KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of productions and national premieres have happened on the American Heartland Theatre's stage. But tonight, after 26 years, they begin their "first of lasts."
Friday night begins the first run of "Bikini," the final show at the theater.
With thousands of people sad to see it go, the crew is taking it in stride.
"It's like any other death, you celebrate and you grieve at the same time. Everybody is moving on to exciting, new things and at the same time we have to do a little grieving. It certainly is a loss," Director of Production Paul Hough said.
Lilli Zarda, Executive Director, said she owes a lot to the actors, actresses and crew that have performed on the stage.
"I just want to thank everybody that has been part of this great theater and to remind everybody that Jim started the theater 26 years ago and to thank Cron Center for having us here in the center for 26 great years," Zarda said.