magnificent theater was lovingly restored to its current grandeur in
1995 and 1996. Ida Cole purchased the building in 1993 with the express
purpose of restoring the historic finishes in the public areas of the
building, while modernizing the theatrešs production and backstage
areas. The stage and fly tower were expanded, new dressing rooms were
added and completely new, state-of-the-art rigging, sound &
lighting systems were installed.
Maria Barrientos served as the Project
Manager while she was a partner at Lorig Associates. Maria coordinated
the design, renovation and construction of this stunning theatre. She
was also responsible for negotiating the leases & contracts,
managing the tax credits, obtaining financing, and controlling the
overall development budget.