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Violet @ Fords Theater Thur Feb 6 7:30pm (20% Discount) w Dinner 5:30pm

Here's a rave review on DCMetroTheaterArts:

"****1/2 A stunning area premier comes to the stage at Ford’s Theatre as the musical Violet carries on their 2013/2014 season. With music by Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, this touching and uplifting musical is filled with soul and is a rigorous run of emotions from beginning to end. Directed by Jeff Calhoun with Musical Direction by Jay Crowder, this story of a physically scarred girl on the road to aesthetic redemption will touch your heart in a deep and meaningful fashion. There is a powerful message beneath the scars of humanity, whether they are physical or emotional, and Violet’s story reveals that in a blinding joyous light."

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 which will be listed as a separate event because it is optional.  (see details below).

Cost:  $49.25 includes all theater and Ticketmaster fees for rear orchestra seats

Call Ticketmaster (800)[masked] and give them discount code BROADWAY, or order online from Ticketmaster and enter discount code BROADWAY.

For online order, here is the link below.  You must click on "GOT AN OFFER CODE" and enter BROADWAY.  That will give you the seats that you can purchase for a total of $49.25.

Promotions and Special Offers: BROADWAY…
US $49.25 (US $40.00 + US $9.25 fees)

Purchase Online

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.

Dinner at 5:30pm at Bistro D'oc Restaurant (French),[masked]th 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.

Note:  Dinner is a separate meetup event and the size of necessity will be limited.  You are encouraged to join the group for dinner, but you can also just take advantage of the discount and just attend the performance.  Dinner is an opportunity to mingle with others who also enjoy theater.  You are also encouraged to pay $5.00 dues to support this meetup.   If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding this event, please address them to me personally to [masked] or through my meetup email or call my cell phone number which I will provide to those who RSVP.


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...

About the performance, Violet.

January 24-February 23, 2014
music by Jeanine Tesori; lyrics and book by Brian Crawley; based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts; music direction by Jay Crowder
; directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun
In the early 1960s, a young woman disfigured by a childhood accident travels across the South in search of a televangelist’s healing miracle. On her journey, Violet meets two young soldiers who help her learn about courage, beauty and her own self-worth. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights era, Violet’s odyssey also opens her eyes to the realities of racism and segregation. With a dynamic score of bluegrass, gospel, country and rock, Violet features a distinctly American musical voice. Tony-nominated director Jeff Calhoun (Broadway’s Newsies) returns to Ford’s Theatre to direct this touching story of love, hope and healing. The New York Post called Violet "a truly charming and meaningful new American musical."

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  • Chris

    It was great to see everyone and catch up!

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work at last minute sorry to miss it

    February 4, 2014

  • Darlene

    Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.

    February 3, 2014

  • Darlene

    See review. "Ford’s Theatre’s stunning production of Violet will have you keenly examining your own physical and emotional scars and the weight they bare on who you are and how they affect your life. Violet is a truly moving and wondrous experience to be enjoyed by all. "

    February 3, 2014

  • Darlene

    It looks like two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will return to Broadway as the title character in Violet. Word is the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley musical will play the Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre this spring. Foster, who starred in Tesori's Thoroughly Modern Millie and Shrek the Musical, headlined (and won her second Tony) in Roundabout's revival of Anything Goes.

    January 24, 2014

  • Joel M.

    It's an amazing show with a fabulous score, story and cast. Don't miss it Joel

    January 23, 2014

  • Darlene

    Violet features a dynamic score of bluegrass, gospel, country and rock music by four-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (the recent Fun Home; Broadway’s Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek the Musical). The Ford’s production stars a first-class Washington cast led by Erin Driscoll in the title role.

    January 21, 2014

  • Darlene

    “I’m excited to be directing this heartfelt musical at Ford’s Theatre,” said director Jeff Calhoun. “As we watch Violet’s journey unfold, the story reminds us to celebrate individuality, make brave choices and to say ‘yes’ in life, instead of focusing on our imperfections. It’s a story that’s rich with vibrant music and an enchanting cast of characters who discover that hope, acceptance and love are the true healing miracles.”

    January 21, 2014

  • Darlene

    Musical Violet Begins Jan. 24. Watch an Interview with Director Jeff Calhoun. "Jeff Calhoun, who staged a surefire Big River here in 2005, and did well by Shenandoah a year later, again applies his eye and ear to a tuneful tale set in rural America.” –The Washington Post

    January 7, 2014

  • Darlene

    Join us for dinner before the show. Just made reservations at Bistro d'OC on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:30pm. This works well as it is right across the street from the theater and good food.

    December 20, 2013

  • Darlene

    Fords Theater did such a great job with The Laramie Project, so looking forward to this one at Fords, and also to dinner at Bistro D'oc Restaurant! I got my ticket - get yours soon!

    October 24, 2013

5 went

  • Darlene +1, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Peter
    Dues Paid Aug 2012
  • Chris
    Contributing Member, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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