The Lamoille County Players, stewards of the historic Hyde Park Opera House, have received a $25,200 cultural facilities matching grant from the Vermont Arts Council for upgrades to the stage lighting system. The Players must raise an equal amount to take full advantage of this opportunity.

The lighting and electrical system is outdated and inefficient; the current support bars are difficult to access and must be replaced to ensure the safety of casts, crews and audience. A new system will also enable enhanced theatrical productions with an improved color spectrum and lighting capabilities.

The theater group has contracted with Production Advantage of Williston to design and build the new lighting system, which must be completed before September 2020 to meet the Arts Council’s requirements.

With donation levels from $10 to $5,000 (and more) and rewards available, the group is reaching out to meet its fundraising goal.

Learn more at Checks payable to Lamoille County Players can be mailed to P.O. Box 9, Hyde Park, VT 05655.

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