Community is at the core of Seaview Productions. Building community within our family of investors, artists, and administrators is what we do every day. When the opportunity arose to help resurrect a historic theatre in the heart of our hometown community of Branford, Connecticut we couldn’t wait to get started.
Greg Nobile serves at the organization’s Managing Director, while Jana Shea serves as the Board of Director’s Vice President.
Currently in the midsts of a $1.4 million capital campaign, the Legacy Theatre will soon be a professional theater company and educational facility that is committed to offering performances and programs, rooted in excellence and integrity, which engage audiences of all ages.
The Legacy campus will include a 130-seat theater and the George Victor Artist Cottage (named after Jana Shea’s father), a place for visiting writers and composers to retreat and spend uninterrupted time working on their shows.
We are look forward to many collaborations between Legacy Theatre and Seaview Productions. As we work together to expand the cultural landscape of the shoreline of Connecticut we will continue to develop new theatrical work that creates extraordinary audience and artist experiences from Branford to Broadway.
Our team has deep ties to Branford, home of the Legacy Theatre. Having traveled the world, we always come back to the Connecticut shoreline and feel incredibly connected to the people, incredible community and a special place located in one of Branford’s most charming neighborhoods.
• The Legacy Theatre is working to revitalize the historic Stony Creek Puppet House in Branford, Connecticut.
• The building originally opened in 1903 as a silent movie theater called the Lyric Theatre and had a number of subsequent professional theater company tenants including Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Clark Gable, and Mitzi Gaynor.
• During WWII the theater was converted into a parachute factory to support the war effort.
• Just as Broadway producer Lee Shubert did with “Death Takes a Holiday” in 1929, Seaview Productions looks forward to collaborating with Legacy to develop new creative projects to launch into the world.