The Kracum Performance Hall, named for benefactors Rich Kracum ’76 and Laurie Weiss Kracum ’76, is the centerpiece of the Weitz Center for Creativity’s new Music and Performance Commons.
- The fully accessible 400-seat auditorium is soundproof, so concerts won’t affect activities in surrounding rehearsal rooms.
- At 1,923 square feet, the stage can accommodate a choir and an orchestra simultaneously, and provides ample space for dance performances and other events.
- Swinging panels provide flexible entry and exit points. Monitors show what’s happening onstage.
- Backstage panels open to a hallway that leads to a greenroom and piano and equipment storage rooms.
- Adjustable acoustic cloud panels allow musicians to shape the hall’s aural interplay to suit their performance style and instrumentation.
- A built-in recording studio allows students to capture and mix live performances.
- Stage lights hang from catwalks for easy access and reconfiguration.
- LED houselights can be set to a variety of colors to alter the mood for a performance.