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Our Proposal

Bellissimo Theatre Company is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that seeks to bring professional quality theatre to Forsyth County. With a population of nearly 250,000 residents, Forsyth County would benefit from more entertainment options and Bellissimo Theatre Company would like to provide a new option.

Our Goals

Produce a theatre season of 4 to 5 professional main stage musicals per year.
Provide opportunities for students (high school & college) as well as community members to perform and learn about the technical side of theatre, such as lighting & sound design, set design and costuming, alongside professionals. All while providing high quality entertainment for the audience.

The Theater

Bellissimo Theatre is excited to announce our productions will take place at the FoCal Center. This provides the perfect location for professional theatre in Forsyth County. Centrally located in Cumming Georgia, the heart of Forsyth County, this state of the art 1,813 seat theater will draw crowds from not only Forsyth County but the surrounding counties as well.

The success of other metro area professional theatre companies demonstrates that professional caliber theatre would also be successful in Forsyth County.  We are currently in negotiations with a  theater that will provide the perfect opportunity to fulfill the dream of bringing professional level productions to Forsyth County, Georgia.  The Bellissimo Theatre Company, a 501 c3 nonprofit performing arts organization, will make this dream a reality with your help. 
“I believe that community theatre is America’s theatre. For a variety of reasons, community theatre thrives in this nation like nowhere else in the world. Seeing the positive impact that it can have on youth, seniors, area businesses, and a community’s identity is a humbling but energizing experience. Our ongoing challenge is to continue to raise the bar on our work-constantly make it better-while continuing to have that positive impact that theatre education and participation bring.”

– Murray Chase

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how you can help

Make a donation

Your generosity will make professional theatre in Forsyth County possible. Your tax deductible donation will help us reach our goal and bring live theatre to our community.

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsors are vital to the success of bringing live theatre to our community. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity for business sponsors.

Spread the Word & Volunteer

As a nonprofit volunteers are the life blood of our organization. We will have many opportunities for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please let us know.

The Idea ...

for Bellissimo Theatre Company originated with its founders Pete Cannizzaro and Andy Guerrasio recognizing the need for professional theatre in Forsyth County.  While this county offers so much for its residents there was something missing, a live theatre venue that could bring professional productions to our community.     

Pete and Andy met while volunteering for a production at Riverwatch Middle School that their children performed in. This was the beginning of many years of volunteering for multiple theatre organizations. This led to the opportunity to lead the Acting Troupe of Lambert Booster Club where they continued to learn more about theatre production. During their time with ATL they assisted in producing many highly successful award winning shows. Although both of their children have graduated from Lambert High School, they still have a passion for theatre. With the support of their families Bellissimo Theatre Company was created.   


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