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Affordably Priced Charm
Feb 19, 2015 by: happynowyoga from Frederick, Maryland
We took my two teens to see the Maryland Symphony Orchestra on a Sunday afternoon for a 2 pm matinee. Parking is easy and free. We parked just down the street from the theater in an open air lot. The theater is set back in from the street so if you are looking for a big sign, you have to keep your eye out for it. The setting is right in the middle of charming downtown Hagerstown so if you want to go out for a drink or dinner/lunch before or after the show, it would be a nice combination. (We did not only because it was one of those 11 degree days in February!) I got a Groupon special which made our outing very affordable compared to the Kennedy Center where we sometimes go. Even though we sat in the balcony, the seats were fine and it is a small enough theater that you don't feel miles away up there. However, we could not see the floor below us and the sound quality is not top notch but not noticeable during a symphony. The lobby area was a bit crowded, too, but well run. I am going to keep my rating as Excellent because it's just so worth seeing a show in this delightful theater! The seats are newly refurbished and very comfortable. You can tell that the locals who introduced the concert are very proud of this theater and their productions, as they should be. Elizabeth Schulze is the conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and she is fabulous, really! I think that she could work anywhere due to her talent. The fact that she chooses this venue says a lot about this special place. It's an affordably priced gem!
Nov 03, 2014 by: staycationer3 from Richmond, Virginia
The Maryland Theatre has classic architecture with friendly staff. I traveled to see a "kiddie" concert from out state; we had missed the concert in our city. I purchased my tickets online and the Will Call process went smoothly when we arrived. There's was ample and free parking behind the Theatre. I wished we had more time to explore the area. It was beautiful (Fall) and the evening life seemed quiet and laid-back. We enjoyed the venue very much!
Quaint and wonderful!
Jul 14, 2014 by: Katladt from
Good sound from anywhere. Beautiful old theater that has been well maintained. Lighting has always been awesome too. You cannot go wrong attending anything here or stop by for a visit if they happen to be open. Worth the look!
Poor sound quality
Apr 02, 2014 by: phatboy69 from Phatboy
Do not sit in the box seats if you want to hear anything. The speakers are all directed away from you and the sight lines to the whole stage are very bad. Sit in the front row of the regular seats or anyone taller that you will block you view in the regular seating. The slope is not steep enough to see above the person in front of you.
Mar 04, 2014 by: XMASCAROL from Hagerstown, Maryland
Beautiful Maryland Theatre with a very wide variety of shows. The prices are reasonable, compared to the city.
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