Remembering Marvin Hamlisch at The Palace, Saturday and Sunday, July 12th &13th, 1975
I watched both shows from the projection room at the top of the balcony. The show opened with the Brel cast performing a few selections from the hit show that had recently closed. If I remember correctly, Hamlisch hit the stage and said, “I wrote this when I was 15” and launched into a version of Sunshine, Lollypops, and Rainbows, much to the delight of the crowd. He played selections from The Sting, and A Chorus Line, saying hopefully in the future shows lIke a Chorus Line would appear in the Palace.He showed scenes from The Swimmer and had the audience choose the tryp of music for the scene, fast, slow, etc. I don’t remember wht he closed with but both nights were an overwhelming success.
The top half of Mary Strassmeyer's column in the Plain Dealer, Monday, July 14th, 1975.
The Cinerama booth in 1959
This is what the Palace auditorium looked like in 1975.
Photo by William Gesten/Foto Arts Inc.