From Andover Answers
The Collins Center was built in 1983 as an auditorium for Andover High School and a center for the performing arts. It was named for John Everett Collins known as Andover's Music Man. Andover paid $4.5 million for the 1,250 seat auditorium. The dedication ceremonies featured the Boston Pops with Assistant Conductor Harry Ellis Dickson. Glenn Gulezian managed the Center for seven seasons. The Andover Endowment for the Arts, a non-profit corporation, was set up to oversee the Center.
- J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts
- Lawrence Eagle Tribune, August 6, 7, 8, 1989, Three part series.
- Lawrence Eagle Tribune, August 17, 1989.
- Many Sacrifices Made Since Collins Center Closing. (photo) Eagle Tribune June 1, 1997,p.B5
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