In an effort to help build a performing arts center in Elmhurst, local business owners and residents Doug and Cindy Peterson made a donation they hope gets the ball rolling.
The Petersons, who own several businesses including Chicago Records Management Inc. and TailGate, announced a $10,000 matching funds donation to Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts, a grassroots initiative dedicated to establishing a state-of-the-art entertainment complex in downtown Elmhurst.
According to a news release, Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts’ goal is to build a complex with a 350-seat mainstage auditorium and a versatile 100-seat blackbox theater. The plan includes space for classrooms and studios to be used for performing arts training and education.
The building will be able to accommodate existing local organizations such as the Elmhurst Children’s Theatre, DuPage Dance Academy and Greenman Theatre Troupe, as well as draw regional headline acts to Elmhurst.
Read more about the Boost at My Suburban Life.