BILLINGS – This weekend is the last chance to see the Alberta Bair Theater in its current state before the venue closes for a $12 million dollar renovation.
There have not been any capital improvements made to the theater since its first renovation in 1987.
This renovation addresses a slew of theater features: new stage rigging, new sound equipment, acoustic treatment, more restrooms, new ticket offices, new dressing rooms, an expanded lobby, and a long-awaited elevator.
“It’s really exciting,” said Jan Detrich Alberta Bair Theater Executive Director. “Everyone that was involved in the renovation project 31 years ago is looking forward to this. There have not been any capital improvements made to the theater since that time. And they are excited for the community, excited for downtown Billings and excited for the performing arts.”
The final acts to take the stage are the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, and the Billings Community Band.
The Symphony presents Beethoven and Brahms with special guest Brian Ganz, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Billings community band takes the stage Sunday at 3 p.m. as the final act to play the Alberta Bair before the renovation.
Directly after the Sunday show is a reminiscing reception at 4:30 p.m.
Present and past Alberta Bair Theater Board members will share plans for the renovation. This reception is free and open to the public.
The Alberta Bair is also doing a giveaway. Your ticket to the community band enters you into a drawing to win two seats to opening night after construction is complete in the fall of 2020.
Tickets to the concerts mentioned can be found at the Alberta Bair Theater’s web site.