Bishop Amat High School in La Puente will celebrate the inauguration of its Monsignor Aidan M. Carroll Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, March 23.
The $15 million project began in October 2019.
“The dedication of the Monsignor Aidan M. Carroll Performing Arts Center is truly a milestone in the 65-year history of Bishop Amat High School,” school president Richard Beck said in a statement. “Featuring a state-of-the-art theater, rehearsal rooms, professional-caliber backstage facilities and conference space, this magnificent building offers immense opportunities for current and future Lancers and the arts community. of the San Gabriel Valley scene.
“We are truly blessed to add the Carroll Center to the tradition of excellence that is Bishop Amat High School.”
The center will open its spring season with The Little Mermaid on April 1 and 2 and April 8 and 9. Tickets for the public will be available through Eventbrite.
The John & Dorothy Shea Foundation contributed $4.5 million to the project, which also received a $1.7 million bridging loan from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
According to Bishop Amat’s spokesperson, Nancy Velasquez, hundreds — including Bishop Amat’s family, faculty and friends — contributed to the effort.
The dedication festivities begin at 5 p.m.
The building will be blessed by Bishop David G. O’Connell, Episcopal Vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region.