Brown Grand plans open house
The Brown Grand Theatre has scheduled an open house to celebrate the completion of the “Seating the Next Generation” campaign, for October 4 from 2-4 p.m.
The “Seating the Next Generation” campaign was launched in 2019 to replace the 93-year-old seats in the 113-year-old Brown Grand with 432 new seats and to return the bench-style seating to the second balcony.
Those attending the come-and-go open house will have an opportunity to sit in the new seats and to view them from the stage. The wearing of masks is strongly encouraged when inside the theatre.
There will be cupcakes served during the event.
The effort to replace the seating was led by a committee of four members of the Brown Grand board of directors including chairperson Melissa Swenson, Monte Wentz, Mikki Nelson and Everette Miller, along with Brown Grand Theatre executive director Jason Grogan.
The board of directors has a vision to embrace the 21st century experience while preserving the historic theatre atmosphere. Projects like “Seating the Next Generation” are necessary to maintain and elevate the theatre as a cultural landmark in north central Kansas.
The Brown Grand board of directors would like to thank the supporters of the project, including the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture Facilities Program, the Community Foundation for Cloud County, ITC Charitable Giving, Meridian Way Wind Farm, the Duclos Foundation and the many individuals, businesses and in-kind donors.