Despite the fact that 2018 set a new record in Greensboro for precipitation including almost a foot of snow in December, the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is on schedule for its opening in March of 2020.

The Tanger which was first discussed by the City Council at its annual retreat early in 2012, took a while to get off the ground, in fact some people predicted it would never get built, but now with construction well underway and the grand opening a little over a year away even some diehard opponents admit it will soon be the focal point of downtown Greensboro.

Coliseum Public Relations Manager Andrew Brown said that with only the show Wicked of the inaugural Broadway Season announced, they had over 7,000 deposits for season tickets. The deposit is $100 and is fully refundable, it puts people in the front of the line to buy season tickets to the Broadway Series when they become available.

Brown said that the full line up of six shows would be announced in April and they were expecting another big bump in season ticket deposit sales after that announcement.

Someone in the know said that the Broadway Season was an extremely impressive first season and people would be “wowed” by the lineup once it was announced.

Brown said the large number of deposits demonstrated the pent up appetite for this type of entertainment in Greensboro.