Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre`

Last night, Stephen took me to see the Nutcracker by the Atlanta Ballet! It was my first time at the fabulous Fox and it did not disappoint! Here are some pictures! 

According to, the beguiling sky is actually a vaulted ceiling painted ultramarine blue. The twinkling stars are 11-watt bulbs fixed above three-inch crystals. The drifting clouds are produced by a special projector.

There is "mighty mo" the organ, the second largest in the country, behind Radio City Hall's organ.

Atlanta is so lucky to have the Fox Theatre! It has teetered on closing and destruction twice in its history, but Atlantans have fought to keep it! It is now a National Historic Landmark and will be preserved indefinitely. The interior was a design masterpiece by Trompe L'oeil, and features a strong Arabic influence. From the false beams, balconies, and tents to the ornate grill work hiding air conditioning and heating ducts, virtually every practical feature was disguised with artistic fantasy. According to, the Fox is irreplaceable, literally! Today it would be impossible to rebuild. It was built in the 1920s and barely made it through the Great Depression, but was locally owned and kept up. It seats almost 4,700 people and hosts 300 shows per year. The Fox Theatre was one of the earliest air conditioned buildings in the country, preceding even the White House AND it was heated by coal until 1995. Cool huh? If you haven't been to the Fox it is a must!

Afterwards, Stephen and I went next door to the Publik Draft house.  It was the perfect after show spot and has an amazing drink menu! We had some fabulous cocktails and learned alot from our extremely knowledgeable bartender.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

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