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HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW PRODUCTION CENTER IN EVERETT

Be among the first to tour the Huntington Production Center, the Huntington’s new facility for scene, paint, and prop shops

WHEN:             Thursday, August 10, 2017
                           12:30pm – 2pm

WHERE:           Huntington Production Center
                            46 Garden Street, Everett, MA

RSVP FOR MEMBERS OF THE PRESS: huntingtontheatre.org/ProductionCenter

(BOSTON, MA) – The Huntington Theatre Company will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Huntington Production Center in Everett, MA on Thursday, August 10 at 12:30pm located at 46 Garden Street. The Huntington’s former production facility, located at 252-258 Huntington Avenue and previously owned by Boston University, will become the site of a new building developed by QMG Huntington LLC who purchased the lot in May 2016.

The new Huntington Theatre Company Production Center in Everett will include 25,000 square feet of production space, 18,000 square feet of storage space, and 4,000 square feet of office space, housing the company’s prop, paint, and scenic shops. The new facility will feature large, open, and flexible work areas and onsite prop, costume, and scenery storage, allowing Huntington staff to produce more complex design work in a more efficient workspace, and to build upon the Huntington’s community mission by expanding production services to other arts organizations, entertainment venues, and companies throughout the region.

The Huntington worked with Leggat McCall Properties (Boston) to select the Everett location and with Dacon (Natick) to design and build out the site. Construction was completed in June, the Huntington staff moved into the space in July, and work has begun to construct the sets of Merrily We Roll Along, the Huntington’s season opening musical.

“The Huntington production staff are delighted to call Everett our new home,” says Huntington Production Manager Todd Williams. “And while this transition will have its challenges, the production team is looking forward to a workspace where an entire stage floor can be built and painted at one time – with no columns in the way! – and with room to paint both full size backdrops and set pieces simultaneously. The new production facility will allow our artisans the space they need to create their best work in the most efficient workspace possible.”

“I could not be more proud that the Huntington Theatre Company’s production team has moved to Everett,” says Mayor Carlo DeMaria, mayor of the city of Everett. “I want to personally welcome the Huntington’s artisans to Everett and want to thank Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso for choosing our community for the home of their new production facility.”

Members of the media are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and participate in tours of the space, and are encouraged to RSVP.  Huntington leadership and production staff will be available for interviews and to answer questions.

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON
The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert our current theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.

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