Lebanon Reporter

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October 4, 2012

Milk Building theater opens for fall offering

After some recent remodeling, The Theatre at the Milk Building is ready to offer its first show in nearly two years.

The iconic milk building off Indianapolis Avenue has changed hands many times since its construction in 1914. Scott Culpepper purchased the building in 2001, and along with theater friend Nikki Hunter, breathed new life into the dusty and white-washed structure.

It took a lot of work to turn the old milk condensery and warehouse into a community theater. The interior of the 25,000-square-foot building had been painted white “something like 400 times,” Culpepper said. The milk condensery had to go through a dust inspection every year, so instead of cleaning, they just painted everything white. All that old white paint was sandblasted off, exposing worn brick. And old elevator, installed in 1901, was removed. Part of the second story was taken down to create an open theater space, and bathrooms and a new entrance were added. Also the entire exterior of the building was given a fresh coat of paint, made to look like townhomes.

Culpepper and Hunter opened for their first show in 2003. After five shows, they closed again to look at making more changes to the structure. They were closed for four years, making changes like the exterior paint job.

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