After a $6 million renovation, the Arie Crown Theatre's acoustics have really improved. In order to accomplish this, architects dropped the ceiling and pushed the walls inward. The seats have been reupholstered, new carpeting has been added and new sound and lighting systems installed. With its new dividing curtains, the theater can provide a variety of seating arrangements that range from 2,034 to 4,239. Featuring a large proscenium stage, the Arie Crown has hosted marquee concerts such as Whitney Houston, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, D'Angelo, Smokey Robinson, Elvis Costello and Natalie Merchant.