Moore Or Less
Moore Or Less
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It’s often said that you have to love the old Moore Theatre like you have to love your grandma who always seems to have that strange old people odour about her. Built in 1907, The Moore, located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street, two blocks from Pike Place Market, is Seattle oldest operating theatre.  It has seen better days, and sure, like grandma, it does have a pungent smell about it, but its still a grandiose old theatre.


Not many know that The Who’s rock opera Tommy was first produced at the Moore as a full stage production in 1971 by Seattle Opera, and included Bette Midler in the roles of the Acid Queen and Mrs. Walker. And I’ve seen some great US debut concerts there by emerging British stars, such as David Gray, James Blunt and KT Tunstall.


And showing that although you can take the boy out of Glasgow, you can never quite remove Glasgow from the boy, Billy Connolly performed there recently – but I decided to give it a miss, as I’d much rather remember the ‘Big Yin’ of the Parkinson era of the late 70s, when he was a raw and very dangerous Glasgow export than now, being treated for prostate cancer and early symptom’s of Parkinson’s.


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