Terri Nunn leads Berlin in concert at Guild Theatre

Terri Nunn took a second to survey the place, seeking out at the 500 lovers who stuffed the freshly opened Guild Theatre in Menlo Park to capability for her band Berlin’s live performance.

“It’s an honor to be one of the to start with in your new theater,” explained the SoCal singer. “It’s gorgeous.

“They spared no price.”

Nunn, of course, is an qualified on music halls and theaters — acquiring played a just about unfathomable variety of them because Berlin shaped in Orange County in the late ’70s. And she’s correct on with her assessment about this just one, which ranks as the greatest new concert venue in the Bay Location.

All of the reasons for that ended up nicely on display screen throughout Berlin’s fun clearly show on Saturday, Might 7. It was the initial time that I had been to the venue considering the fact that it opened on Feb. 24 with a efficiency by Robert Glasper. While I did do a hardhat tour of the making back in January, as the former film palace — which closed its doors in 2019 following a 93-yr run — was in the midst of its $35 million transformation.

Patrons gather for a Berlin live performance at the Guild Theatre Saturday, May possibly 7, 2022, in Menlo Park, Calif. Menlo Park’s Guild Theatre was a short while ago rebuilt. (Photo by Jim Gensheimer) 

The completed product or service — or, maybe far more properly around-finished, considering the fact that there are continue to some chores still left on the to-do listing — is fairly remarkable. It’s an intimate concert house, with a vibe far more like that of a supper club than a standard theater, and you are in no way significantly from the significant stage no make a difference in which you are in the location.

It’s difficult to decide whether or not the very best spot in the household is the key ground, right in entrance of the stage, or the balcony with its good view of the performers. In phrases of the Berlin display, however, it was certainly the previous due to the fact Nunn created her way out into the group twice through the evening.