This Week in Chester History

In 1988, the Observer-Tribune placed a spotlight on the Growing Stage children’s theatre company as it grew into its then-recently new venue: the Williamson School on Main Street. Stephen Fredericks, director and founder, and the original 10 members pooled their money to pay rent and were set to work converting the auditorium into a fully fledged theater. Their hard work has paid off as today, the Growing Stage is a robust cornerstone for children’s theatre and is running in its 42nd season of production at the Palace Theatre.