2015-09-10 / Around Town

New Director Welcomed


Brenda Nienhouse with Sue and James Klau Brenda Nienhouse with Sue and James Klau Supporters of the Newport Opera House and Performing Arts Center gathered late last month for a welcome reception honoring Brenda Nienhouse, the new executive director for the Opera House at the recently-restored Seaweed carriage house.

Dancers from the Island Moving Company, accompanied by musicians from the Newport Strings Project, performed for the event.

Alison Vareika, chair of the center, gave updates on the restoration project, architectural plans and capital campaign.

The group has its sights set on a grand opening of the theater in December 2017.

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