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Synetic Theater

Address: 2611 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 1 703.824.8060
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Ranked #7 of 26 Activities in Arlington
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We are 'theater buffs', being subscribers to Synetic for a number of years now. We also go to numerous other theaters in the Arlington, DC, MD area and are volunteer ushers at a few more. (Some people spend time and $$$ golfing, fishing, going to pro sports, collecting toy trains ... we go to the theater.) Synetic T in Crystal... More 

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Washington DC
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201 reviews 201 reviews
41 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently spent an evening enjoying Beauty and the Beast. Like previous productions we've been to (Midsummer Night's Dream, Portrait of Dorian Grey), B&B was inventive and was a refreshing change from the Disney version. I enjoyed the telling of the old folk tale. We had gotten used to seeing stories acted out without words so we... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Fusion is fascinating! I went to the Synetic theater expecting the musical Jekyll and Hyde. Instead, I got a ticket to 90 minutes of music, acting, gymnastics, dance, lights, film, special effects and not one spoken word. It was truly a spectacular theatrical experience!!! Other perks! 1. I went to a pay what you can preview! 2. free parking in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been attending Synetic's SIlent Shakespeare series for years - your first reaction will be that Shakespeare without the text just cannot work. Trust me, it does. The story and emotions are conveyed through movement, costumes, original music and inventive staging (for The Tempest a water pool covered most of the stage evoking the sea and island setting of... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stumbled across this theater while seeking Metro access from our hotel. We pondered the worthiness of this theater for my birthday evening and I am SO pleased we took the plunge. The theater is very spacious and comfortable. Our last minute seats were perfect (2 X $45) for the presentation of The Three Musketeers. What a witty, humorous and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We came accross this Synetic Theater a little by coincidence, and what a tremendous surprise we got. This is theather is the most professional way at the most affordable price. The Three Musketeers was entertaining, funny, very well done and truly unique, which is impressive considering the high standards of such a tale. The actors were superb. The special effects... More 

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Rockville, Md.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We have been to Synetic many times, and we have almost always enjoyed the performances. They are very inventive and unlike most dance theaters you will go to. In my opinion, their wordless Shakepearean performances are the best. And the Metro stop couldn't be more convenient!

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Washington, DC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I have been to several of the Synetic Theatre's productions of Shakespeare plays without words. And I will be back for more. Without dialogue, it is useful to know the plot line. But the acting is so powerful, that's not even necessary.

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Philadelphia, PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Synetic's brand of theater blends narrative, movement, technology and a visceral approach that's compelling. While not every show is a home run, they are consistently inventive. The theater is easily reached by Metro. There's not much around for dinner/drinks, so you're better off eating elsewhere and then driving/training to the theater. It's a 5-minute walk from the Crystal City metro... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Beloved and I went to see Jekyll and Hyde. Not having done my homework I did not realize this was a wordless show. It was a great surprise that the lead and supporting cast were phenomenal. My thinking was this would be campy, and although there were moments where they came close to the campy line...a Michael Jacksonesqe dance number... More 

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