Wyoming Arts Council

Good news for the performing arts in Casper


Casper Star-Tribune file photo.

From an article by Brendan Meyer in Wednesday’s Casper Star-Tribune:

The new owners of a former downtown movie theater shared their vision Tuesday for a civic auditorium, which would seat more than a thousand people and host musical performances like the symphony.

Citizens for a Civic Auditorium, which purchased the Iris movie theater on Sept. 30, highlighted the features of their planned venue during a public gathering at the former movie house.

“The conceptual design includes a state-of-the-art 1,150 seat auditorium,” said Brendan Bummer, who serves on the board of directors. “It is our greatest hope that this performance facility will provide an educational and entertainment venue for our children, as well as fulfilling the community’s performing arts program.”

The auditorium’s stage will host a broad spectrum of performances, from local to touring. According to Bummer, an early business plan identifies organizations such as Artcore, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and the Casper Chamber Music Society as groups that could utilize the venue.

To read the rest (need an online subscription to the CST) go to http://trib.com/news/local/casper/civic-auditorium-supporters-share-vision-with-public/article_eaa454f4-dba9-5fbe-ae35-322628f6e025.html

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