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ATA will have grand opening with Broadway actors

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 15:52:24-04

The Academy of Theatre Arts (ATA) will celebrate the grand opening of its new performing arts center which will include performances from four Broadway actors from Tony award-winning shows.

The nationally recognized ATA has a new center located at 4231 Transit Road in Williamsville.

The new facility includes a vocal studio, dance studio, acting studio, performance artist dressing room, student library, administrative offices, a 150+ seat theater, and lobby.

Broadway actors from Rent, In the Heights and Wicket will perform with members of the ATA youth theater company at a sold-out gala on July 9.

The general public can watch the rehearsal for the gala during the Open House on July 9 from 12 pm.m to 2:00 p.m. Facility tours will also be given.

Monday, July 11 will be the official start of ATA's 2016-17 season. ATA plans to produce 10 shows each season. All will be open to the public and include Elite performers. The first show will be "A Chorus Line" in November.