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“Simply Good Fun”

NextStop Theatre Company
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Herndon
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Owner description: A professional live theatre company less than 5 minutes from Washington's Dulles Airport where none of the 114 seats is more than 25 feet from the stage.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went with friends and small children to see Robin Hood - great interactive fun, kids encouraged to get involved with the 'players' and scenes.

Small theater, so book tickets (online) or get their early.

Definitely recommend

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

ESP is a small community theatre located in the Herndon/Reston area. I've been a season subscriber for several years and have enjoyed every performance. As the management likes to boast, it costs less to subscribe to ESP for a season than it costs to go to one Kennedy Center performance. And given the small, intimate size of the ESP theatre, you are never more than a few feet away from the performance.

ESP is located in the back of a small business park, and fortunately there are several nice restaurants nearby. So it's always a dinner and show when my wife and I go. Shows are held Thursdays through Sundays evenings, in addition to the occasional matinees.

Don't go expecting Broadway (or even off Broadway) performances. This is community theatre, and it should be enjoyed for what it is. At present, actors volunteer their time and energy, and some are better than others. My favorite performances are the musicals, especially when they attract actors from George Mason University. (However ESP has recently announced that they are going to pursue a for-profit status which will allow them to pay--and perhaps attract--higher caliber actors.)

ESP's website (www.eldenstreetplayers.org) provides all necessary details about the theatre, its location, list of shows, how to buy tickets, and so forth. In general, most shows start at 8PM and last about 2 hours, including a short 15 to 20 minute intermission.

Thank afinetraveler
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Matthew T, Manager at NextStop Theatre Company, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you very much for your review!

As you pointed out, we're very much looking forward to our upcoming expansion into "NextStop Theatre Company", the first major professional theatre company serving the entire Dulles Technology Corridor.

However, please note--we will very much remain the same NON-PROFIT 501(c)3 Organization. Ticket sales cover only a portion of our operating costs, and we rely upon the generosity of our patrons to fulfill our mission.

We look forward to seeing you at "The Seafarer" in March!

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

This theater and the play is like a pure diamond so brilliant and flawless!!! I was moved far beyong my expectations. Traveling the world for the past 15 years working as a full time artist and watching plays 2-3 times a month in NY, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Dresden and all over by world renowned actors and play writes it is so amazing to discover a new name and phenomenal production in a small setting of community theater in Herndon. This is the best that the world of art can offer and right at your finger tips. Please, come out and support your local theater and wonderful cast member and productions team. GIGANTIC THANK YOU to everyone involved!!! My experience was priceless and I will be back!!! Highly recommend to everyone!!!

Thank NataliyaStrumila
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We have been season subscribers for years. Elden Street is innovative in its offerings, and it is not afraid to take risks. The layout of the theatre is excellent--not a bad seat in the house. Parking can be cramped, but it is FREE. The ticket prices (especially for a season) are excellent.

Thank realbigbear
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Plays were so well done that I just bought a season subscription for myself along with two friends. Very professional productions

Thank Roberta L
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