The Buzz of the Beehive: Eccles Theater

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The Buzz of the Beehive: Eccles Theater

Emma Flood, Arts and Entertainment Writer

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All of the busy bees in our beehive state have been buzzing about breathtaking building on the corner of Main Street for quite sometime. The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater will be opening on October 21st, 2016 after 50 years of dreaming, 8 years of planning, and 2 years of building. There will be a three-day celebration on the weekend of the grand opening starting with a black tie event with a premiere performance on October 21st at 7:30pm. On October 22nd, the community is invited to view the venue while enjoying free community arts entertainment from 10am-5pm. October 23rd will conclude the celebration with a free performance in the Delta Performance Hall from 8:30am-10am, followed by an open house from 10am-2pm. More information can be found here

The theater will be featuring Broadway shows like Hamilton, Dirty Dancing, Newsies, Cinderella, the Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, and many more. Not only will Broadway shows be featured there, but so will local events, performances, and national productions. The Delta Performance Hall will be able to hold 2,500 people (even bigger than the Capital Theater, which only holds 1,800 people) along with a small black box theater that holds 150 people. The theater will also feature a terrazzo floor that has been completed by local artist Laura Sharp Wilson. It will be featured in the grand lobby of the theater and represents different groups of people who live in the Salt Lake Valley.

The theater is located on 131 South Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City, which is very easy to get to using Trax and other forms of public transformation. Tickets will be available here.

Deseret News

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