Sunday

Motown the Musical at the Oriental Theatre Chicago

I've always wanted to visit the site where the "fire proof" Iroquois Theatre used to stand in 1903 when the deadliest theatre and single building fire in USA history ended over 600 lives during a performance of Mr. Bluebeard (I wrote a 12 page paper for my Theatre History II class...) and now I've finally been! After the Iroquois burned, it was torn down and the Colonial Theatre took it's place. In 1926 the Oriental was built on part of the land where it once stood. People around Chicago continue the rumor that the Oriental Theatre is haunted and a lobby usher also told me he once felt something whip by him late at night... almost like a light. The theatre was BEAUTIFUL and I was so happy to be seeing Motown the Musical. The show was so fabulous and I love Motown music so much and my parents do, as well! Definitely go see a show at the Oriental in Chicago if you can! XO 
love, polly

6 comments:

~K said...

Wow, what an impressive place!
Glad you had a good time!

Faye Caroline - oh-darling.net said...

Oh wow that is such a stunning theatre! Most of the theatres in London are supposed to be haunted too haha!
Glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed the show!

Lottie Bel said...

What a stunning place, I love every single corner of it!
The story of the haunted theatre is the typical! I guess everybody wants an own phantom of the opera :P
Love,
Lottie | Little Once Upon a Time

Delores Harshaw said...

Oh what a stunning place. I hope Chicago is suiting you well <3

The Braided Bandit said...

This theatre looks so dreamy! I am so excited to follow along with you on your new adventure girl!
xo Hannah

The Braided Bandit said...

This theatre looks so dreamy! I am so excited to follow along with you on your new adventure girl!
xo Hannah