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Synetic Theater at Crystal City
Between 18th St S and 20th St S 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202
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4 stars
The weather was pleasant.. I wore a nice shirt and pants. As casual or as festive as you wish..
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Use Metro. Went on a Saturday night, used the Metro trip planner and arrived at Crystal City exactly when promised.
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"The Light in the Piazza"
35 ratings
3.8 average rating
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52 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 09 2010

I was worried that I may not like this show since it was a smaller production than Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. I am happy to say you don't miss the larger production at all. The music is still beautiful, and the acting is very good....continued

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15 reviews
24 stars
attended Mar 14 2010

I am firmly on the fence concerning this play - Didn't hate it nor did I love it. On the last song, I laughed because I was not sure that the play was over - very flat end to the play. The musicians, however, were magnificent!

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attended Mar 09 2010

The acting, singing, set designs and musical ensemble were top notch. This theater is so intimate that the audience truly feels part of the story. Just one small complaint which probably has more to do with the venue than the singers-- when the...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

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Book by Craig Lucas

Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel

Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co., owner of the original motion picture Light in the Piazza

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer

Directed by Molly Smith

The Light in the Piazza is sponsored by Margot Kelly Arena’s own Molly Smith directs an intimate, chamber version of this musical that won six Tony Awards (including Best Score) and hearts across the country, being hailed “a magnificent theatrical achievement” (Chicago Tribune_) and “absolutely transfixing” (San Francisco Chronicle_). Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss) has distilled Elizabeth Spencer’s novella to a poignant tale about the essence of love, aided by the lush music of Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins).

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.