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Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID, USA
Seats (approximate)
2030

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Morrison Center is Idaho's most prestigious performance complex, nestled on the bank of the Boise River and a part of Boise State University. With a panoramic view of the city, parks and mountains, it enriches the lives of all its patrons. The product of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. The Center features a 10-story stagehouse which drops to six stories for the performing hall and three stories for the academic portion. It is 455 feet in length and 183,885 square feet in area. The lobby, with its rich burgundy carpet and cedar ceiling, leads to the Main Hall, where patrons can be seated on either the mezzanine level (732 seats) or the orchestra level (1268 seats). The proscenium arch is 60 feet wide and 30 feet high. The stage, 68 feet deep, features an orchestra pit large enough to accommodate 75 musicians. The Main Hall combines tan brick walls, wooden diffusion panels, and burgundy carpet and seats to create a warm ambiance. Acoustically, the room is like a large musical instrument that can be tuned by adjusting ceiling and wall acoustical drapery. Whether the performance is a solo or a full musical production the Center will have excellent acoustics. Because no seat is further than 131 feet from stage, audiences will have an unusual intimacy with the performers.
Media
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Musical Original Comedy
The Play That Goes Wrong
Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 02, 2020
Play Original Comedy
Les Misérables
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019
Musical Revival Drama
Wicked - Munchkinland
Mar 06, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
The Lion King - Rafiki
Oct 17, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 14, 2018
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
The Phantom of the Opera
Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Musical Original Drama
Dirty Dancing
Mar 04, 2017 - Mar 05, 2017
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Feb 09, 2016 - Feb 11, 2016
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
The Sound of Music
Sep 14, 2015 - Sep 16, 2015
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Dec 02, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Wicked - Munchkinland
Apr 16, 2014 - May 04, 2014
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Hello, Dolly!
Mar 04, 2014 - Mar 06, 2014
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Sep 13, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Sep 19, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
War Horse
Jun 05, 2012 - Jun 10, 2012
Songmaker: John Tams
Play Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
May 03, 2011 - May 15, 2011
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Ain't Misbehavin'
Mar 24, 2009 - Mar 26, 2009
Musical Revival Revue
Monty Python's Spamalot
Oct 30, 2007 - Nov 03, 2007
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Chicago
Sep 26, 2006 - Sep 28, 2006
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Sweet Charity
Sep 05, 2006 - Sep 10, 2006
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
The Producers - Leo
Sep 14, 2004 - Sep 19, 2004
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Jul 24, 2001 - Jul 29, 2001
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Nov 14, 2000 - Nov 15, 2000
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Chicago
Apr 08, 1999 - Apr 11, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jul 26, 1996 - Jul 28, 1996
Musical Original
The Secret Garden
May 10, 1994 - May 11, 1994
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Sep 21, 1993 - Sep 26, 1993
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Oct 29, 1991 - Nov 03, 1991
Musical Original
M. Butterfly
Sep 27, 1991 - Sep 27, 1991
Written by David Henry Hwang
Play Original Drama