ORION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Mt. Ararat Middle School is home to the Orion Performing Arts Center. The Orion is used not only by our students, but also by other schools in our district, community groups, and other independent organizations. It is the largest performance space in the region and a tremendous asset, one that greatly enhances the District’s capacity to cultivate interest in and appreciation for the fine arts in our schools and community. Consequently, we feel an obligation to ensure that it is kept in good condition.
The Board has established the position of Auditorium Coordinator to administer its policies and procedures regarding the use and management of the Orion. The Coordinator, with the assistance of an Advisory Board, has developed a set of Audience Behavior Expectations. Among other things, these emphasize that no food, gum, or beverage (except water) may be brought into the Orion and no feet should be placed on the seats or seat backs. Theater etiquette indicates that audience members should refrain from entering and exiting the auditorium while a performance is in progress. We appreciate everyone’s assistance in helping to maintain this beautiful facility. If you have any questions about the Orion or would like to book it for a performance, please contact the Auditorium Coordinator at 729-2950 x2509.