Hamilton debuts in Sacramento, brings thousands to new performing arts center – CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Broadway is back in Sacramento as Hamilton made his city debut on Wednesday. The actors were the first to take the stage at the new SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center.
Nicole Taylor was one of the thousands of “don’t throw it out” to see Hamilton’s opening night. Taylor bought his tickets two years ago and has been waiting ever since.
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“I’m really excited. Hamilton, oh my gosh I can’t wait to see him on stage instead of just on Disney + and the return of live theater, life is wonderful,” Taylor said.
“K Street itself is now beautifully closed with Golden 1 [Center] at one end and this theater renovation, ”said Broadway Sacramento CEO Richard Lewis.
This is the first show at the newly renovated Performing Arts Center in downtown Sacramento after 2.5 years of construction and COVID delays. The more than $ 120 million project now allows for bigger shows and crowds.
“Local restaurants are really going to enjoy the part where we have over 2,000 people per performance for 32 performances visiting here in the heart of downtown Sacramento,” said Lewis.
On Wednesday, guests filled the newly expanded lobby – an extension of the old building – eager to see the new additions.
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“I miss it almost every day when I go to work, and it’s fun to see the progress and amazing. It really is a beautiful building, ”said John Johnson.
Opening night brought long term plans for some ticket holders.
“I think it’s going to be great, we already have our season tickets for next year,” said Jolene Ford.
The new building that lights up the city center also shed light on the future of the arts in the capital.
“Hopefully it brings bigger shows, hopefully it gets more people to come out and enjoy more live theater, and all the other events they can do,” Taylor explained.
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Hamilton will have performances until October 10.