Since 1983, the Garland Summer Musicals have been performed at the Brownlee Auditorium, which is part of the Granville Arts Center. In addition to two exquisite proscenium theaters, the Granville Arts Center complex contains a concert hall that can handle everything from Broadway touring plays to symphony performances.
The magnificent Brownlee Auditorium can accommodate up to 720 people. This spectacular proscenium stage is equipped with a hydraulic orchestra lift, a 55-foot fly loft with a counterweight system, and cutting-edge sound and lighting technology. It is open to the public. The cozy stadium seating for 200 people is provided in this attractive small proscenium theatre. It is also outfitted with complete curtains, as well as lighting and sound systems that are controlled from within the booth.
In addition to sumptuous dressing rooms for each theatre, the Granville Arts Center has two green rooms with food facilities, two scene shops, a huge rehearsal hall with concessions areas, conference spaces, and a big lobby with track lighting for art displays.
It is possible to rent the Granville Arts Center for stage performances, concert series, fashion exhibitions, fund-raising events, seminars, receptions, and any other type of promotional activity.
The arts center also includes the elegant Atrium dinner hall, which can accommodate up to 500 people, as well as the stunning Art Deco Plaza Theatre, which is located on the Downtown Square. Seasonal performances by associate arts groups and many other organizations from throughout the Southwest are held in Garland arts facilities throughout the year. All of the facilities can be rented out for events.
It was unanimously decided by the Garland City Council on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 that the Garland Performing Arts Center would be renamed the Granville Arts Center in honor of Patty Granville, who served as the Performing Arts Center’s Director since the facility’s inauguration in 1982.
Patty has played a pivotal role in the development and expansion of the Arts Center over the years. Cities have consulted with her on various issues. She works as a teacher as well as a performer. Patty was one of the original founders of the Garland Summer Musicals and has served as the organization’s Producer since the organization’s debut in 1983, when it was founded.
Also in 2002, the Garland ISD Fine Arts Division recognized Ms. Granville by naming an annual high school theatre awards program in her honor.
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