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Orpheum Theater cleans Czechoslovakian Grand Chandelier

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 21:57:13-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Orpheum Theater lowered its 1,700 pounds Grand Chandelier Friday for its annual cleaning so it will sparkle during the upcoming season, including Hamilton.

It takes all day to lower the theaters chandeliers, dust them off, replace bulbs, and raise them again.

“It's such a historic building it’s important to make sure everything looks great and is in great condition,” Laura Kendall, Vice President of Programming and Education, Omaha Performing Arts said.

The Great Chandelier was imported from Czechoslovakia in 1927. It has 247 lights, 16 feet tall, and 8 feet in diameter.

“That really just brings the chandeliers to life, a good cleaning,” Matt Lentell, Director of Operations, Omaha Performing Arts said.