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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Guthrie 360°


If you're curious what all this Guthrie hubbub is about, then here's a great, great time-waster. A complete virtual tour--including 360° panoramas--of nearly every nook and cranny of the new complex. Courtesy of the Minneapolis Star-Trib.

I seem to recall some carping a year ago at the unveiling. Still haven't been myself. From the pics I'm just amazed this much money--and it screams money--was raised in this country to build a "legitimate" (i.e. not for touring musicals) theatre! With three spaces and plenty of audience lounging space, seems like the funds were put to good use so far.

Drool away...

2 comments:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

While it does look a bit like a giant IKEA store on the outside (thanks to its blue facade and yellow windows), it's what's inside that counts. And that is pretty spectacular.

Edward Einhorn said...

I was there for the TCG conference and given the tour. My God. Honestly, the theater is nice, but the backstage--the scene shop, the props shop, and especially the costume shop...my God. and the number of personnel in each...My friend directed there a few years ago, before the new building, and she said it was the most luxurious experience directing she ever had. Now...I say again, my God.