A History of Leadville Theater: Opera Houses, Variety Acts by Gretchen Scanlon

By Gretchen Scanlon

while the West was once wild, the glitziest streets in Colorado ran via Leadville, the place opera, style and burlesque lit up Magic urban theaters. Theatrical legends Buffalo invoice and Oscar Wilde graced the Tabor Opera condominium, whereas progressive Susan B. Anthony reached a coarse mining viewers from a degree atop a bar. Thomas Kemp spared no price at the risque Black criminal on the Grand relevant Theater, entire with a grand waterfall, a trapdoor and dragons. keep on with Leadville historian Gretchen Scanlon via those theatrical glory days, from the glamorous productions and stump speeches to the offstage robbery and debauchery that stored the drama going even if the curtain fell.

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