The Morton Theatre

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The Morton Theatre

Athens, Georgia
Athens-Clarke County

One of the first, and the oldest surviving vaudeville theatre in the United States, uniquely built, owned, and operated by an African-American; the Morton opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Morton Theatre hosted early acts such as classical pianist Alice Carter Simmons, Butterbeans and Susie, Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver and Roy Dunn.

Interior:
500-seat, acoustically superb auditorium
Lighting system: ETC Express 72/144 with 96 dimmers and Source 4 lighting instruments with 3 Lycian Super Arc spotlights
Sound system: Yamaha MC 32/14 FX 32 channel audio system allows broadcast of pre-recorded and live sound reinforcement and recording
Flying system: 24 rigging lines, 3 sets of black legs and borders, a mid-stage black traveler, powder blue cyc, 3 on-stage electrics, and a black curtain at rear


Property Features

Balcony, Elevator, Galleried Landing, Mezzanine, Reception Area

Projection Booth


Architecture Style
Period - Beaux Arts

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