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Adams Theater receives $800k for infrastructure improvements

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The Adams Theater has received an $800,000 state grant to fund infrastructure improvements. 

ADAMS — The Adams Theater has received an $800,000 grant from the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development’s Community One Stop for Growth program to fund infrastructure improvements.

The funding will allow the theater to develop a programmatic vision for 2023  It will provide funding for electric and HVAC upgrades, a new roof with solar panels and an accessible new floor to welcome all members of the community. This funding bridges a critical gap needed in order for the building to receive its certificate of occupancy as a four-season venue.

The theater will be holding a benefit concert on Nov. 11 with Two Piano Journey, a mother and son concert pianist team who are on a tour to raise money for charitable causes.

To provide direction and insight, the theater has also established an artistic advisory boards. Its members include Carolyn Brooks; Reggie Carter; Stacy Cochran; George LeMaitre and Pat Fietta; Jodi Joseph; Susan Killam; Matti Kovler; Chris Kuo; Melissa Silverstein; Nana Simopoulous and  Caryn Heilman; David Tochterman; and Joe Wheaton.

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