Farewell ceremony planned for Fayetteville High School auditorium

The Fayetteville High School Drama Department presented the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” last October inside the school’s auditorium.

Courtesy, Fayetteville Public Schools

Fayetteville High School officials plan to celebrate the legacy of the school’s auditorium in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27.

The event will be the last inside the auditorium before its doors are closed for good on April 6. The building will soon be demolished as part of a $95 million renovation project. A new performing arts facility is set to be completed in August.

The evening will begin with highlights from the past year including a slide show of photos from the productions of “You Can’t Take It With You,” “The Barnyard’s Got Talent,” “The Bald Soprano,” and “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet. Also planned is a seniors tribute including awards for the three Best Actors and Best Actresses in this year’s mainstage productions.

Following the celebration, a short documentary honoring theatre director Warren Rosenaur and a tribute including video clips and photos from the past 25 years of productions will be presented.

The evening will culminate with the start of a new tradition. Seniors will sign a flat with their names and plays in which they have participated, which will then be hung in the new theatre.

Current and former students, parents and faculty are invited to join the celebration. Parking is available directly across the street from the school.