David Austin had a vision. He saw potential in what most people would have thought looked like an old warehouse/auto mechanic shop. He had some misgivings at first. The neighborhood at the time left much to be desired. With some ingenuity, focus, creativity, that warehouse could become an entertainment mecca. And today all David Austin's hard work has paid off in the form of Stage 52. On the Strip of West Washington Boulevard. Since its openings in 1999, stars like Blair Underwood, Ted Lange, Della Reese, Ella Joyce, Dawn Lewis and Aloma Wright(scrubs) have all helmed projects at the theatre. The state of the art theatre boasts video and recording capabilities, rear screen projection, an amp system and CD recordings in both houses, on a 99-seat theatre with a separate 45-seat cabaret theatre which is booked throughout the year and has a loyal following.