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OrpheumTheatre, New Orleans: 1 reviews and 1 photos

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by grandmaR

I really wanted to go and hear the Messiah which was being given here at the Orpheum. But it was so hard to figure out how to get tickets (the ticket office didn't appear to be open during the day), and Bob wanted to hear Christmas music (like carols). So he persuaded me not to try for the tickets.

The Theatre is the home of the Louisiana Philharmonic.

The Box Office opens 1 - 1/2 hours before showtime.

Built in 1921 and renovated in 1989, the theater is reminiscent of many classic European opera houses with an ornate vaulted ceiling and baroque-inspired decoration. The theater is an example of "vertical hall" construction built to provide perfect sight lines and acoustics for the vaudeville shows who didn't have the benefit of amplifiers or modern lighting. Its this attention to audio and visual detail that makes the Orpheum the finest theater in the South.

Dress Code: I assume that one needs to be dressed fairly nicely, but this is - after all- New Orleans

Some upcoming performances:
Thu, 11/17/05 07:30 PM
Sat, 11/19/05 08:00 PM Mozart's Great Mass

Sun, 12/04/05 01:00 PM
Sun, 12/04/05 05:00 PM Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Thu, 12/15/05 07:30 PM Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Sun, 01/15/06 02:00 PM
Sun, 01/15/06 07:00 PM Gregory Popovich's Comedy & Pet Theater

Thu, 01/19/06 07:30 PM
Sat, 01/21/06 08:00 PM Siegel Plays Beethoven

Sat, 01/28/06 08:00 PM Billy & the Hillbillies

Address: 129 University pl, New Orleans, 70112 -
Directions: (Across From the Fairmont Hotel)
Phone: (504) 524-3285
Theme: Theater
Website: http://www.orpheumneworleans.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2005
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