GLENS FALLS - The Charles R. Wood Theater has been an important draw for downtown Glens Falls for more than 16 years. The theater brings in crowds to see Broadway-level talent in a 294-seat setting.
Since late February 2020, the seats and the stage have been empty.
The thought at first was it would be just a couple week closing. Ten months later, they're setting their sights on reopening the curtain in the fall.
With no theater performances, no tickets are being sold.
The theater has worked hard to connect with the community through things like online craft activities for kids. However, there's no replacing the real thing from an audience standpoint and from a financial standpoint.
In the meantime, they're filling them in with a Sharpie. Every donor to the Wood's Fill Our Seats campaign gets their name added to a display in the window of the theater. They're hoping to raise $100,000, so they can keep opening the curtain.
The fundraiser is vitally important to the Wood, because it's not clear if they're eligible for the government's 'Save Our Stages' program, because they're a theater house and not a producer of content.
Learn more about why the money is so vitally important by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.
MORE INFORMATION: Wood Theater 'Fill Our Seats' campaign