Monday, August 1, 2011

# 3 The Ramsdell Theatre

take a walk through history!!!

On Friday July, 29th, I headed to Manistee: So Chuck and I decided to visit on of our stops on, take a walk through history: It is a beautiful building!

{We are going to see Sweeney Todd in October}

# 3 The Ramsdell Theatre

The Ramsdell Theatre
101 First St, Manistee
Business Office: 231-723-7188
Box Office: 231-723-9948
Designed by famed architect Solon S.Beman for local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell at a costof $100,000 a century ago, this ornate theatre boasts an act curtain by Walter Burridge, the scenic artist who designed the sets for the original stage production of “The Wizard of Oz”; a 26 ft. gilded proscenium; and original murals bedecking the dome and newly restored lobby. The Manistee Civic Players present theatrical productions and the Manistee Art Institute hosts art exhibits in the T. Walter Hardy Hall.

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