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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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28 events
16 reviews
14 stars
Parking: disastrous! We drove around for 20+ minutes and missed the beginning of the show. The residential zoned parking down there is in effect 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight, making on-street parking impossible for a show. Even metered -- except for a few spots on Maine Avenue. We finally made it through the endless automated voice prompts on Arena Stage's phone line to reach a person to ask where to park. "1101 N Street has a parking garage. Not really -- it's monthly parking only. But across the street, at the 1100 building, if you go down an alley and around to the back of the building (very poor signage), there is an entrance into the garage for the public. $12 on the weekends. Really?!! In SW DC ?
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The meal at the Catwalk Cafe was surprisingly wonderful! What a find!
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"The Music Man"
207 ratings
4.6 average rating
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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

The play was great - however I used to think there was no such thing as bad seats at Arena... NOT TRUE.

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Not knowing the story behind this musical, I wasn't really sure what to expect. The play was good but a bit corny. I usually like something with a bit more depth.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

The show was very well done. Actors, music, dancing were wonderful. My only complaint was missing quite a bit of the dialogue. Hard to catch with the quick pace of the show.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Arena’s got no trouble at all … As sturdy, moving and enchantingly sung a Music Man as you’re ever likely to come across.” -Washington Poststory.html _
“Wonderful … The perfect show for families” -Maryland Theatre Guide
“Delightful … you’re going to love it.” -We Love DC
“An incredible theatrical feat … Burke Moses’s performance as Hill is spot on … [Kate] Baldwin’s voice is true talent.” -Broadway World


Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

Directed by Molly Smith

Choreography by Parker Esse

Featuring Burke Moses (Disney’s _Beauty and the Beast) _and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin

Illustration by Doug Fraser

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.