The Elaine Wolf Theatre Construction Update – Week of October 17, 2011

A reminder that the JCC/MACC will be closed this Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21 in observance of the Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah holidays.  Also, don’t forget that our colossal JAAMM Festival begins on Saturday, October 22 with an amazing marimba concert at the Soiled Dove Underground in Lowry.  Then a parade of arts, authors, movies and music events throughout the week!  Check our website at www.maccjcc.org for more information.

Work continued during last week as we finally finished the concrete demo on the huge wall at the back of the theatre.  There are still a few doors and windows to cut, but most of the concrete work is done.  Our first shipment of steel for the mezzanine arrived.  More and more work on the exterior of the stair tower.  Our grand arc has been completely roughed in with wood.

Planned work this week includes the theatre catwalks as well as stucco on the exterior building.  In addition, the first batch of steel will be fabricated for the mezzanine.  Also, we are making a slight alteration to the entry of the Singer Gallery as we need to accommodate an emergency exit from the mezzanine at the area around the Gallery entrance.  Oddly, we think this will be an improvement as we will be installing a new wall as you enter the gallery which will provide a few more feet of wall space for artwork.

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GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION:

We are delighted to announce that we have received a significant gift from Elaine Wolf for a major renovation of our mainstage theatre space.  The renovation will include a new balcony, accessible aisle, new stage, new electronic marquee, new lobby, new lighting and sound equipment and much more.  This summer we are working to complete all exterior elements of the project while the weather is warm.  Interior work will begin in August, once our summer program is completed.  A reminder that we are open for business during the entire construction period!!

We apologize in advance for our mess and any disruption this will cause (noise, parking, dust, etc).  Sometime in early 2012, we will proudly unveil the new state-of-the-art Elaine Wolf Theatre.