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“Nice little gem!”

Solvang Festival Theater
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a little gem of a find. So far from the LA scene but the talent (singing and dancing) was top-notch! We enjoyed Fiddler on the Roof last night and even tho the stage is smaller and the set design is not Broadway, its the singing and dancing of the cast that was amazing.
We had gone a few days earlier but before the end of Act 1, there was a major power failure by PG&E. Since the play could not go on, the cast assembled in the darkness and with candles sang an acappella that really showed their talent. It was beautiful! We got courtesy tickets and returned a few days later to see the whole play. It was even better!
It is an outside theater, so bring layers to put on and a blanket as you will eventually be sitting under the stars! You can bring a picnic to enjoy but can't bring in any glass cups/containers, so grab a wine-in-a-box. They do sell wine by the 'plastic' glass ($8-cash only) from a local Santa Barbara winery and minimal snacks and cookies (all cash only). We enjoyed it so much we bought tickets for the next production: Spamalot.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Outstanding production. Dress warmly at night and take a blanket! We had great seats in the center section. I like the theater in the round. They always do a great job in their plays.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Had an enjoyable time at the Solvang Festival Theater. Our play was Fiddler on the roof. Excellent performances at this small venue theater. There really are no bad seats in the theater.

It can get cool in the theater even on a warm early summer day. In the evening dress accordingly or bring blankets!

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went to local performance of dance company, as always a great show. It is an open air theater so you need to bring warm clothes and bankets.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

See marvelous theater in an outdoor theatre! It's amazing that a local community college (Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria) provides such a high level of theater!! A MUST see!!!!!

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