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33 Variations Reviews

Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
4.7 average rating
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61 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 26 2007

I am a pianist, but no Beethoven. However I enjoyed the premis, with the present dilemma contrasting very well with the time and sickness of Beethoven.

DC's Diane Walsh was a supurb pianist in interpretating the haunting variations.

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 24 2007

Congratulations to Arena Stage for premiering this marvelous, moving play. I see no reason why it could not be eminently successful on Broadway. In addition to the superbly sensitive work of the actors, the piano playing of Diane Walsh is nonpareil.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 24 2007

This is a fascinating play and a first-class production. I'm thinking about going back and seeing it again.

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 24 2007

This was an amazing production and Goldstar got us great seats! I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 24 2007

This is a watershed dramatic event -- tieing the world of Beethoven's composing of his great 33 piano variations, brought to life by live piano excerpts, to that of the challenged sleuthing of a musicologist to understand the composer's driven...continued

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23 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 09 2007

This is a wonderful play! The actors are well cast and top notch. The set design, lighting and staging are highly creative. The pianist is superb and her playing really pulls everything together. It's an intriguing story and the subplots are...continued

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22 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 05 2007

An important play from the creator of The Laramie Project and the director of I Am My Own Wife. Kudos to Arena for taking a chance on this world premiere. Stimulating and fascinating, with interlocking themes and variations of its own. ...continued

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65 events
17 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 28 2007

A tremendous play. Beautifully staged, intelligent integration of live music with the story, well-acted, and themes that I'm still chewing on. All of the theatrical elements came together in a coherent and captivating way. I want to see it again...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 07 2007

It was a wonderful, well acted and thought provoking play. It was also a great venue, with parking right there, which was convenient. I recommend everyone see it!

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14 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 07 2007

The live music really enhanced the whole experience. I went with my 16 year old son who's a musician. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! He of course did not mind the occasional nudity either!

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 28 2007

Though it started a little slow, by mid-way through the first act I was completely engrossed by the mystery of Beethoven's 33 variations and the lead's own person stuggle and mystery. A great new work by Moises Kaufman that will leave you thinking.

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SK
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 05 2007

A really wonderful play and event.

The Kreeger Theatre is intimate so any seat in the house is a good one, although you obviously want to sit in the center because you miss a little action if you are on the far sides. My Goldstar seats were...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 28 2007

Excellent play! Performance was unbelievable! I enjoyed it immensely. Must see!

Thanks! Karen

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1 review
9 stars
attended Sep 09 2007

THIS IS THE BEST SHOW I HAVE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME.
MY ATTENTION DID NOT WAIVER FOR AN INSTANT. I SAY,
RUN, DO NOT WALK, AND GET TICKETS!

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14 reviews
23 stars
attended Sep 08 2007

Lovely!! You do not have to be a Beethoven fan to love this play! The interaction between mother, daughter, boy friend, good friend, and then Beethoven, was magical! The acting was superb! The pianist did a great job, and the duet she played with...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 07 2007

Different, creative, and well-acted.

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9 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 25 2007

One of the highlights for me was the open discussion with the author/director afterwards! That was a real treat.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 28 2007

It was fascinating to be able to participate in the creative process.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 09 2007

A somewhat slow first act gave way to a very moving second act. The performances were superb. Well worth seeing.

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 29 2007

Please read the reviews and support Arena Stage.

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