Local theater prepares for re-opening - WNEM TV 5

Local theater prepares for re-opening

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The facility before the fire, photo courtesy of Owosso Community Players website. The facility before the fire, photo courtesy of Owosso Community Players website.
OWOSSO, MI (WNEM) -

The finishing touches are being made to a local theatre after a devastating fire burned it down nearly seven years ago and now a community prepares to roll out the red carpet for the grand opening.

The Lebowsky Center in Owosso, built in 1926, has been on the road to recovery since a massive fire in 2007 destroyed the theatre days before a show was to begin its run.

Linda Keenan, past Executive Director of the Owosso Community Players says the reopening has been a long time coming.

"It's been an amazing voyage, both with the design work and the fundraising and the construction and all the decisions that had to be made. We're so proud of this community and the fundraising that they have done to bring the funds here. So that we can restore this wonderful theatre," says Keenan.

Work is continuing at the Lebowsky Center at a fevered pitch in anticipation of opening night of Shrek the Musical, scheduled for the beginning of May. Folks at the facility say that opening night will be something that Owosso hasn't seen before.

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