A 1.8 million dollar project brings new life to the Erie Playhouse, and crowds filled the house for Mamma Mia!
The Playhouse has a brand new green room, lighting system and viewer-friendly accommodations.
Performers said the best change is the new orchestra pit.
Jim Griffey is a member of the band of more than 40 years.
He told us the pit lets musicians play to their full potential — not worrying about being too loud near the audience.
Another long-time performer Linda Wingerter said the changes make the experience more exciting for both the crew and the guests.
They told us Mamma Mia! is the perfect, high-engery musical to show off the renovations.