First for the auditorium since the Brookside Campus was built in 1959.
By PF Staff
Waukegan, IL. -The Waukegan High School Orlin Trapp Auditorium received its first major renovation in nearly 60 years this summer.
During the months of June, July, August and September, workers completed several projects inside the theater, including painting the ceiling, refinishing the floors, and refurbishing all fixed seating.
The long-awaited project is the first for the auditorium since the Brookside Campus was built in 1959. It is a major revitalization, which will make the space more bright and welcoming for students, as well as community members, and will give future generations of students a greater sense of pride performing in a newly-upgraded facility.
The renovation was made possible thanks to assistance from the Waukegan Public Schools Foundation, which raised money from students, staff community members and alumni to help offset costs.
In the near future, a second phase of work will see improvements to the Trapp’s stage, dressing rooms and curtains.
The Trapp, which seats nearly 2,000 guests, is a much sought-after venue by many of Waukegan schools and local organizations. It has hosted world-known acts such as Styx, Vienna Boys Choir, Maya Angelou, Count Basie Orchestra, Lee England Jr. and Jack Benny.
The Trapp is available for use by contacting 224-303-3650.