Serving the historic Tivoli
Theatre in Downers Grove, IL, the
members of the Tivoli Stage
Crew provide technical support
for community and professional
live stage shows.
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Tour: Interior and Organ
Tivoli Stage Crew
Repainted in 2003, the interior was redone in
a color scheme designed by the late Joseph
DuciBella, the premier interior designer of
this style of architecture in the country.
There are no color photos of the original
paint scheme from 1928, so it was decided to
be “true to the period” but not attempt to
reproduce the original colors. The
repainting took two men 1 year to complete.
The gold paint is real gold, not imitation gold
which would tarnish over time.
Our organ is a 3
manual, 10 rank,
Wurlitzer pipe organ
that was made in
1924 and originally
installed in the
Indiana Theatre in
East Chicago, IN.
Virtually all the parts
except the relay are
original to this
instrument. The relay
has been upgraded to
a microprocessor system with MIDI playback and record capabilities. With
that feature the organ can be played as a “player piano” when no organist
is available to play it live. Further information about the organ can be
found on the History and Technical Info pages of this website.
Interior and Organ