Edgewood High School plans April expansion; includes major new performing art space

Karen Rivedal:

The project, pegged for an early April start pending final approvals and some additional fundraising, also could be a boon for the community. A 17,500-square-foot theater addition is the project’s biggest piece, expanding opportunities not just for Edgewood students but also potentially for Madison-area youth theater groups that struggle now due to a “huge shortage” of performing spaces, Elliott said.

The high school plans to make the expanded theater available to those groups, similar to how East High School pledged to share its $4.7 million theater renovation with community theater groups in July.

“It’s going to be a very impressive theater,” Elliott said.