6. The Coveted Original Dressing Rooms Still Exist
While The Apollo Theater has installed modern dressing rooms, complete with showers, the original dressing rooms are where our modern-day performers want to be. They long to stand in the same space as Ella (Fitzgerald), Sarah (Vaughan), Wilson (Pickett), Gladys (Knight), and the Jackson Five.
When performers leave the dressing room, they wait in The Apollo’s Green Room, just below the stage, where they can do a bit of last-minute rehearsing, or check their appearance in the wall-wide mirror. They are keenly aware that all of the greats stood in that same room, minus the flat-paneled TV screens that now adorn each wall.