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“Wonderful venue with great accoustics” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merrill Auditorium

Merrill Auditorium
Portland, ME
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Ranked #10 of 136 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The concert hall for a variety of musical and theater performances.
Portland, ME
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Wonderful venue with great accoustics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This auditorium was upgraded some ten or fifteen years, ago. Every seat allows great viewing and perfect sound quality. The Portland Ballet Company and The Choral Arts Society just put on The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace. The choreography, by Nell Shipman, dancing, and music were superb. The audience could not stay in their seats at the end of this moving and beautiful performance. I've seen other performances at the Merrill: Ira Glass, La Boheme, Lucinda Williams, Cirque de Soleil. If you are in Portland, check out The Merrill's offerings. You'll be glad you did.

Visited April 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“A worthy opponent to Boston's offerings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Portland Symphony Orchestra;, conducted by Robert Moody, presented a masterful interpretation of an eclectic selection -- Elgar, Barbar & Hovhaness. Excellent acoustics; enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience; clean, spare design. My only disappointment was the lack of interaction with the audience - he conducted but didn't connect. Very disciplined orchestra and Martin Perry's performance of Barbar's Concerto (with a lovely dedication) won me over entirely. Multiple encores said it all! There are many performances lined up for the spring which will delight families and well as traditional music lovers. Give it a try!

Visited April 2013
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Laval, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We been there to see Rock of ages. The place is very nice, they take the time to bring you to your place. The only thing i didn't like is the sound that wasn't loud enough but the rest was just perfect.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Maine
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“Symphony is wonderful here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The auditorium is a great place for concerts and shows of all kinds. Prices of events are very reasonable.

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New England
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“Average is Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The space is beautiful. I find the seats uncomfortable. And, when does someplace designed to fit so many people have enough bathrooms? Sometimes the pre or post concert events are poorly organized. The parking situation is like it is in the rest of Portland - generally inconvenient. When we saw a musical there in the second or third tier, it was very hard to understand, or even hear, the music.

Visited April 2012
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