Wells Fargo Amphitheater Ready For Opening Night - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/9/06

Wells Fargo Amphitheater Ready For Opening Night

Thursday is opening day for the musical Oklahoma! at the Wells Fargo Next Stage Amphitheater.  Wednesday, city crews were busy getting everything ready.  Workers with Lubbock's Park and Recreation and Water and Utilities were on hand. They had moved the concession stand in, laid new sod, and put up new fences.  There was even a fresh coat of paint on the concession stand.

The props for Oklahoma! were already up on stage, and crews power washed the seating area.  Also, folks installed and checked the lighting.  NewsChannel 11 visited the amphitheater back in June, and then, the restrooms still needed to be built, but Wednesday they were also up and ready. 

The Wells Fargo Next Stage Amphitheater is a nearly $2-million project.  Voters approved the construction back in 1999, but an archaeological dig, then building costs delayed the work.  A private donation saved the project, and crews were able to break ground in 2003.

Despite some last minute work, city leaders say the theater's first show will open on time.  "It feels good to know it all came together.  We've got a professional performance that will be provided to the public, so it's a really good feeling," said Randy Truesdell, Community Services Director.  Truesdell tells us they're hoping to build a roof and dressing rooms for the stage, but that project still needs to be funded.

Thursday night is the first show at the Wells Fargo Next Stage Amphitheater.  Gates open at 7 p.m. for Oklahoma!, and the show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.  We're also told there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the theater's opening.

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