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)
BROADWAY BOUND/THE USHERS DISCOUNT
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.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS:
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."