Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Stage, Part 4

Work progresses on the underside of the balcony.

The stage is poured. A temporary wood railing is in place at the edge of the new orchestra pit. A new stage trap can also be seen in the center of the stage.

See the construction of the stage in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Theater Progress, October 25 to November 6

The re-bar and concrete forms for the stage are laid.

The stage is poured, while work continues in the theater on air conditioning
under the balcony.

More lifts move into the theater to work on the ceilings and walls. The columns leftover from the front corners of the projection booth are prepared for removal from the center of the balcony.

see some earlier progress shots of the theater here:
Part 1
Part 2

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Stage, Part 3

The construction crew works on laying the concrete form and rebar, viewed from the scenery bay.

See Part 1 and Part 2

Friday, January 25, 2008

Atrium - Video

Painters work on a lift in the atrium, while carpenters install railings on the third floor and columns are sanded on the second floor.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


One of the construction crew works on building the new concession area in the second floor William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation Lobby.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Stage, Part 2

The construction crew gets the form and rebar set for the pouring of the stage.

See Part 1

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


One of the construction crew works on painting the hard to reach spots of the Opera House.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Robert Coppenrath

Director of Development Melissa Burtless tours the theater with Robert Coppenrath.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Clay tiles are stacked on the roof, ready for installation.

Work progresses across the front of the Opera House roof.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Stage, Part 1

The construction crew assembles a metal and wood form of the stage in preparation for the concrete pour.

See the post "Building the Orchestra Pit Walls" for links to all photos of the Orchestra pit Construction.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Welding - Video

The construction crew works on the lighting rail on the front of the balcony.

Building the Orchestra Pit Walls

Cinder blocks are brought into the pit to build the cross under hallway walls.

See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 of the orchestra pit construction.

Also, see the photos of the excavation before the pit construction began:
Part 1
Part 2

Friday, January 11, 2008

Maestro Victor DeRenzi

Maestro Victor DeRenzi checks out the new expanded orchestra pit and the newly opened lobby atrium.

Railings - Video

Adams Brothers Cabinetry installs a new section of railing around the atrium.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


The decking of the balcony is laid, waiting for concrete to be poured.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Patrons Tour the Theater

Donors to the Building on the Vision campaign to renovate the Opera House take a tour to see how work is progressing.

Bud Borax, Scott Collins, Ron Davis and a friend, Roz Sedlesky, a Friend of Sandra Davis, and Mrs. Davis.

Carol and Larry English, Susan Danis, Casiana Schmidt, Laurie Smith and Dr. Shaikund, Bill Schmidt, and Scott Merritt of the Nation City Private Client Group.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

More Balcony Seats!

The construction crew works on covering the roof truss over the balcony, which allowed the removal of our projection booth and the addition of more seats.

Orchestra Pit Construction, Part 6

See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5

Also, see the photos of the excavation before the pit construction began:
Part 1
Part 2

Friday, January 4, 2008


Members of the construction crew work on repairing sections of plaster wall.