Bite-Sized History: Opening Night 1878

From the ashes of the Temple, The Music Hall rises as Portsmouth’s first purpose-built theater. See the entertainments of the day – including minstrel shows – and the purchase of the theater by none other than Frank Jones.

This video project comes to us from J. Dennis Robinson and filmmaker Jay Childs and serves as the perfect companion to the definitive Music Hall history book authored by Robinson, Music Hall: How a City Built a Theater and a Theater Shaped a City.