Few theatrical venues welcome their patrons to consider their facilities a second home, but that's precisely the invitation extended by the Sandusky State Theatre's executive director, Thomas T. Kazmierczak III.
The 2009-10 season brochure states: "In the toughest times we need 'to play and have fun' the most. Kazmierczak invites you to escape to The Sandusky State Theatre and renew your energy and discover what is critical in life and your happiness.
"During our 2009-10 season we invite you to believe that reindeer still fly, that true love always survives, to laugh out loud, and to celebrate what is dear to your heart.
"As always, the Sandusky State Theatre is your second home. Don't stay away, the door is always open, a comfortable seat and hot meal is always waiting just for you, dear friend."
Multiple interactive dinner shows scheduled in 2010 -- "Finnegan's Farewell" in March and "The Awesome 80s Prom" offered throughout the summer -- highlight this philosophy.
The State Room at the Sandusky State Theatre extends an invitation as well -- as a gathering place for special events, meetings, receptions and parties, and the "Christmas in the City" gift shop offers unique gift shopping all year long.