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“Gershwin at Folly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dock Street Theater

Dock Street Theater
135 Church Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 577-7183 ‎
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“Gershwin at Folly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I would like to give it a higher rating because the show was excellent, but our seats in the balcony had an obstructed view. We couldn't see a third of the stage. I walked around and found that almost all of the side balcony seats had similar obstructions. I would like to suggest to the stage director that all pertinent scenes, dialog, etc. be placed more in the center especially the piano when "Gershwin" is playing. He was on the far left and we saw nothing. I realize the full cast dancing can't be centered, but a lot more could have been. We missed seeing a lot. If anyone goes, I suggest you don't get side balcony seats.

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“Beautiful Theatre Even Just to See the Interior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Nothing to dislike...saw a musical in this lovely theatre that has its roots back to the oldest theatre in the USA. If can't see a play, just browse thru the interior during the daytime. Very friendly staff to assist.

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“Nice Historic Theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We attended a showing of Gershwin at Folly on Sunday and it was our first time at Dock Street. Visitors should expect a more petit playhouse (smaller and fewer seats and only one aisle) and go to experience an intimate theatre of yesterday. The upside is that there are no bad seats and the easy access to the outdoor courtyard during intermission was convenient and whimsical.

Visited April 2014
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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“The Foreigner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Foreigner, was a fantastic performance, as expected by Dock Street)! We look forward to attending thier plays each year...

Visited March 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“A MUST EXPERIENCE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We saw The Foreigner a few weeks ago. We has seen it about 20 years ago and when we heard it was back, we HAD to go see it - so funny. But no matter what you see, the overall experience is unforgettable. It takes you way back in time to what entertainment was before there was TV and movies. The interior of theatre is a dark mahogany or such wood - gorgeous. We have sat in close to the stage, and near the back, and on the outer aisle and there is no bad seat. Viewing and acoustics are excellent. We are local and have been to the Dock street a dozen times, I would imagine, in 40 years of marriage. FUN!

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