The Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center has released anew video on the restoration project, titled “Imagine” it is a presentationthat showcasesthe programming possibilities and variety of performance genresthat will enliven their stage once the theater is restored.

The video shows some of those who have performed on the stage over the years, and also asks you to image whatfirst-class performances and programming, including dance, music, comedy, theater and much more, could take place on the historic stage.

The theater is expected to open in December of 2017.

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