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The Music Man

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

207 ratings
4.6 average rating
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39 reviews
17 stars
attended May 16 2012

This production brings back the spirit of the original. Using minimal props and set design, Arena focuses on the singing, dancing and sheer talent of the show's stars. Fun to see the kids used more as well. A hit for the whole family, and another...continued

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25 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

Great acting and singing. Really fun night!

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24 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Fantastic show in every way - the actors were incredible and the play was magical.

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20 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 05 2012

This is a nearly flawless performance of "The Music Man." Whether you are new to the musical, or have seen the movie version of it in the past, you will love this version. Kate Baldwin, the actress who plays "Marian the Librarian," has a...continued

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19 reviews
28 stars
attended May 27 2012

Excellent! Well staged, sung, and acted throughout. A delightful afternoon.

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16 reviews
10 stars
attended May 22 2012

Great musical, fast paced and delightfully presented in the round with a superb cast. Highly recommend.

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16 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

This was one of the first musicals I'd ever seen as a little girl, so was fun to watch it again as a "young girl" in her 60s! I took my 14 year old granddaughter (who loves musical theater and she really liked it too) and my 12 year old grandson...continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
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15 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

one of my favorite musicals. my 1st time seeing it on stage. production was great.

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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

GREAT show! Singing was superb, acting was great, the story still holds a message for today.

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13 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

The actors were excellent and made the musical well beyond my expectations. Couldn't say enough good things about how beautifully performed this was. The theater-in-the-round concept made it so that there wasn't a bad seat in the entire house. ...continued

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nancy
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12 reviews
1 stars
attended May 16 2012

Love the show. Arena Stage is the best venue in DC. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Love the close proximity to the show, and was able to meet the actors after the show outside. Fantastic.

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended May 18 2012

Absolutely outstanding. One of the best musical performances we have seen--and we are very frequent theatre-goers. Production superb in all respects--go if you can. We thought it superior to Arena's production of Oklahoma which was well...continued

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11 reviews
7 stars
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11 reviews
13 stars
attended May 15 2012

We saw this in previews and clearer still needs more time running the show. Good chorgraphy, great singing, but for some reason for me it didn't connect. Maybe after a couple weeks will be a stronger show.

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9 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 14 2012

It's quite amazing how Arena can put on these big Broadway musicals on that somewhat small stage, and make you feel like you're seeing the real deal. Great talent all around -- and can't beat the music. Wonderful!

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 01 2012

My husband and I enjoyed Music Man. It has "aged" well.
All seats at Arena stage are all good.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

The acting and performance was was done well. My biggest issue was the material. The show felt dated. This show had 1400 showings while at the same time West Side Story had 700. West Side Story has much more memorable songs. I also wish they...continued

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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 05 2012

A good, solid production. Always fun to see a musical at Arena and how they're going to stage it. Kate Baldwin was a terrific Marion, Burke Moses a charming and able Harold Hill. Choreography was fun and lively. But this was the first show I'd...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

Fabulous! Energizing, feel-good play! The lead actors, as well as the whole cast were first rate! I highly recommend it for all ages.

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