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Backstage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury

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There is something exciting about being backstage in a theater, the energy, the excitement, the costumes and lights, all elements of what makes the performing arts magical. The Palace Theater www.palacetheaterct.org located on 100 East Main Street in Waterbury is offering a special backstage tour to visitors on the first Friday of the month from February through June. The dates for these tours are February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6.

Tours have been scheduled to start promptly at 11 a.m. and will run approximately one hour. The tours are lead by "Palace Theater Ambassadors" that will regale participants with the rich history of this marvelous 90 year old historic gem. These specially trained volunteers will tell stories highlighting the theater's history, architectural design and share entertaining anecdotal information from the little known to the well known secrets of the Palace Theater.

The tours are $5 per person, to reserve your spot on the tour call the Box Office at 203-346-2000. Best of all, walk-ins are always welcome. If there is a group of 15 or more people that want to take the tour, the Palace is offering a special boxed lunch and tour package for $20 per person that has to be reserved three days in advance.

If the weather is bad, tune into WATR 1320 AM or call the Box Office at 203-346-2000 to see if the tour has been canceled.

About the Palace Theater

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Palace Theater was built in the Renaissance Revival style in 1920 and offers year round performances. For information about performances please visit www.palacetheaterct.org or call the box office at 203-346-2000. For information about the Litchfield Hills visit www.litchfieldhills.com

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