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Ad Libs: New M-A theater: It sure beats J Building

Uploaded: Sep 24, 2009
Which is worse: sweltering in a stifling theater, or having a key moment in a play ruined because an old air-conditioning system came roaring on at the wrong moment and drowned out the dialogue?

If you build a $32 million theater, one would hope you could avoid both problems. While giving a press tour of Menlo-Atherton High School's glossy new performing-arts center on Tuesday, principal Matthew Zito was particularly proud of the A/C. He said it's been designed to run no louder than 17 decibels. On behalf of actors everywhere, thank you.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of ,
on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

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Ah, the view from the gridiron. The new switchboards must be lulus, too. And how's the sound? Was the Circle Star the last new theater around here, or did I miss something?


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