KINGMAN – The sign hanging above the Beale Street Theater is being renovated thanks to a donation from Toby Orr, bringing the theater project that began in 2016 closer to completion.
The theater wrote in a press release that the work was being completed by Legacy Signs and Iron with a $ 20,000 donation from Toby Orr. The renovation of the sign will use the entire donation.
âWe’re very excited and can’t wait to turn it on and on,â said Kristina Michelson, Executive Director of the Kingman Center for the Arts. âIt’s exciting to see progress happening, for sure. “
So far, the theater has raised $ 395,438 for the renovation project, with $ 173,111 spent so far. The project is currently under tender through TR Orr Construction. Once the bids are received, the renovation project will be divided into several phases.
âSo we’ll have numbers and things like that very soon, with plans to start the actual work in January after Christmas,â Michelson said.
But the date of completion of the renovation of the theater depends on the funding.
“We are seeking financial donations as well as in-kind donations of products and labor, and request grants,” the theater wrote in the statement. “In consultation with Toby Orr, we believe it will be completed within the next five years, but hopefully sooner.”
Those interested in contributing to the effort can purchase a ticket to enter a raffle and win a Sweet Dreams Christmas tree. Tickets are $ 5 and the event runs until 9 p.m. on December 4. Tickets can be purchased on the theater’s Facebook page, Bealestreettheater.com or at the ArtHub, 402 E. Beale St.
These funds will go towards a $ 100,000 Matching Grant Challenge from Angle Homes. As of November 11, more than $ 65,000 had been raised.
âThe completed theater will be a community performing arts venue for the City of Kingman,â the theater continued. âIt will be a versatile place. We will produce a season of live community theater performances and host other community-led productions, feature a variety of professional artists including musicians, professional theater companies, film festivals and classical cinema; and be available for hire to private users for meetings and private events.