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Venture Theatre and Rimrock Opera Merge

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Venture Theatre was on the verge of closing, but now it will stay open, and bear a new name.

Rimrock Opera and Venture Theatre collaborated to create the new center for performing arts. The official name has yet to be released.

Thanks to help from the community, various organizations, and Rimrock Opera, the theatre is still alive. More youth programs will now be offered and it's an opportunity for those involved to learn about even more forms of art, including opera.

"I think for the kids, it's going to be great. Because you might get involved in say, acting, and want to do something else and explore other things and it makes it very easy when it's all contained in one area that they can expand their interests," says Cam Saberhagen, President of the new center for performing arts.

The new name will be announced on Saturday, May 11th at Venture Theatre's Open House. The ribbon cutting is at 3 PM. There will be plenty of live entertainment, food, and a silent auction. It's an opportunity to see what's to come from the new center for performing arts, and the best part, it's free.

"So it's a chance for the community to come and see what Rimrock Opera and Venture Theatre will look like as a combined center for the performing arts, how the organization can work together and how different things will be able to be happening in the center at the same time," says Darci Hertz, Finance Director of the new center for performing arts.

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