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Solvang Festival Theater
Ranked #4 of 58 things to do in Solvang
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

A wonderful 2 woman show with band. Great performances, good music, great tickets...how can you go wrong...not too cold or windy, wither...

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This isn't Broadway, but you would be surprised at the effort they put into these shows. We've attended once this year and once last year. Last year was a full house, on a weekend. This year was on a Thursday night. I swear the actors and staff outnumbered the audience. But the actors still performed as though they were doing a show before the Queen of England! It's always cold, even in summer, so bring a blanket! But that's part of the fun. They serve coffee and hot chocolate with a splash of Baileys and warm chocolate chips cookies at the intermission, so that ought to take off the chill!

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We booked a theater package through our hotel and were pleasantly surprised by the performance. The theater is great... clean and good condition. You can show up early and have a picnic in either the grass area or outdoor table area. They sell beer & wine and snacks. It was a beautiful night under the stars.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We've been to the Festival Theater maybe... ten times over the years. The place is great. Small, not a bad seat in the house. Last Saturday, we saw the production of Cyrano de Bergerac. The production was top-notch - even though we were a bit "bored" by what was a long-winded Shakespearean wanna-be play. Delivered well, well produced, but just not our cup of tea.
But that's more a critique of the show and not the theater which routinely delivers Broadway quality shows. And at well below Broadway prices. I won't admit how many hundred dollars I spent seeing Jersey Boys last summer on Broadway, but a mere six nights before the performance at the Solvang Theater, I managed to get two front-row seats in section 5 which was only one section off of the main section 4. Great view! And only 42 bucks a seat.
You can bring your own bottle of wine and glasses (it is "wine country" after all) and enjoy it right there at your seats. We brought a blanket - which we didn't need that night, but is advisable - or you can rent them there.
I think there's only 600 seats in the place, the stars (and sometimes owl and bats) are above. Perfect!

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The outdoor theatre is a fabulous setting. The talent is amazing and the overall experience great. We saw Spamalot which was as good as Broadway. Very impressed. Plan to attend more of these performances.

1  Thank foxieCalifornia
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