“If you want to help the American theater, don’t be an actress, be an audience” – Tallulah Bankhead
The Museum group got the show on the road and visited the Orpheum Theater. We made a song and dance of our visit to the theater which was built in 1927 and originally used for vaudeville acts. Our two knowledgeable docents set the scene and ran the show as they showed us the ropes. We did not drag our feet as they kept us on our toes as there is so much to see. We got the full dog and pony show as we learned about the people who built the theater, and the people who saved the theater, as told by people who love the theater. The tour of the building, the explanation of the architecture, the story of the history, the sound of the organ, made the tour a show stopper. While the Orpheum was a tough act to follow, we had a nice lunch after our tour.