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albabewick commented about Southern Theatre on Jan 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm

If you live in or visit Columbus, this theatre boasts wonderful acoustics. I have seen various types of live performance here over the last 15 years: small-scale musicals, chamber music, full orchestras, rock music and was lucky enough to have seen the Lynn Redgrave performance in “The Importance of Being Earnest” in 2006. It is also a very beautiful theatre, perhaps the most tasteful and elegant in all of Columbus. Take someone you love to hear good music in a lovely setting!

albabewick commented about Newport Music Hall on Jan 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I attend many rock concerts at this venue and have wondered what the theatre’s past lives have been. You can see vestiges of grander times in terms of the marble staircases in the lobby, the painted-over ceiling medallion which once complemented a now-vanished chandelier. There are some decorative elements still semi-intact the higher you look on the walls.

There is a large balcony, which is opened to concert-goers for the well-attended shows.

The place has been renovated in the past few years – the HVAC is much-updated, but the character and permanent finishes remain intact. You can still feel the core character of the theatre, which seems to love its patrons whoever they may be.