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The National Theatre
Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20004
202-628-6161
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2 reviews
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If you are planning to order a 2nd drink/snack during intermission, pre-order them the first time so you can skip the long lines.
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We paid for advance parking through Panda Parking website. We just drove in the selected garage around the corner - no discussion on where to park- it was all set up for us.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
70 ratings
4.6 average rating
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90 events
90 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

This was a good show. The singing was very good but a bit old fashioned sung mostly in operetta style. The staging was a bit bland and monochromatic, but overall a good show for the price. A shocking bit of theatre was playing out in the audience...continued

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193 events
73 reviews
58 stars
attended Dec 25 2013

It was good, but some of the voice during the singing numbers seemed muffled or not as clearly articulated as the spoken sections.

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13 events
6 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

I am sorry to say I was disappointed with this production. I had trouble understanding the words which was made more difficult by having more than one person singing at the same time. This was especially true when Bess and Porgy were singing. ...continued

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