As promised…

In February, I told you all about going to New Orleans to see Kinky Boots. It was an absolutely fantastic show with lots of great songs and some major talent. I think we were seeing some of the stars of tomorrow for sure. The dancing was amazing as well. A very fun show.

The theatre itself is large and seats a vast amount of people but every seat is good and the acoustics are awesome. It was like they were right near us even though we were in the balcony. I believe the seating capacity is around 4000.

The inside of the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans is impressive all by itself. It’s like being in Italy with the stars shining down on  you. There are statues along the ceiling and the stars really do twinkle. It’s a magical place even before the show starts.

There’s no photography allowed inside but I “borrowed” some pictures from the website so you can see. It’s a lovely theatre and was built in  1927. We also have a Saenger Theatre in Pensacola and there’s one in Mobile, Alabama, too. They were built by two brothers, Julian and Abe Saenger. Ours is Art Deco as well  but not nearly as impressive as the one in NOLA.

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10 responses to “As promised…

  1. Wow, this looks like an amazing experience. 🙂

  2. Wow. That theater is awesome. I could just sit and enjoy that alone. Add in the energy of Kinky Boots and you must have had a great time! 🙂

  3. Wow, what a fantastic location. Thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Must try to catch it over here; haven’t been to a good show for years.

  4. Valerie J. Patterson

    Wow! Very nice. They wouldn’t even allow photography prior to the show? What a shame. Looks incredible, though. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

    • yeah, they get all anal when they see people taking pics so I didn’t even try it. LOL. Jillian

      • Valerie J. Patterson

        Aw, that’s too bad. Nothing wrong with admiring an old building and taking a few snapshots. I can see preventing it during a performance and all that, but before??

      • I agree. The broadway theaters are like that too. I sometimes wonder if it’s just overzealous ushers. 🙂

      • Valerie J. Patterson

        That very well could be. If no one takes photos before perhaps they won’t during, but I was just recently at a theater in Pittsburgh and I took several photos of the interior just to remember my trip there–that I an love old theaters! But once the lights went down, I was all about the show I came to see and wanted nothing to do with a camera or a phone!

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