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Assemblymember Gabryszak: Funding for Lancaster Opera House
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Assemblymember Gabryszak: Funding for Lancaster Opera House

Assemblymember Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) announced today that The Lancaster Opera House will receive a Capital Project grant totaling $50,000 from New York State.

“The Opera House has been a staple of our community for over 100 years and this award will help ensure the house will continue to carry on its many traditions,” Assemblymember Gabryszak said. “Lancaster will continue to blossom as a community and the Opera House will remain a recognizable symbol of years gone by and a beacon of promise for years to come. I want to thank the state of New York for working with me to make this funding a possibility.”

            The Lancaster Opera House plans to use the grant money for various projects including:

-Fireproofing of stage curtain

-Replacement of carpeting throughout foyer, hallways and staircase

-Video and monitor system

-Replacement and fireproofing of drapes on stage portals

-Upgrading of 4 main speakers in theater

-Additional LED and remote lighting

-Repair and repainting of auditorium ceiling

-Electronic Keyboard

-Outside Signage

-Lectern and other miscellaneous improvements

                    “I’m very appreciative of the work that Mr. Gabryszak and his staff have done to make this grant possible for the Lancaster Opera House,” said Lancaster Opera House Executive Director Dave Fillenwarth. “We have experienced tremendous growth and patron support over the past 3 years. We can now continue to strengthen our impact not only on Lancaster, but the entire Western New York region.    

“The Capital Project Grant will enhance our capabilities to provide top entertainment for future generations to enjoy,” Fillenwarth added. “It is our hope that our growth will coincide with Lancaster’s vision for the future.”

The Lancaster Opera House opened in 1897 and is located at 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York.



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