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CMU Center for the Performing Arts Groundbreaking

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Colorado Mesa University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new CMU Center for the Performing Arts at 4pm on Friday, March 10. The CMU Board of Trustees and CMU President John Marshall will be joined by campaign chairs, Doug and Jamee Simons, and CMU faculty and students to celebrate the start of construction on the new multimillion-dollar theatre. The university has come a long way since first advocating for the new facility and receiving state funding for a good portion of the project.

The new theatre offers CMU students an elevated performing arts experience and provides them with the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology that will help launch them in their careers after college.

“This is an iconic project that will change the trajectory of so many young people’s lives by exposing them to theater, art and music that they otherwise might not have seen in western Colorado. It’s exciting to be able to work on a project of this magnitude. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that we couldn’t have imagined even a few years ago,” said CMU Vice President of Development and Foundation CEO Robin Brown.

In addition to benefiting students, a robust performing arts program and exceptional theatre will increase the cultural and financial well-being of the surrounding region. The new theatre will be the only one of its kind between the I-25 corridor on the Front Range and Salt Lake City allowing CMU to bring in touring companies and expand offerings for the region.

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 4pm

WHERE: Kennedy Avenue across from Hotel Maverick


Written by Kelsey Coleman