE HELP
Making Change Possible
Meet the Board
Roy taught English at Thomaston High School in the seventies and early eighties, including a class on theatre in the Opera House.
After leaving teaching, Roy worked for Ameriprise Financial and had an office in Thomaston for many years. In 2008 he was asked to be on the newly formed Regional Board of the Thomaston Opera House. That board, in 2010 became the Friends of the Thomaston Opera House. Roy has been chairman ever since.
Joan has been involved with the Opera House for more years than she can remember, as a volunteer and a season subscriber.
She volunteered in the Box Office for 30 years.
She was asked to serve on the Regional Board of the Opera House and the Friends of the Opera House, which was formed in 2012 and whose goal is to raise funds for historic restoration of the Opera House.
Joan is excited to see restoration of the Opera House beginning as well as necessary updating of features to improve areas for the actors.
There is still a long way to go in raising funds and donations are always appreciated!
Suzanne has been a retired resident of Thomaston for 11 years. She is a former employee of Timex and the General Cable Company in CT.
Suzanne has enjoyed all the offerings at the Opera House and joined Friends of the Thomaston Opera House in 2019.
David is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and a man of many artistic endeavors. He brings to the board his passion for the arts, his enthusiasm for history, and his dedication to his faith and Father McGiveny.
In addition to being a board member of Friends of the Thomaston Opera House, David is an active volunteer in the Thomaston Historical Society, the Fine Arts Connections of Thomaston, Landmark Community Theatre.
Jim is a lifelong resident of Thomaston and business Owner/Broker of Town and Country Real Estate. In addition to Friends of the Thomaston Opera House, he is an active member of the Thomaston Rotary Club, Thomaston Opera House Restoration Committee.
Thomaston Library Board, Thomaston Savings Board member.
Sue Mc Donald
Sue is a lifelong resident of Connecticut
She has been a board member of Friends of the Thomaston Opera House for X years.
Christina is a volunteer and board member of Landmark Community Theatre, Thomaston Community Food Pantry and the Thomaston Volunteer Ambulance Commission, in addition to being involved with Friends of the Thomaston Opera House.