Friday, October 7, 2011

Cape Central to begin construction of Performing Arts Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Construction crews will break ground next week on Cape Central High School’s new Performing Arts Center.

The Cape Girardeau School District awarded the construction contract to Sides Construction from Jackson on September 26. The school system used the same contractor to build the new Tiger Stadium.

Assistant Superintendent of operations Neil Glass says the 1000 seat facility will benefits students who are interested in performance and in technical aspects of the theatre.

"It will be a start-of-the-art auditorium with everything that students need now to be able to go out in the real world and run their own performing arts center if they so choose," Glass said.

The project will cost 6.6 million dollars. One million dollars come from a individual donor, while the rest is from a voter-approved bond issue to renovate, expand and modernize Cape Girardeau Public School facilities.

Glass says he hopes to complete the Performing Arts Center by November or December 2012.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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