Construction Begins on New B Street Theatre

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SACRAMENTO -- A highly anticipated project is finally one step closer to being complete. The ground breaking for midtown's new B Street Theatre marks a major milestone for the $25 million complex.

For those who hold the Sacramento staple close to their hearts, construction on the new B Street Theatre can't start soon enough.

"We've done as much as you can do with an old roofing factory converted into a theater as possible," said actor Dave Pierini.

Thursday's ground breaking at the theater's new location on 27th and Capitol kicked off 18 months of construction.

When it's all finished it will house two theaters, one for children with 350 seats and a main stage with about 250 seats. The new and improved B Street will serve 20,000 more kids and will have the title of one of the nation's few fully professional theaters for children.

It was a group effort. Sutter Medical Center donated the land to build the 40,000-square-foot complex and a $3 million forgivable loan from the City of Sacramento helped make this dream a reality.

"We are very grateful for the support and love that the community has for B Street, and we want to honor that by doing great theater for kids and adult," said Buck Busfield, founder of B Street Theatre.

The theater is set to open in late 2017.