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With rose-marbled walls, crystal chandeliers, gold plaster ornamentation and huge mirrors, this theater has the look and atmosphere of a French palace. Indeed, the space -- originally opened in 1926 as a vaudevillian showcase -- was modeled after Versailles. Located next door to the Hotel Allegro (formerly the Bismarck Hotel), the venue is part of the development of a revived Randolph Street theater district. The 2,300-seat theater, with orchestra, dress circle and balcony, was renovated at a cost of $20 million. After the Cadillac division of General Motors purchased naming rights, the Cadillac Palace opened with its inaugural production of "Aida" in November 1999.