Last June, the Children’s Theatre purchased the old Avalon Theater on 3605 South and State. Director James Parker has been doing extensive renovations to the historic property. James explains how his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, started the theater in 1986 and operated in the early days, renting out Abravanel Hall, The Capitol Theatre, and Kingsbury Hall. The Children’s Theatre is scheduled to reopen with the production Flash Gordon on April 20th but will still be relying on donated funds from the public to complete the property remodel. Visit the Children’s Theater Facebook page to see progress on their renovation, or visit their website.