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The Music Man

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

207 ratings
4.6 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 18 2012

I would give it four stars. The show was excellent; the lead singers were fabulous. All in all, very entertaining and worthwhile.

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7 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

It was fantastic! The audience loved it!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

It was SPECTACULAR. Such talent! So engaging! A Wonderful evening. The theater setup allows everyone a "front row" seat!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

Kate Baldwin was wonderful in this production. Her voice is terrific especially when she sing full (wish she would stay away from the "girly" sounds in the high) keeping the throat open and the quality large and round. Her musicianship was...continued

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2 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 17 2012

Loved every minute of the Music Man. We thought it might not be up to par with an understudy in the lead role, but the entire cast was strong. Both great singing and great dancing. Arena uses its theater in the round so well. Costumes were as...continued

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

Music Man is a "big show", felt small and cramped on a small stage despite despite heroic staging effort. Lead was terrific,

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 22 2012

Music Man was great fun. Acting was outstanding. I must say, however, that having seen Oklahoma at Arena as well, it's difficult for any musical to match the quality of that show.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Saturday evening performance was accompanied through the second act by a loud feedback type screech over the sound system. Apart from an ad lib by the actor playing Harold Hill ("that's a funny sounding bird"), no mention was made of the sound by...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 30 2012

Terrific performances all around. Great dance numbers. The decision to put the performers in more contemporary clothing didn't work for me, but it didn't really detract from the wonderful performances.

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 22 2012

The best Marion and Professor Hill I've ever seen. I was aching for them to end up together. Super dancing. Stunning singing. Great from start to finish.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 19 2012

The Music Man at Arena Stage was excellent. A superb cast, with great use of the "in the round" stage. Dancing, voices, and staging were all first-class. This was Broadway quality, a lot closer to home!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 18 2012

The production was wonderful, and the seats we had were excellent.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

The show was well-acted, especially when you consider that it was done in a arena stage. All actors worked the show 100%; the chorography was done well, again, interesting to see from many angles; I especially enjoyed Act 1, Scene 1.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 21 2012

The show was fabulous! My son and I really enjoyed it. kudos to the cast and crew for a wonderful job! Molly Smith did it again - another great performance at Arena Stage!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

We were a bit surprised to see that the show was in the round, or square to be more correct, as we hadn't been to the "new" arena stage yet. I was afraid that the show might be diminished in some way without sets and backdrops but that was not the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

A great production--Arena always delivers great musicals. Broadway bang for less buck. And in a much nicer, more intimate setting too.

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1 review
20 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

A toe tapping family friendly show. Following in the tradition of Oklahoma...this rendition of The Music Man is excellent. This was a great buy and all seats in the theater provide great views and sound.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

A wonderful performance with a superb cast.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

As good as ANY show I've seen in NYC or London! Really strong cast with excellent dancing/ staging/costumes. Go see it. Now.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 21 2012

Best musical I have seen at the Arena.

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