Capital Campaign and Theater Renovation
Tacoma Musical Playhouse announces
Capital Campaign for Major Theater Renovation!
TMP is excited to announce that in the very near future the theater will undergo a major renovation in the auditorium area of the facility. The purpose of the remodel is to increase the size of the stage area both on and offstage to better accommodate actors, backstage crew and sets, and to enhance the sound quality in the auditorium itself by adding an orchestra pit underneath the stage. This includes moving the sound booth to audience level and adding acoustic treatment to the auditorium walls. “These changes will allow us to grow our productions and programs, and greatly enhance the TMP patron’s theatergoing experience,” says Jon Douglas Rake, Managing Artistic Director and Founder of TMP.
Artist's Rendition: Will Abrahamse.
Thanks to their generosity, TMP has already received grants from the Dimmer, Forest, Norcliffe, Sequoia, and Titus-Will Family Foundations, along with private donations from TMP patrons and South Puget Sound arts advocates, totaling over $1,000,000 toward the $1,270,000 goal necessary to complete this project. The public phase of this campaign begins today as TMP continues to work within the community to raise the remainder of these funds.
Current stage plot.
Built in 1949, the Narrows Theater on Tacoma’s 6th Avenue was designed as a movie theater. It was never built with live orchestration in mind. TMP began leasing the facility in 1996 and purchased the west end complex in 2001. Many renovations to the building have already been made, including: a new lobby, concessions area and Box Office; a greenroom for the actors; and new, larger public restrooms. The auditorium remodel project will complete the goal of creating a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for live musical theater, and will allow performing arts patrons from all over to enjoy high-quality, musical theater productions long into the future of the South Puget Sound region.
Planned renovation of stage and backstage areas.
For more information about this project and how you can help, please email Diana George, Development Director, or call the Box Office at 253-565-6867.
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