History of Newhall’s own Canyon Theatre Guild

by Richard Gutierrez 807 views0

What started with just reading play scripts and one show a season, the Canyon Theatre Guild now produces nine shows in a single season and has more than 30,000 people walk through its doors every year.

When a group of people moved to California from the East Coast, they missed doing theatre. So they got together and started reading scripts.

The group members later started producing one show a season to feed their hunger for the stage.

43 years later, the Canyon Theatre Guild got to where it is today, with its own location in Old Town Newhall.

The theatre is put together almost entirely by volunteers. Everything from the building of the theatre itself to the props for every show are made by dedicated volunteers.

One of the theatre’s main goals is to make its shows accessible to as many people as possible.

Its members do this by keeping low ticket prices and having shows for different age groups. Throughout a season, the theatre will have shows that appeal to an older audience as well as shows that will appeal to families with young children.

The Canyon Theatre Guild’s next major production is “Singing In the Rain” which is set to hit the stage on May 24.

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