Fisher Theatre3011 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI, USA
ABOUT THIS THEATRE
The Fisher Theatre opened as a movie and vaudeville house on November 11, 1928. It featured Mexican-Indian art, banana trees, a goldfish pond and wandering macaws that audience members fed by hand. In 1961 David Tobias Nederlander and his sons began managing and booking productions for the newly redesigned Fisher Theatre, which was a success from the start. Here they built the countrys largest subscription audience. The new Fisher Theatre is adorned with marble, Indian rosewood, walnut paneling, and crystal and bronze decorative work. The original 3,500 seats were scaled down to 2,089, to ensure an intimate atmosphere with optimal sightlines and excellent acoustics. Over the last 40 years, the Fisher Theatre has been a favorite venue of many of Broadways brightest stars, like Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Joel Gray, Bernadette Peters and Lynn Redgrave, and world premieres of Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweet Charity and Golden Boy. In recent times the Fisher Theatre hosted the start of the National Tours of Billy Joels Movin Out, and Disneys High School Musical!