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Masonic Temple Theatre

500 Temple Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA
Seats (approximate): 4404

The Main Theatre of the Masonic Temple is one of the finest public halls in the United States, having a seating capacity of about 5000. Because of the arrangement there is maintained a very intimate contact between audience and stage. Aside from the Shrine Ceremonials and an occasional concert conducted by some of the bodies, this auditorium is available to the public and is becoming more and more a center for the finest things in dramatics and music offered to the people of Detroit. The decorative treatment of the auditorium has considerable detail adapted from the Venetian Gothic and in the handling of the color decoration its character his been consistently carried out. The general tone is gold which has been enlivened with red and blue to produce a quiet richness of color seldom attempted in this type of work. A great deal of careful study was given to the acoustical treatment of this room which has produced an auditorium where the hearing qualities are perfect from every seat. The auditorium is lighted by indirect light from the balcony rail and from two magnificent electroliers suspended from the ceiling. These chandeliers weigh one and a half tons each and take three quarters of an hour to lower to the ground level. They are thirteen feet over all, and eight feet in diameter. Having a jeweled effect with red, blue and amber on dimmers a great variety of lighting combinations are possible.


Productions Production Dates
Wicked - Emerald City
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
May 31, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Feb 21, 2006 - Feb 26, 2006
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 05, 2005 - Jul 10, 2005
Hairspray
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 26, 2005 - May 15, 2005
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 02, 2005 - Mar 27, 2005
The Lion King - Gazelle
Musical, Original
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Mar 29, 2004 - May 30, 2004
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Mar 09, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Feb 10, 2004 - Feb 15, 2004
The Producers - Leo
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Dec 02, 2003 - Jan 11, 2004
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Oct 22, 2002 - Nov 10, 2002
Mamma Mia! - First National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 2001 - Feb 10, 2002
Saturday Night Fever
Musical, Original
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 18, 2001
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 25, 2001 - May 27, 2001
Beauty & The Beast - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Feb 19, 2001 - Mar 04, 2001
The Sound of Music
Musical, Revival, Drama
May 16, 2000 - May 21, 2000
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 16, 1999 - Nov 28, 1999
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Mar 16, 1999 - Mar 21, 1999
Evita - 1998
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Nov 03, 1998 - Nov 22, 1998
Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk
Musical, Original, Dance, All Black Cast
Sep 22, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Feb 10, 1998 - Feb 15, 1998
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 15, 1996 - Jan 05, 1997
Miss Saigon - Second National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 28, 1996 - Jul 28, 1996
Beauty & The Beast - First National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Mar 19, 1996 - May 26, 1996
Miss Saigon - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 11, 1994 - Jan 08, 1995
The Who's Tommy
Musical, Original
Jan 19, 1994 - Feb 06, 1994
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 24, 1992 - Feb 21, 1993
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Mar 13, 1990 - Mar 25, 1990