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Masonic Temple Theatre

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

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
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.
Wicked - Emerald City
May 31, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Annie
Feb 21, 2006 - Feb 26, 2006
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Hairspray
Apr 26, 2005 - May 15, 2005
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
The Lion King - Gazelle
Mar 29, 2004 - May 30, 2004
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Jesus Christ Superstar
Mar 09, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Annie
Feb 10, 2004 - Feb 15, 2004
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
The Producers - Leo
Dec 02, 2003 - Jan 11, 2004
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
42nd Street
Oct 22, 2002 - Nov 10, 2002
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Saturday Night Fever
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 18, 2001
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Feb 19, 2001 - Mar 04, 2001
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
The Sound of Music
May 16, 2000 - May 21, 2000
Musical Revival Drama
Chicago
Nov 16, 1999 - Dec 05, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Annie
Mar 16, 1999 - Mar 21, 1999
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Evita - 1998
Nov 03, 1998 - Nov 22, 1998
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
Sep 22, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Annie
Feb 10, 1998 - Feb 15, 1998
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Show Boat
Mar 11, 1997 - May 18, 1997
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Beauty & the Beast - First National
Mar 19, 1996 - May 26, 1996
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
The Who's Tommy
Jan 19, 1994 - Feb 06, 1994
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
The Wiz
Sep 22, 1992 - Sep 27, 1992
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
Starlight Express
Nov 06, 1990 - Nov 25, 1990
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 13, 1990 - Mar 25, 1990
Musical Original
Cabaret
Oct 25, 1988 - Oct 30, 1988
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Dreamgirls
Sep 16, 1986 - Oct 19, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
Sugar Babies
Apr 23, 1985 - May 05, 1985
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
42nd Street
Nov 06, 1984 - Dec 16, 1984
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
May 15, 1984 - May 20, 1984
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Evita
Apr 16, 1984 - Apr 22, 1984
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
The Wiz
Feb 21, 1984 - Mar 04, 1984
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
The Wiz
Jan 24, 1984 - Feb 05, 1984
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
Woman of the Year
Dec 23, 1983 - Jan 08, 1984
Music by John Kander; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Comedy
Hello, Dolly!
Apr 19, 1983 - May 01, 1983
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Zorba
Feb 22, 1983 - Mar 20, 1983
Zorba
Feb 22, 1983 - Mar 20, 1983
Zorba
Feb 22, 1983 - Mar 20, 1983
Music by John Kander; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival
show Boat
Dec 14, 1982 - Jan 01, 1983
Musical Revival Drama
Peter Pan
Nov 02, 1982 - Nov 28, 1982
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Evita
Feb 23, 1982 - May 09, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
The King and I
Oct 27, 1981 - Nov 29, 1981
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Camelot
Sep 11, 1981 - Oct 11, 1981
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival