Sparks fly as a welder works on the stage; construction workers dig where an elevator will take patrons to a second-floor lobby. As layers of facade are removed, treasures are found in what was and will be the Newport Opera House, a vibrant performing arts venue.
Brenda Nienhouse is executive director of the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center. She talks with excitement about the $18 million renovations and the vision for its future.
This interview originally appeared on AM 1540 WADK.