After helping revive the Milton Theatre, its directors are set to open a new venture in Salisbury’s City Center to be known as, what else, Revival.
The venue held a soft opening Aug. 26 featuring a happy hour open house with a performance by musician Bryan Russo.
The venture is the project of Milton Theatre’s Fred Munzert and J.P. Lacap, and includes a full kitchen, full bar and stage.
Lacap said they were approached by developers from the City of Salisbury two years ago expressing interest in opening a venue similar to the Milton Theatre. The city was redeveloping its downtown and had scouted Milton and the theater as an example of what the city hoped to see in its central business district.
Lacap said the concept for Revival was “industrial meets steampunk.”
“We loved how the bones of the structure looked, and we wanted to keep elements of it exposed and designed the space around it. The stage is close to the same size as the Milton Theatre, so we can bring the same excellent acts here,” he said.
Lacap said while the Salisbury venue will offer similar acts to those that perform in Milton – opening weekend includes theater mainstay Magnolia Applebottom Sunday, Aug. 29, along with The Sol Knopf Band Friday, Aug. 27 and a stand-up comedy show headlined by Larry XL Saturday, Aug. 28 – Revival will have a more intimate feel with its restaurant-style seating layout. Food service is also a difference between Milton Theatre and Revival, he said.
Revival is located at 213 W. Main St., Suite 302, Salisbury, Md., and can be reached online at revivalshows.com or by calling 667-281-0101.