Vaudeville Vignettes is where we’ll share stories about past, present and future vaudeville-related events, people, and places that influence and inspire the Dark Follies.
The years were kind to the theater and a majority of the original architecture remained intact until restoration projects began in the 1930s. Both cosmetic and structural repairs were needed to keep the theater from collapsing. In 1997, restoration professionals used original construction details to guide in the in-depth recovery of this prized theater to its former glory. Most of the decorative details had been recorded in paintings in such vivid detail it allowed artists to replicate all the individual pieces of the theater. Even the original fabric used in the theater was able to be recreated with the help of local artisans.
Although the theater is no longer used to host intimate shows, it is still available for small gatherings. The hard work and donations of many helped to restore this place to its former glory.