Hello Dolly at Fords Theater Thur April 11 7:30pm & Dinner 5:30pm (20% Discount)

RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE COMING. We have a Discount Code BROADWAY giving us 20% off on rear orchestra seats.  To get this discount, you must purchase through Ticketmaster.  The performance starts at 7:30pm.  We have made reservations for dinner at 5:30pm at Bistro D'oc Restaurant (see details below).

Hello, Dolly!
book by Michael Stewart
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
music direction by James Moore
choreographed by Karma Camp
directed by Eric Schaeffer
March 15-May 18, 2013

In the Tony-winning musical farce Hello, Dolly!, the cantankerous half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder hires matchmaker Dolly Levi to find him a wife. Dolly soon hatches a plan to woo and win Vandergelder’s hand herself, while simultaneously arranging romantic prospects for his niece, his clerks and two of Manhattan’s most eligible shop girls. Jerry Herman’s memorable score and charming lyrics place the irresistibly mischievous Dolly center stage, making the role one of the most celebrated and high-spirited in musical theatre. Eric Schaeffer (Meet John Doe) returns to direct this enduring musical favorite in a co-production with Virginia’s Signature Theatre.

Cost:  $48.25 includes all theater and Ticketmaster fees for rear orchestra seats

Call Ticketmaster [masked] and give them discount code BROADWAY, or order online from Ticketmaster and enter discount code BROADWAY.

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Seating Chart


Use promo code BROADWAY. Discount is 20% for members of our meetup.  See seating chart for Rear Orchestra Seats. And remember, there are no bad seats in this intimate theater. Rear orchestra right side, facing the stage, seats are K2 - K18 with K2 being an aisle seat, going back to O2 - O15. Rear orchestra left side, facing the stage, seats are K1 - K17, with K1 being an aisle seat, going back to O1 - O15. Rear orchestra center has 4 pairs of seats: N101 and N202; O101 and O201; N109 and N110; and O109 and O110. Looks like these give you plenty of leg room.


A limited number of discount tickets are set aside for patrons younger than 35 for select performances (see schedule below). Tickets are $17 for Fly and Our Town; tickets are $18 for Hello, Dolly!. Discount is available for rear orchestra and balcony seats only. These tickets may be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster online or by calling [masked]. Use promo code UNDER35. You must show ID at the Box Office once arriving at the theatre. Limit of six per person. Discount is not available for groups of 20 or more.

Dinner at 5:30 at Bistro D'oc Restaurant (French), 518 10th St NW, (between E St & F St) and directly across the street from Fords Theater.

Pre Fixed Menu is $25.00, a very good deal, but you can also order off the menu.




Directions from Metro:

Metro Center: Red line and Blue/Orange lines. Take the 11th Street exit. Walk straight ahead to the corner which is 11th and F Streets, NW. Turn left one block to 10th Street and turn right onto 10th. Ford’s Theatre is located on the left, half way down the block between F and E Streets.

Gallery Place: Red, Green and Yellow lines. Take the G Street exit. Walk toward the museums (away from the MCI center) to 10th Street, NW. Turn left on 10th Street and walk 1 block. Ford’s Theatre is located on the left, between F and E Streets.

Archives/Navy Memorial: Yellow and Green lines. Exit at Pennsylvania Avenue. Walk to 10th Street and turn right. Walk 1 block to Theatre located on the right between E and F Streets.

Driving Directions: http://www.fordstheat...

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  • Darlene Broadway B.

    I especially loved the music. And what added to the event enjoying the company of others before the performance at Bistro Doc. Plan to do many more events like this a Fords.

    April 27, 2013

  • Nabila

    It was nice meeting everyone. Enjoyed the dinner and the show!

    April 14, 2013

  • Christine P.

    Enjoyed the play and the dinner. Thanks for organizing this event, Darlene!

    April 12, 2013

  • Christine P.

    Not traveling this week so will be able to join the group. Have my ticket.

    April 10, 2013

  • joyce

    Sadly, I have to change my plans. Hope to meet you soon for another event. Joyce

    April 8, 2013

  • Carole Tangney S.

    Oops, sorry, guys - never got around to getting my ticket. Procrastination never pays! :( Catch y'all next time.

    April 4, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Joyce, there are no more seats in the rear orchestra and discount only applies to those, so you will have to pay full price. There are only 6 more seats left for this performance that we are attending, Thu, Apr 11, 2013 07:30 PM. It wasn't clear to me if you had purchased a ticket. Please confirm if/when you have a ticket, and I will add you to the dinner party. Look forward to meeting you. Darlene

    April 4, 2013

  • joyce

    I will be coming for dinner and the performance. Discount code pls. Joyce

    April 3, 2013

  • Nabila

    Looking forward to the dinner and show and meeting everyone!

    March 25, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    I made reservations for the 6 of us at Bistro D'oc Restaurant at 5:30PM which is when they open their doors. We will enjoy a drink and socializing until 5:45PM, when we will place our order. Let me know if your plans have changed and you are not joining us for dinner before. Hope you all can, as it makes for a nice evening. Darlene

    March 25, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    There are about a dozen seats left, some in the orchestra and some in the balcony. If you have not purchased your ticket, you should do so right away. This is a popular performance.

    March 24, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Pre Fixed Menu of $25.00 includes a glass of house wine: with tax and tip, the total comes to $32.50 we figured. Please bring cash to pay your bill. The restaurant opens at 5:30pm and that is the time of our reservation. Looking forward to meeting you all. Darlene

    February 27, 2013

  • Nabila

    I'm in left orchestra row E! Looking forward to it..:-)

    February 24, 2013

  • Maxine F.

    I look forward to seeing this show, I have seen it before - that was a long time ago, love the music from this one!

    August 30, 2012

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    I purchased Rear Orchestra seat K6. Tickets went on sale to the public on August 20th, so buy your ticket now.

    August 30, 2012

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