East Addition masonry has been completed. Partition framing throughout the facility is almost complete. Light fixture installation in the Ballroom and Performance Hall is approximately 40% complete. Two of four masonry sculptures on the West Addition have been installed. Door frame installation throughout the facility is approximately 97% complete. Drywall installation and plaster repair is in progress. Catwalks have been installed in the stage house. Structural improvements
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s all starting to come together at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center construction site. Work on all aspects of the 950-seat theater is on schedule and according to plan, said Executive Director Ryan Tolley. “Construction is moving right along,” he said. “Of course, our focus here lately has been getting everything buttoned up for the winter.” The project is currently on track to meet its projected soft opening date at the “beginning of Jun
This week's snapshot is estimated to come from 1969. It shows a group of the Bonnettes who performed under the direction of Bonnie McGowan. Bonnie ran a local dance studio in Clarksburg for many years and held their yearly recitals at the Robinson Grand. The Bonnettes were a large part of the recital and performed the opening & closing numbers. They consisted of local teenage girls who would perform elaborate tap routines and wear impressive costumes. Do you know anyone in th
This week's snapshot comes from January 22, 1958. Images include a promotional movie poster and box office statement from that very day. The movie shown was "The Sad Sack". This film, made by Paramount Pictures, is a comedy staring Jerry Lewis and Peter Lorre. The box office statement holds a detailed accounting of ticket prices and attendance for the day. Tickets ranged from 18 cents to 69 cents and included (4) showings. A total of (156) people attended for a total of $102.
This week's snapshot comes from the late 1990s, during the theater's Rose Garden era. It shows some of the orchestra-level seating, along with the band pit, and Steinway Concert Grand piano on stage. This Steinway piano is owned by the Cultural Foundation of Harrison County and is housed at The Waldomore in Clarksburg. The Cultural Foundation of Harrison County has been a vital partner to the Robinson Grand for many years. Most recently, they have played a crucial role in our
New HVAC units have been installed on multiple roof areas. A large crane was required to lift these heavy units. All partition framing is 95% complete. Roof installation/repair is 95% complete. All concrete floors have been poured throughout the new additions. The Auditorium floor concrete is scheduled to be poured within the next 4-6 weeks. Data/Telecom/CCTV/Security vendors will start in the next 1-2 weeks. Plaster repair in the auditorium is almost complete. Drywall instal