Sarasota Opera House

61 North Pineapple Avenue,
Sarasota, FL 34236

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

The article on the theater’s closing stated that it could seat 1,245 people: 794 in the auditorium and 451 in the balcony.

42ndStreetMemories
42ndStreetMemories on February 24, 2008 at 10:43 am

The Opera House is just completing a one-year renovation project.

I had the opportunity to tour it recently and the result is stunning to say the least. Of course, always a thrill to see grand old theaters still open and appreciated by a community.

Here’s a link to today’s Herald Tribune with some great photos:

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Jerry

theatreorganmana
theatreorganmana on November 12, 2005 at 5:25 am

The Edwards Theatre had a small Robert Morton theatre pipe organ, which was installed in 1927.

teecee
teecee on February 16, 2005 at 5:22 pm

On January 31, 1952, it became host to the world premiere blockbuster DeMille movie, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which had been filmed in Sarasota. Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, and Dorothy Lamour brightened the town with stardom.
Here are some photos from the event:
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