Riverside Theater Works

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Riverside Theater Works, formerly French’s Opera House, is haunted by Esmeralda, who died during a fire. “Essie” is said to haunt children who are performing in plays, and has been seen floating above the stage. Esmeralda died in a purple chair in the audience near the right side of the stage, and flowers are placed there for her before performances. But if the flowers aren’t in full bloom, it’s said that Essie will play tricks with the lights during the performance.

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45 Fairmount Ave
Boston, MA 02136
United States

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42.255009, -71.12029380000001
Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Dedham, MA (2.5 mi.)
Milton, MA (2.8 mi.)
Jamaica Plain, MA (3.8 mi.)
Brookline, MA (5.3 mi.)
Norwood, MA (5.8 mi.)
Westwood, MA (6.0 mi.)
Quincy, MA (6.0 mi.)
Needham, MA (6.1 mi.)
South Boston, MA (6.5 mi.)
Braintree, MA (6.6 mi.)

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  1. hi, im someone who has been in performances there! one time during winter someone put a nutcracker on her chair instead of flowers, and the sound and tracks were glitching, until someone else put flowers to replace the nutcracker. this was during annie jr, in 2018. i was “kate the orphan”, which was a lead role, it was my first mic.

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