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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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The 1,100-seat Academy of Music, designed by Moses Washburn of Boston, opens in Saint John, New Brunswick, at a cost of $55,000. Its stage measures 48 by 52 feet and its proscenium arch 38 feet in height and 31 feet in width. Lighting is achieved with calcium lights and 22 stage footlights. The theatre burns down in June of 1877.