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Synetic Theater

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Address: 2611 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 1 703.824.8060
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Creative Synthesis of Drama and Illusion

You have to look a bit for the theater - in the Crystal City Underground, across from the parking - but the experience once you get there is well worth it. Beauty and the Beast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

You have to look a bit for the theater - in the Crystal City Underground, across from the parking - but the experience once you get there is well worth it. Beauty and the Beast was told through acting, acrobatics, "shadow theater," pantomime, beautiful lighting, and a bit of narration. A beautiful, creative experience. The theater is only a couple... More 

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Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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