Orpheum The­atre

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The Orpheum Theatre was purchased by the city of Minneapolis to invigorate the theatre district. This 2,600-seat theatre is used for a wide range of programs, including large touring productions such as The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon.

Working with the architects and city planners, Schuler Shook's principal designer Michael DiBlasi guided the expansion of the stage house, development of backstage support rooms, and specification of new stage lighting and rigging systems. The rear wall of the stage house was removed, the stage was made deeper and a loading dock and dressing rooms were added.

The facility has been heavily utilized since its renovation. The Orpheum Theatre's reputation for technical accommodation afforded it selection as the rehearsal and preview house for The Lion King prior to its Broadway premier.


Minneapolis, MN