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    Curtain goes up at renovated BC theaters

    BY SUSAN SCAFFIDI For The Californian
    Friday, Oct 24 2014 09:38 AM

    Bakersfield College students could be forgiven for feeling as though they'd been upstaged this weekend, and by a most unlikely source: the very theaters where they performed.

    Out of commission for three years, the college's indoor and outdoor theater complex is now open, but just barely, after a $19.3 million renovation project that essentially left the performing arts department homeless since 2011. With the memory of begging and scrounging for space still fresh, it may be too soon for faculty and students to say the wait was worth it, but the results are pretty spectacular:

    * Both theaters have been equipped with the latest sound and multimedia technology, and rehearsal rooms have been remodeled to improve the acoustics.

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