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The Orpheum returns to Beaux-Arts glory with historic renovation

The Orpheum returns to Beaux-Arts glory with historic renovation

Closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Orpheum Theatre is set to reopen in the fall. The theatre is considered a landmark in part for its Beaux-Arts style which is being painstakingly restored. Construction on the theatre commenced in 1919 and it is an example of “vertical hall” construction,” a design style valued by customers for sight lines and musicians for its great acoustics.

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Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past

Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past

Six months into a nearly yearlong renovation that will restore the Orpheum Theater as a live performance venue, members of the design team that orchestrated the work say the project has been mostly smooth sailing.

The 96-year-old Beaux Arts-style theater, which has hosted vaudeville acts, silent films, talkies and most recently the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, is undergoing a renovation that will wash away nearly a decade of neglect.

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A Sign of the Times | Civic Theatre featured in Preservation in Print Magazine

A Sign of the Times | Civic Theatre featured in Preservation in Print Magazine

Amidst a flurry of revitalization in downtown New Orleans, the Civic Theatre is reborn with the latest in lighting and sound technology and its distinctive historic elements restored.

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