Renovations are underway at the
"Amazing," Friedman said. "It's amazing."
With the help of state money, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts has moved up a project to make
The former Annapolis High School building on
The work includes installation of:
-- ?An 18-inch-deep orchestra pit.
-- ?More than 500 first-floor seats. The 182 balcony seats were replaced a couple of years ago.
-- ?Window shutters. The eight windows were a separate restoration project last summer.
-- ?A movable stage extension.
-- ?Movable box seating on either side of the room, with handicapped access.
-- ?Two ceiling pipe lighting systems and controls.
-- ?Stage risers.
-- ?Cosmetic improvements, including painting and upgrades to the the stage's framing.
The work originally was scheduled to be the third phase of
Originally, nothing was scheduled to begin until 2015, and the auditorium work could have been as late as 2018.
Then Maryland Hall received more than
Maryland Hall, a nonprofit, serves more than 100,000 people annually. It generally hosts between 700 and 800 arts classes a year, running six to eight weeks, for students of all levels. Classes are on hold during construction.
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