To merely restore the Allen would have made it into a museum of sorts, so it was necessary to build a new stagehouse
nearly double in size, to accommodate the mammoth sets that are a component of many musicals.
7, 1997--The Turner Corporation (AMEX:TUR), the nation's leading general builder, today announced that the Cleveland business unit of its Turner Construction Company subsidiary has been hired as the Construction Manager for the $15 million construction of a new stagehouse
and the overall renovation of the historic Allen Theatre in Cleveland.
In most cases, bigger shows, which we can bring in now with the renovated stagehouse
, can command bigger prices.
A ceremonial swing of the wrecking ball on September 4, 1997 signaled the start of "constructive" demolition as the dilapidated stagehouse
was torn down to make way for a new, larger one.
A major electrical renovation of the stagehouse
should result in better lighting for the plays.
THREE WILLIAM Shakespeare plays - "Winter's Tale," "Titus Andronicus" and "As You Like It" - open their summer runs this weekend on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's outdoor Elizabethan Stagehouse