Tonight’s the Night – Salt Lake City Opens the Eccles Theater

22 10 2016

160824slc022-hdr-2-4k-1kFinally – it was opening night at the Eccles Theater, the newest addition to the dynamic center of Utah.  On Main Street a block south of Temple Square, Salt Lake City now has one of the best performing arts theaters in North America, and maybe even the world.  Tonight the glamorous tuxedoed and gowned crowd were treated to performances by Broadway stars Megan Hilty,  Brian Stokes Mitchell and Rita Moreno and a party on-stage afterward.  The local press covered the event extensively.  Here are links to some of the stories.

10/20  Welcome to the Eccles: Salt Lake City’s New Theater Opens With an Array of Guests

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10/18  Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony heaps praise on new $119 million Eccles Theater downtown

10/16    New theater, skyscraper, plaza set the stage for downtown’s next big act

10/16  With Eccles Theater, a new curtain rises in Salt Lake City’s love affair with theater

10/16  The Playhouse That Ralph Built ? Ex-mayor sees it as a ‘source of joy … for years to come’

10/14  New Eccles Theater Opens Oct. 21, joining Salt Lake County’s ‘family of beautiful venues’

160911slc075-1-4k-1k10/9   Rita Moreno Will Emcee Eccles Theater Opener

10/6  New Eccles Theater Gears Up For Its Debut

 

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