Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is helping to bring theater back to the local community.
The residential community is collaborating with The Wesley Chapel Theater Group, a new group for Wesley Chapel residents that is banding together to create a community theater for adults.
Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is allowing the theater group to use its welcome center as its temporary home for all the group’s meetings and rehearsals.
“One of the most important parts of building a town is supporting the community it is comprised of,” said Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president of marketing for Avalon Park Group.
“It is our pleasure to support local, grass-roots organizations that build up the arts, especially when it provides opportunities to meet and build relationships with neighbors,” said Lerret.
One of those neighbors — and a resident of Avalon Park Wesley Chapel for the past five years— is Rodney Bueno, artistic director for The Wesley Chapel Theater Group.
Bueno explains how the group got started a couple months ago when one of its members started a Facebook page for theater lovers in the Wesley Chapel area.
“We were really looking to meet and just discuss our love for theater, and maybe get into some script readings and put on little skits for each other,” says Bueno.
“With COVID coming around, everyone re-evaluated their life and there was something missing and for us — it was performing again. We just wanted to bring that spark back to our lives and then bring it to the community.”
That love for the arts ended up turning the group into an official theater company.
The Wesley Chapel Theater Group is currently working on its first introduction performance, which consists of three short plays from local director/writer Marc Saunders.
Bueno says he’s extremely grateful for Lerret and her entire team at Avalon Park Wesley Chapel for allowing his group to use the welcome center for its meeting space.
“I’m very happy about it. It feels like home… It’s definitely nice to bring something that I love to the community I live in. I hope to do that for a long time because I plan on living here for a long time,” says Bueno.
“We were excited to learn about Rodney’s desire to bring community theater to our area and are more than thrilled to support it by providing a venue for practice, performances and also by promoting the group throughout our various avenues,” said Lerret.
Bueno says the local community can help support the theater group by following its Facebook page (The Wesley Chapel Theater Group). The group also is looking for behind-the-scenes volunteers who can help with stage work, as well as finding sponsorships.
For more information on The Wesley Chapel Theater Group, email .
Why families choose Avalon Park
In addition to quality builders and frequent community events, families choose to live in Avalon Park Wesley Chapel because it offers so much more than just another subdivision with homes and amenities.
“We are not just developers — we are building a brand new town,” said Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president of marketing for Avalon Park Group. “We’re bringing together everything a family needs to enjoy life today and in the future.”
Few communities offer the recreational activities found at Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, including two amenity centers with a zero-entry pool, splash pad, spa, and picnic area, as well as a new amenity center being built in the new Westgate Village, in the northwest section of the development.
Avalon Park Wesley Chapel has been welcoming families since 2012, when this community on State Road 54, a few miles east of Interstate 75, began building its first homes. Today, over 2,000 residents enjoy unique amenities, neighborhood schools, and a convenient location with easy access to Tampa, Lakeland and Orlando.
For more information about Avalon Park, call 813-783-1515, email , or go to AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com.
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