Information on EF Schwan Performing Arts Center
Taras Nahirniak, Director
608-221-7666, x 2117
The Performing Arts Center at Monona Grove High School is a state of the arts facility that is fit for many different performances, presentations or meetings.
The auditorium seats 599 with plenty of handicap seating on each side of the aisles. It has a large orchestra pit with the availability to remove pit covers on the stage. A state-of-the-art lighting system by Electronic Theater Controls and sound system by Arrow Audio will enhance any production.
There are three dressing rooms, one fit with full size mirrors behind the stage. Also located behind the stage is a scenery shop with a large entrance door.
Outside there is ample parking directly in front of the facility or in the adjacent lot that serves the high school stadium. Additional parking is available on the south side of the school.
Performing Arts Center Facility Specifications
The Performing Arts Center opened in the spring of 2000. It has a seating capacity of 599. The stage has a 50 by 20 foot proscenium with ample room in front of the main curtain. There is plenty of wing space with a large removable orchestra pit cover. The Performing Arts Center is equipped to handle a wide range of performances.
The Performing Arts Center uses Electronic Theater Controls lighting equipment including over 200 dimmers. Over the stage there are four electronic batons for lighting, one slit over the house, side lighting and two follow spot positions. Our sound system consists of a 32 channel EVI Audio DDA CS8, 6 wireless mics, 12 body mics, multiple amplifiers, speaker clusters, 3 Crown floor mics, an Alesis 8 channel adapt, a Marantz CD recorder, Marantz fully independent double cassette deck, Marantz CD player. The auditorium is also equipped with a projection system and a 12 foot screen that can accommodate power points or videos.
Behind the stage are three dressing rooms two of them with bathroom and sinks, the other a larger room with full size mirrors. The Performing Arts Center also has a large property storage room and a good sized costume room. Across the hall from the stage is the music wing which can be used as warm up rooms or for extra storage for larger groups using the Performing Arts Center. Outside the Performing Arts Center is a ticket booth that can be utilized. We look forward to hosting your next meeting, concert, recital, production or show.