Those problems and others will be fixed when the theater is renovated next year.
Once the school board approves the project, construction is scheduled to begin in
The 1,100-seat theater is one of the largest venues in
Broadfoot said the new planned system would make it possible to light performers or the stage in different ways. But the work won't be done until he graduates, he said.
Knowing how to use more advanced lighting and sound systems would make it easier for graduates to get jobs in technical theater, Carter said.
A new catwalk, motorized rigging, air conditioning system, fire alarm and sprinkler system, new interiors, remodeled restrooms, a newly designed ticket booth, concession stand, acoustical wall and ceiling treatments are also in the plans by architect
Portable risers in the choir room will allow for flexible use.
The orchestra pit was originally designed for a hydraulic lift that was never installed, probably because of budget issues, said
The stage will also be strengthened so a large, refurbished pipe organ can be moved across it. Broadfoot said the last time the school moved that organ, which is locked up backstage and on wheels, they had to put boards over the stage floor.
Theater classrooms will also get more storage space for costumes and instruments. A folding wall is to be added to the existing drama room to create separate dressing rooms for boys and girls. Plans also call for adding make-up stations.
On the south side of the theater next to the parking lot facing
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