Dave and Rhonda Wickerham have taken over as the new managers at the Crystal Theatre. They replace Charlie and Sherry Sandstrom.
CRYSTAL FALLS—The curtain is rising on new management at Crystal Theatre: Charlie and Sherry Sandstrom are retiring as the theatre’s management team, and Dave and Rhonda Wickerham have been selected to replace them.
“Under the Sandstroms’ leadership, Crystal Theatre has become a popular venue for live entertainment,” says Board President Geoff Lawrence. “We’re thankful for their years of hard work and dedication.
“The Sandstroms and the theatre board are excited to welcome the Wickerhams as the new management team,” says Lawrence. “With Dave’s musical expertise and entertainment connections and Rhonda’s organizational skills, the Wickerhams will be dual assets for the theatre!”
Dave Wickerham is no stranger to Crystal Theatre. Proclaimed as America’s best pipe organist by the American Pipe Organ Guild, Wickerham has performed many times on the theater’s vintage Moller organ.
Until recently, Wickerham was organist in residence and curator at the Milhous Museum, in Boca Raton, Fla. When the museum closed about a year ago, the Wickerham family decided to make Crystal Falls its home base.
He recently returned from a six-week tour in Australia and will continue to present concerts around the U.S. and Canada. His performance schedule, however, will not interfere with Crystal Theatre’s summer “Gem of a Season.”
“It is our goal,” he said, “to continue to maintain and operate the theater as a performing arts center—just as it has been—booking quality performers, ensembles, bands and shows that you’ve come to expect for the Crystal Theatre season ticket.”
Patrons are once again invited to buy next year’s “Gem of a Season” tickets at this year’s price during the month of December. Advanced ticket prices and admission at the door for individual concerts will increase by $3 next year, making the season ticket even a better bargain.