What Do You Want to See at the Paramount?

Tell us what you think should be presented on the Paramount Center for the Arts Stage or movie screen.

Yesterday, on the Paramount Center for the Arts Director Lisa Reiss sparked some public commentary on the theater’s offerings and role in the community.

Patch commenter Wes Pomoroy wrote that the he feels the Paramount has always offered, “lame acts.”

“It's always seemed that the theatre either couldn't afford any good acts, or was somehow hostile towards popular tastes in the name of "culture". There are hundreds of Tier 1 or Tier 2 performers (and old movies) out there, which could draw huge crowds (and revenue). And they wouldn't be mutually exclusive to more cultured programming.”

A Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch Facebook fan wrote that she would like to see the Irish group Celtic Thunder come to town.

Regardless of how you think the Center has performed in the past, what would you want to go see there? What is going to make you take out your wallet, pay the $20 or $30 for a ticket and know that you will leave happy? I know I would be thrilled if I saw the name Bonerama or Soul Rebels written on the marquis.

Tell us what you want to see in the comments and/or take our poll.


Ashley Elam January 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Besides more famous and big named artists, I would like to see them show more films that were filmed or partial filmed in Peekskill and around Westchester. Could turn into a Cannes of sorts if enough people participate. There are a lot of films that are shot in Westchester. Not to mention there are a growing number of celebrities and T.V. personalities moving into the area. Now that we've been blessed to have people like the late George Carlin grace us with not one but two shows we need to take advantage and run with it.
Peter Goodson January 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I like the Paramount and that we have something like this locally. It is unfortunately evident every time I go to a show that people who don't live in Peekskill realize that more than residents. Shows can cost a lot of money so ticket prices drive what they can offer. It all comes down to what people are willing to pay. If Foster and co. didn't do such a bad job running the city and having massive crime in the press every day more people would want to come here. The city was really on a roll and the image was turning around and in just 4+ years Foster, Claxton and co. have destroyed it. I'm not afraid to come to town and will continue to attend shows. Good job Paramount.
Dev January 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Update: The refund check was received today, 1/31!!!
Scott Hunter January 30, 2013 at 02:05 AM
I would like to see paramount make the movie "The Bleachers" since the have alredy bought the rights from John Grisham for $ 600.000 America needs a reminiscent movie now.
Scott Petricig January 30, 2013 at 02:49 AM
I voted for "Up and coming bands", though I dislike the use of the word "hipster"! Still, some more performances/shows that would interest those in their 20s and 30s could bring a lot of customers in. I saw the "Whose line is it anyway" show there and enjoyed it.


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