Venue Details

228 Star Starred
The National Theatre
Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20004
202-628-6161
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"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
70 ratings
4.6 average rating
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92 events
92 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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201 events
76 reviews
59 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
14 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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