And, if you go back a few years, the New Repertory Theater packed up shop and headed to Watertown after a lengthy history in Newton Highlands.
All this moving on or closing up of local theater in the city does beg the question: Does community theater have a future in Newton?
If someone were to start a new community theater group in the city, would you buy tickets to the shows? Is there a particular type of show you'd pay to see? In what setting would you like to see it (indoor, outdoor, etc.)
If you love community theater and want to see it happening in Newton, speak up in the comments below. If you love community theater, but don't think it has a place in Newton, that's something we want to know, too.