The Star Players’ production of “Titanic, the Musical,” directed by David Headings, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and has additional performances scheduled for Saturday and Aug. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 5.
Star board member Ashlie Payton has spearheaded a re-creation of the Southampton dock and several rooms on the Titanic in the recently acquired portion of the original theater. The goal of the Star Players’ exhibit is to provide a unique experience for its patrons before each performance.
Although many people know that the majestic ocean liner sank on April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage, Payton and her committee have tried to provide more of the story behind “the ship of dreams.”
As people enter the door at 121 W. Wyandot Ave., ship officers will welcome them on “the dock.” Participants also will receive a boarding pass like the original passengers did on the luxury liner. During the walk-through, patrons will find a first-class room filled with authentic period furniture and a rare 1912 evening gown. They also will be able to talk to cast members in the second- and third-class rooms that will be filled with a majority of authentic furniture. Payton also has replicated the promenade deck with stained glass doors that would have led into the café Parisian.
Many of the antiques on display are from the home of Mike Webb. Other items came from Clady’s Wallpaper and Paint, Woods’ Antiques, the University of Findlay Theater Department, McBride’s Furniture, DeHaven’s and Tim Morrison Interior Designs. Ryan Payton, Ron Boose and Tim Morrison did the construction and wallpapering, while Kevin Burlew did the artwork.
Tickets can be picked up at the theater’s regular ticket booth at the end of the exhibit.
For tickets, call 419-294-1411.