Performing Arts Center’s performances delayed five months

Completion of the Dr. Rodney R. Lafon Performing Arts Center.  will be delayed due to late arriving theater seats.

The contractor and architect advised St. Charles Parish Public Schools (SCPPS) the company manufacturing, shipping and installing the seating has declared bankruptcy, disrupting more than 100 projects nationwide.

“This will delay the use of the main theater space by approximately five months while we await the production, delivery and installation of theatre seats,” said district spokeswoman Stevie Crovetto. “This issue is beyond our control and, unfortunately, can be an occurrence of complex projects such as this one.”

Because of the delay, the 2018-19 inaugural Season of Shows will be postponed until 2019-20. Season ticket subscribers may either transfer their tickets to the 2019-20 inaugural season or receive a refund. For more information on season ticket options or to receive a refund, please contact the Box Office at (985) 331-3670 during Box Office hours (Tuesday – Friday from noon to 5 p.m.).

“We share in the disappointment caused by the delay of the completion of the theatre space, but other areas of the center and educational wing will be ready and utilized for education and performance venues as planned.” Crovetto said. “We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued support of SCPPS.”

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