A dramatic cultural enhancement is coming to Stowe Mountain Resort. The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center will open its doors to the public on December 27, 2010. Developed to operate year-round as a major component of the East’s premier mountain resort, the performing arts center is a state-of-the-art facility for a wide spectrum of events including theatre, all types of music, dance, comedy, film, lectures and multimedia events.
“The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center was created to be a gathering place for resort guests, homeowners and everyone from Stowe and the surrounding communities. The programming will reflect a diverse range of performance styles and opportunities in an amazingly intimate environment. In addition to live performances and film events, the center will offer educational programs as well as community outreach activities throughout the seasons,” said David Rowell, Executive Director of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. “Everyone is excited about the Grand Opening. We will then dive right into the Act I programming (running January through May in 2011) and we’ll be adding special events and our film series to the calendar throughout the season.”
The Spruce Peak base area is also home to Stowe Mountain Lodge, Over Easy Gondola, new snowmaking and ski lifts, Spruce Peak at Stowe properties, and Spruce Camp base lodge. The south wing of Stowe Mountain Lodge will also debut this December with an additional 173 superlative, slopeside guest rooms, bringing the total to 312.
Grand Opening Week Events Include:
Monday, December 27, 2010 – An Evening with Ben Vereen
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 -The Hills are Alive – Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 – Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul
Thursday, December 30, 2010 – Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek
Friday, December 31, 2010 – Special Benefit Concert To Be Announced
Saturday, January 1, 2010 – The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion