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“Priscilla - The Desert Queen”
Review of Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre
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USD 102.06*
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Sunset Boulevard on Broadway
Ranked #169 of 1,093 things to do in New York City
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“Priscilla - The Desert Queen”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

The Palace seems to be a broadway theatre of the more classical type. although the show itself is definately not old fashioned.
We have been watching Priscilla - The Desert Queen, a glamourous and fun show with lots of songs from the 80ties.

The Theatre impresses with old candelar, balconies, wood etc - it makes you imagine how the broadway shows must have been some years ago.

Visited September 2011
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Apple Valley, California
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“Beautiful theatre, good seat size”
Reviewed 6 July 2011

As a larger woman, I was worried about fitting in the seats in the older, smaller theatres. We had front row mezzanine seats and they were comfortable, even with my body size. Priscilla was excellent and I highly recommend it. The theatre is absolutely beautiful and small enough, you feel like you are in front orchestra. The entry is easily accessible and the line moves fast. Buy your tickets without worry and enjoy yourself!

Visited June 2011
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East Haddam, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

The changleir of the Palace Theatre is awesome. The articture of the Palace is amazing.

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“West Side Story on a Saturday Night”
Reviewed 12 June 2010

The theatre is small and the sound is good. It feels as if you just stepped in off of Times Square--and you did. The stage is probably not 75 yards from the sidewalk.

WSS is a fun show. There was a slight hiccup with a set piece during the 8PM show we saw, but the cast took it in stride.

I'm rating this theatre experience low for a couple of reasons. As theatres go, it's old and a bit outdated--especially the lobby. I was exceptionally disappointed at the crowd. It was a full house, but don't expect an engaging performance because there are so many in the audience who just don't care about behaving in a theatre. Cell phone, chatter, etc.

Attire is all over the place, another, smaller disappointment. Admittedly, it's not opera--but why can't we check denim and shorts at the door for an evening performance?

Also, don't bother to get there early. Shows start about ten minutes late and people are seated throughout the entire performance. That's a terrible way to conduct a show, too.

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Gatineau, QC
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“West Side Story”
Reviewed 21 April 2010

Really nice theatre with antique ornaments and nice chandelier. The version of West Side Story that we saw in April 2010 was great and the live orchestra was really good. I suggest you shop around for reasonable ticket price and you will be able to enjoy a great show and look around a very nice theatre.

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