Michael R. Hurwitz has combined his love of history with
his knowledge of theatre, coupled that with his experience as a Theatre Technician, and applied that unique combination of
talents to historic opera houses across the mid-west. Serving as a Technical Theatre Restoration consultant for the
last several years has afforded him the opportunity to visit a surprising number of burgeoning 'jewels', as Michael refers
to these historic gems in his book, Ohio's Historic Opera Houses. Each unique in it's beauty, history, and state
of renovation, Michael does on-site visits to identify technical needs of each individual theatre, in addition to providing
a plethora of contacts and ideas for restoration and beyond. Feasibility Studies, Proformas, and Action Plans provide
detailed guidance to start the ball rolling, as well as support throughout the restoration process. Helping opera houses
to identify grant monies available, applicable tax credits, streamlined contacts for equipment, efficient and effective use
of funds, are only a few of the tips that Michael includes in his consulting.
- Interfacing with architects for technical
applications where possible
- Access to nationally-based certified theatrical
- Ability to purchase directly from theatrical suppliers
- Interfacing with existing theatrical unions when needed
of professional installation of technical components
- Guidance to be compliant
with industry standards
- Addresses to civic and fundraising organizations to
- Help with design and creation of promotional materials
Does your town or city have an opera
house? We would like to know about it!
Please share your opera house memories! We are interested in photos,
programs, and/or personal recollections regarding your town's opera house. We would like to know about your
historic treasures and stand ready to help breathe life back into your 'jewel'.
You may reach us at:
Phone: (614) 864-3553
Opera Houses, 654 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Or send us an e-mail!
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