A two-week long celebration, in
It had a packed 2000 to 2001 schedule, and it has had a full calendar ever since.
This year is no exception. Many performances, currently scheduled through
The center has a Curious George musical, a Roots and Boots musical show and a play about the Wright brothers all coming up in October, among many other events scheduled throughout the year.
The popularity of the programs, and local support, makes it surprising that it took decades to get a performing arts center erected for the community and campus.
The supporters of a performing arts facility, ultimately named for four high-dollar donors
According to the
Though the other facilities found a way to get erected through various funding sources, the performing arts center was left behind.
The project, even once it got off the ground, was years in the making. A planning committee formed in 1988. Their proposal led to a 1990 feasibility study commissioned by the university. All the while, donations flowed in.
An injection of state funding put the project over the top, and the rest is a flurry of activity.
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