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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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The 1,250-seat Academy of Music opens in Halifax in January with William Nanary's production of Clouds. Built at a cost of $100,000, the stage was 58 feet wide, 32 feet deep and 55 feet high. The proscenium arch measured 36 feet in width and 25 feet in height. The stage was lit with gas and the auditorium with electricity. The theatre was used primarily for touring companies and closed in 1929 to make room for a movie house.