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Haunted Phoenix: Reawakening Sleeping Spirits At The Orpheum Theatre

Phoenix has a deep, interesting history. And, that includes some more spooky stories. Ghosts, mostly nice, still roam the halls of some of our most well-known locations. And, leading up to Halloween, The Show visited three of them for the series "Haunted Phoenix."

The Orpheum Theatre downtown originally opened in the late 1920s. A recent renovation has helped restore it to past glory and, quite possibly, brought back some of its more spirited residents.

The Orpheum has been hosting visitors this week and telling them the tales of ghosts who call it home. The Show spoke with David Cruse, theatrical venues manager for the city of Phoenix, to learn about who the spirits are and why they’ve returned or, in some cases, never left.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.