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Brown Grand Theatre ready for an audience

CONCORDIA – As performances before live audiences begin to happen again, the Brown Grand Theatre is ready.

Lighting in the proscenium arch above the stage was replaced with more efficient LED bulbs, and 432 new chairs were installed in the theater. Seating in the top balcony was returned to bench seating, as it originally had been.

A wedding was held in the theater shortly after completion of the project, and the bride and groom were amazed at how beautiful the new seats were. The photographer was pleased with the lighting.

Grant funding from the Hansen Foundation and other entities, as well as donations made through a fund-raising campaign, covered the costs of the project.