The new Mehlville School District Auditorium is on target and under budget, according to Mehlville School District Director of Communications John Wolff.
He said 90 percent of the underground work is completed, so the rest of the project should go smoothly, depending on the weather.
Wolff said the district set aside extra funds to pay for any extra expenses that came up, but there weren't any. That means a covered walkway between the school and auditorium will be included ahead of schedule.
He said more advanced electronics and stage equipment will come later.
The 525-seat auditorium is the first of its kind for the district. Wolff said the auditorium isn’t a luxury.
“It’s part of the curriculum," Wolff said. "You want to be a drama student, a lighting student, a set designer, how are you going to do it without having an auditorium?”
A recent article featured Mehlville students who will perform in the auditorium when it’s finished.
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