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The Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 1903 "Beaux Arts" style theater, designed by the architect John Galen Howard. The Cutler Majestic Theater has been so important to the Boston community that it has garnered two Boston Magazine "Best of Boston" awards, and the 1992 Historic Neighborhoods Foundation Award for enhancing and preserving the design and social heritage of the city of Boston. The theatre is a member of the national League of Historic Theatres and is a Boston Historic Landmark. Former mayor Raymond Flynn proclaimed April 26, 1989 to be Emerson Majestic Theatre Day.
A look at the past
It was originally built for theatre, one of three theaters commissioned in Boston by Eben Dyer Jordan, son of the founder of Jordan Marsh, a Boston based chain of department stores. He succeeded his father in 1895 as president of Jordan, Marsh and Company. He expanded that dry goods firm into the foremost unit of a major 20th century department store chain. The Cutler Majestic Theater was converted to accommodate vaudeville shows in the 1920s and eventually into a movie house in the 1950s. The change to film came with renovations that transformed the lobby and covered up much of John Galen Howard's original Beaux - Arts architecture.
For the music
Jordan built the Cutler Majestic Theater for the broad range of European operas. He built Jordan Hall as a fine concert auditorium, and in 1909 he built the Boston Opera House on a nearby Huntington Avenue site to house Henry Russell's Boston Opera Company. The latter was destroyed in 1957, leaving only the Majestic and Jordan Hall as purpose-built opera facilities. You too can enjoy the musical wonders that the Cutler Majestic Theater has to offer when you visit with your Boston car hire.
Catching up with the times
The Cutler Majestic Theater continued to show movies until 1983 as the Saxon Theatre. By then, the theater began to deteriorate both in appearance and in programming. In the mid 1980s Emerson College purchased the theater and restored it to its original Beaux- Arts appearance. The theater today is a performing arts center for both Emerson College and the community at large. It is the home base of Opera Boston as well as frequently staging shows by New England Conservatory, Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Celebrity Series of Boston, Emerson College's Emerson Stage company and the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. The theater has again been renamed, the Cutler Majestic Theatre, after donors Ted and Joan Benard - Cutler.
Taking its place in history
Today the Cutler Majestic Theatre is Boston's most popular opera house. It is home to Opera Boston and international opera producer Teatro Lirico d'Europa, as well as the New England Conservatory Opera Theater. Musicals, dramas, dance, and classical music also grace its stage.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places, and is a "Boston Historic Landmark". The theatre is located at 219 Tremont Street in Boston's theater district. Seating just under 1 200 people. Visit this historic landmark with your Boston car hire today!
Before you goK
For a more thorough tour of the Cutler Majestic Theater you can opt for a private walking tour available for $5.00 per person, cash only. To schedule a tour with your Boston car hire you can call (617) 824 8000. Tours are scheduled based on theatre availability and last approximately an hour.
For more information when you visit the Cutler Majestic Theater with your Boston car hire visit their official website at www.maj.org or call (617) 824 8000.
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