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“Pretty seaside town, charming”

Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
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Owner description: The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to the old stage and include Grammy winners, international touring musicians and more. Expect to see a schedule filled with jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, country, and regionally-inspired music. The stage is also periodically home to theatre, comedy, magic and more. Open year 'round including December's Gingerbread Spectacular! Updated performance schedule on the website. Handicapped accessible. Bar open on the night's of performances.
Phippsburg, Maine
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Pretty seaside town, charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Lovely typical charming seaside town full of boats and yachts in the summer. Many restaurants. Lovely setting

Visited September 2013
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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66 reviews
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“Attracts wonderful performers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Actually went there in August of 2012 and saw the Steep Canyon Rangers who had just released "Rare Bird Alert" (Steve Martin and Paul McCartney on the album!) Great cozy venue with bar. Almost always sold out!

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Maine
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Concert... EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went to hear Ed Gerhard in August and were NOT disappointed! The humble surroundings were a perfect setting for this phenomenal performance.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Concert in a old Opera House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

While on vacation we notice that a perfomer that we knew happened to be appearing at the historic opera house in Boothbay Harbour. Found tickets and we were pleasantly surpised at the setting. The acoustics were phenominal because they did not have amplified sound when this theatre was built. They have done an amazing job of preserving it and bring it back to life.

Visited August 2013
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Greenwich, CT
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Never disappointed with a show at the Opera House...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Went recently to see David Wilcox, and acoustic guitar singer. Didn't know much about David, but really enjoyed his show, and his 'therapy' in his music. We try to go each September when we go to Maine. Hoping for next year, that Gaelic Storm will be passing through, as that concert was just super. The Opera House is the way entertainment should be....close to the people, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Visited September 2013
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