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Opera House was prime spot to debut shows

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O’Neil’s Grocery was on the north side of Amsterdam’s East Main Street in the late 19th century, opposite the Opera House. According to historian Hugh Donlon, Opera House patrons sometimes loaded up on discarded vegetables before curtain time and showed disapproval by hurling rotten tomatoes at performers on the stage. In his book “Annals of a Mill Town,” Donlon wrote that the hard-to-please playgoers made Amsterdam a prime spot to try out Broadway shows. The ...

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