Once a year, the Opera House opens its doors to the public so everyone can see the inner workings of the theatre.
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We were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the dressing rooms, rehearsal studio and costume shop- including the wig and make-up area. We saw seamstresses at work and rows upon rows of costumes. On the table were designs for upcoming performances that would soon be transformed into an actual wardrobe.
Guests were guided through underground corridors and saw a trap door where actors are raised through the stage during some shows. It was so cool. I've seen a ton of musicians make their grand entrance through the stage floor, but never saw how they actually do it. Basically, the ceiling is removed and the artist basically climbs through the hole in the ceiling.
We had a bird’s eye view of the layout of the theatre from the second floor, then we descended the ornate staircase and walked down under the sparkling chandeliers in the Grand Lobby.
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