Construction under way for new Sylvester community theater - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Construction under way for new Sylvester community theater

The potential of a community theater that is under construction in Sylvester continues to grow. (Source: WALB) The potential of a community theater that is under construction in Sylvester continues to grow. (Source: WALB)
Rocky's Music originally purchased the building to provide a performance venue for its students. (Source: WALB) Rocky's Music originally purchased the building to provide a performance venue for its students. (Source: WALB)
But once construction began, the space's potential grew. (Source: WALB) But once construction began, the space's potential grew. (Source: WALB)
Dona Duckworth (Source: WALB) Dona Duckworth (Source: WALB)
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Construction is underway for a new community theater in downtown Sylvester. 

Rocky's Music originally purchased the building to provide a performance venue for its students.

But once construction began, the space's potential grew.

Owner Dona Duckworth said that they're trying to bring the building back to its roots with exposed brick and wood ceilings.  

"We're trying to bring back as much of that history as we can and mix it with the present. And show the future to the kids and show them what the possibilities are. You take the past and you marry it with what's going on now," said Duckworth.

The community theater will be used to host student performances, movies, coffee shop nights and private events. 

There's no set completion date yet, but once the venue is ready, it will be a unique feature in Sylvester. 

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly