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The Music Man

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

207 ratings
4.6 average rating
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5 reviews
9 stars
attended May 17 2012

Great theatre, classic show, wonderful choreography and singing. We had the understudy for Marian and she gave a very good performance --beautiful voice. Only downside is that parking can be a little time consuming -- so don't plan on arriving...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 19 2012

I was surprised by how relevant the moral of this old show turned out to be. A must see for modern parents. The dance numbers were good. Most of the singing was good. Seemed to be some sound issue or voice and diction issues during our...continued

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9 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 15 2012

Robust, clever choreography for both dancing and set changes.

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10 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2012

Took my mother to see this play. She saw it in Chicago in 1958! We both loved it. As others have said, the leads were superb and the kid actors where great as well. They looked like they were having fun ~ I really enjoyed that about the show!!...continued

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11 events
5 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 03 2012

Very good production, great singing voices and dancing, excellent family entertainment (tho little boys in front of me didn't like the kiss at the end!). As an adult, there was a lack of chemistry between the two leads but other than that, it was...continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

Wonderful production! The acting, singing, and dancing were all equally good. I loved the inclusion of the high school marching band at the end.

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10 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

Absolutely delightful! Can't ask for more. The new building is wonderful, as is the ability to park below the bldg....and even to arrange parking in advance. Just great!

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19 events
4 reviews
13 stars
attended May 22 2012

Although we purchased this ticket months ago, Arena gave us a back-row seat. And while I usually have no trouble hearing dialogue in theaters, I did have a lot of trouble following the dialogue here (as well as some of the song lyrics.) I think...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 05 2012

Except perhaps for a Nats game, this is the best cure for the week after the apocalyptic storm and resultant power outage. The cast was sufficiently electric to power a small town, and the experience was magical. I had forgotten not only how...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 01 2012

It was one of the best productions of this musical I have seen--and I saw the original on Broadway in 1959! I could understand every word, and the singing was beautiful and the choreography and staging amazing. I have seen both leads in this...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 10 2012

My first time at the new Arena Stage Complex. Enjoyed the production, thought the use of performance space at the theater was creative. All seats appear to have good sightline to the stage, sound is good, and the atmosphere generally more informal...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 27 2012

My husband and I saw The Music Man on Broadway in 1959 and have seen it many times since (movies, high school productions, professional productions, etc.), but this is one of THE best. We highly recommend it. We could understand ALL of the...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

The show was very enjoyable. My 9 year old son said it was terrific!

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 01 2012

Went with my brother and sister to celebrate their birthdays. It was just the sort of light show we wanted after a blazing hot day with no power. On Sunday evening the tickets were very reasonable and we found parking on the street a moderate...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

A delightful show, imaginatively staged with an outstanding cast.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 09 2012

Enjoyed it more than we all expected. Sure it's an old and predictable piece, but thought Burke Moses hit the perfect note as Harold - suave and engaging without being over the top or show stealing. Kate Baldwin has such a beautiful voice!! The...continued

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3 reviews
9 stars
attended May 16 2012

Fabulous! The lead actors were perfectly cast for both acting and vocal performances. The supporting cast, sets, costumes, and other components were equally fine.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

Great performance. Very uplifting.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 03 2012

Great show! Uplifting! And what a treat to have the high school band play Seventy-Six Trombones at the end!

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