Thursday, February 18, 2016

Organ Stop Pizza

For a fun night of entertainment, you can't beat Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa.  One evening, we went there with Cindy.  Their pizza is good and the music that come out of the organ is amazing.  The organ was originally built for the Denver Theater and installed in 1927.  By the late 1930s, it was rarely heard.  Now it can be enjoyed here in Arizona.

In the past we have been their with a group from our RV resort.  At that time, we learned more about the organ's history and the organist demonstrated its many different components.  We didn't hear that last week, but we did enjoy the program.

The organ and organist rise out of the basement on a rotating stage.

This view shows illuminated areas with various part of the organ, from bellows to pipes to an accordian.

We were seated just to the right of the stage.

At times, the organist turned to the audience to announce who was celebrating birthdays.

 I don't know how they do it, but at one point the music being produced by the keyboards also made these puppets dance.  How fun!

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