Archive of Once Upon a Theatre #0706
At Ann Arbor’s 75-year-old Michigan Theatre, an aging pipe organ served as keystone to the downtown’s heritage preservation.
RICHARD WHITING: Hooray for Hollywood! MEL BROOKS: Medley, from The Producers. HUBERT GIRAUD: Sous le ciel de Paris. MARGUERITE MONNOT: Hymne a l’amour. CHARLES DUMONT: Les flonflons du bal –Steven Ball (1927 Barton/Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI) Michigan CD-1001
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The 13-rank Barton pipe organ, restored to original condition, is played Wednesday through Sunday before the showing of all evening films. Thanks are due to Gayle Steiner, Henry Aldridge, David Lau, Scott Smith, the Michigan Theatre Foundation, the American Theatre Organ Society, and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for encouragement and cooperation.