Friday, May 17, 2013
Palace Theater Columbus Ohio
We enjoyed The Tenors, previously known as The Canadian Tenors. They were fabulous!
The theater opened back in 1926, and was primarily used for Vaudeville Acts of the day. Because Vaudeville performers needed to be heard, the acoustics were truly focused on in the theaters design. Many great performers have taken the stage here like: Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Jackie Gleason, Gypsy Rose Lee, Glenn Miller, Mae West, and Jack Benny to name a few.
The Palace Theater holds some interesting history. Back in the 30's, 40's and 50's, many traveling acts stayed for several days or a week at a time. The back stage area of the theater, was in fact like a hotel for the performances. They had their rooms, a front desk to pick up their keys, a play area for the performers children, and even a pet bath below the stage with a ramp. The rooms were titled for the various cities along the vaudeville tour.
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