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ZACH Theatre unveils new South Austin venue

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An expansion nearly six years in the making is finally complete.

On Saturday, the ZACH Theatre Company unveiled its new Topfer Theatre in South Austin. The new venue seats more than 400 people and spans 32,000 square feet.

Money for the project comes from a 2006 bond election, plus nearly $9 million from private donors.

The building’s namesake, Mort Topfer, said he's happy to see it complete.

"It makes me very proud,” Topfer said. “The most amazing thing about the ZACH theatre is 90 plus percent of performers are from Austin. It's all local talent that put on these Broadway shows and I think the quality of the performances is equivalent to Broadway."

The ZACH Theatre is the longest running theatre company in Texas.

The first show to hit the new stage will be Ragtime in October.

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