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The Florida Prep Theatre

Photo of the stage in The Florida Prep Theatre as it was being readied for ‘Peter and the Starcatcher.’ Design by David McQuillan Robertson. Photo by Pam Harbaugh.


Florida Prep is stepping up big time into the cultural community.

It has committed to a $125,000 donation to the Henegar Center. In honor of the educational institution, the Henegar Center will name its mainstage THE FLORIDA PREP THEATRE.

The announcement was made at a special reception where Dr. Marshall Willman, president of Florida Prep, presented a check to Dr. Cliff Bragdon, presidnet of the Henegar’s board of directors and retired vice president of strategic initiatives at Florida Tech.

The Henegar Center produces a season filled with live theater and runs a successful theater educational program called the Feller Theatre Academy.

“With our goal of developing a life-long appreciation for the arts in our community matching up so perfectly to Florida Prep’s support for the arts, this partnership is a match made in theater heaven,” said Roger Hughes, the Henegar Center’s newly appointed executive director.

Florida Prep was formerly known as Florida Air Academy. It is both a day school and boarding academy for boys and girls in grades 5 through 12. It was bought last year by Chongqing, China-based Newopen USA.

To lean more about the Henegar, visit Henegar.org.