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As part of the opening for the Dorothy K. Merrill Community Arts Center-East Ride High School campus on Feb. 22, Woodbury Community Theatre performed a retrospective of its 40 year history.

Black box theater now open


It's finally here.

After nearly 10 years, several starts and stops and a reshaped vision, the Dorothy K. Merrill Community Arts Center is finally a reality.

Arts Connection held a grand opening for the Dorothy K. Merrill Community Arts Center-East Ridge High School campus on Friday.

The East Ridge campus includes the new black box theater.

"It's so exciting," said Michelle Witte, executive director for Arts Connection.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.