Miller Symphony Hall

23 North Sixth Street,
Allentown, PA 18101

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lazydave on January 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm

The Lyric was a stop on the last surviving burlesque circuit in the United States. The Saturday night shows were wonderfully entertaining and drew huge crowds, including lots of couples. I think the shows were still going into the 1960s. Does anybody know just when they ended?

desalp on July 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm

To help keep the doors open in the late 50’s the Lyric featured traveling burlesque on Saturday nights. I have fond memories of when my friend and I would buy the cheap balcony seats and spot his father’s bald head down in the orchestra.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm

The Lyric Theatre as designed by John McElfatrick was Romanesque Revival in style, but sometime around 1920 the 6th Street facade was entirely replaced with a new Beaux Arts front. The side wall along Court Street remains Romanesque to this day.