Aug 20, 2012

Guess This (Theatre) Photo

This photo was taken by Permanent Collection artist Laura Gilpin of John Gaw Meem standing on the balcony of the FAC's original theatre!

As you can easily notice walking through the FAC halls, Meem integrated Art Deco elements with Southwestern influences for his architectural design -- the stylistic hybrid that originally attracted Alice Bemis Taylor to Meem's work, leading her to commission him as the architect for the Grand Opening of the FAC in 1936. Here's a quick glance at some of the original theatre's specs:

30' x 21' height of the original proscenium arch
43' x 53' size of the original stage, including orchestra pit
399 seating capacity
950 weight (in pounds) of Palmer Hargrave's aluminum and glass chandelier
48 number of lamps in Hargrave's chandelier
3 number of artists (all from Taos) involved in painting the murals for the theatre lobby (now Café 36)
+$1 million cost of FAC 50th Anniversary renovation (in 1986), which included new carpets, drapes, upholestery, lighting, sound and projection
$3.5 million cost of 2005 renovation, transforming the old theatre into today's SaGaJi
+10,000 number of performances taken place in the Theatre space

Celebrate the rich history behind the Theatre's Silver Anniversary in a host of ways. We feature post-performance TalkBacks with the cast, as well as backstage tours and have even added a sixth production to the line-up of musicals, film adaptations, Tony Award winners/nominees, and much more. We've also added the Music Room as an additional stage to four shows. See the entire lineup here. Buy a theatre subscription for the 2012-13 season, which includes tickets to the entire season's shows at up to a 35% discount off regular pricing. Call the Box Office for more info 719.634.5583 or email at

Theatre Subscriptions:
$60-$150 (Members $60-$135)
4 Pack FlexPass — FlexPass serves as an alternative to the Theatre Subscription if you are uncertain of your schedule. Subscriptions do allow for unlimited ticket exchanges.
$130, $32.50/show (Members $120, $30/show)
5 Pack FlexPass
$165, $33/show (Members $150, $30/show)
6 Pack Flex Pass
$200, $33.33/show (Members $180, $30/show)

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