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The Crighton Seeks a Makeover

The Muse Building, a roughly 3,000-square-foot space located next to the historic Crighton Theatre, has been condemned since heavy rains caused a portion of the roof to collapse Sept. 8. Owned by the Crighton Theatre, the building was being used by its resident theater company, nonprofit Stage Right. The Crighton Theatre looks to implement a $1.8 million makeover, said David Hairel, board president of the Crighton Theatre Foundation. The foundation launched a fundraising campaign Nov. 7 via the online crowdsourcing page GoFundMe to raise funds to renovate the Muse Building and the Crighton Theatre. Proposed renovations to the theater includes expanding the lobby into the Muse Building with a larger concession area, installing new audience seats, and implementing upgrades to technology and equipment, Hairel said. The renovation will also add bathrooms to the theater, which Hairel said are desperately needed.

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