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Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

143 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1863
+1 410-268-9212
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Amateur and uncomfortable

This is an amateur theatre in an uncomfortable outdoor setting. I would not recommend it or got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ladams96
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Annapolis, Maryland
Sister Act

The rains came down and the show closed up. I am reschesudeling a return visit. I have attended... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Brenda P
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Founded in 1966, ASGT is an outdoor community theatre led by volunteers, presenting musical theatre (featuring live music) in "one of the most unique venues in the area" [BroadwayWorld 6/30/16]. Our location in the heart of Annapolis' downtown scene and our summertime schedule lend themselves to fun, upbeat entertainment. Enjoying dinner at one of the city's many fine restaurants and a show at ASGT is the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Annapolis. Fun, casual, and never stuffy, ASGT is "truly one of Annapolis' hidden treasures" [TripAdvisor review by Alex C 8/13/15]. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays and select Wednesdays at 8:30 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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1 week ago
“Amateur and uncomfortable”
7 Jun 2017
“Sister Act”
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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143 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1863
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+1 410-268-9212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amateur theatre in an uncomfortable outdoor setting. I would not recommend it or got back. Seems to primarily attract visitors, not the locals who know there are better choices. Go see Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre play at Reynolds Tavern or their show on...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The rains came down and the show closed up. I am reschesudeling a return visit. I have attended prosucrion there in the past. They were lovely. I recommend it to all of my xouple friends looking to get out and do something very different for...More

Thank Brenda P
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ASGTPublicRelations, Public Relations Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Brenda, Thank you for your feedback! I'm so sorry it rained on the night you came to visit us. We're happy to help you reschedule-simply email boxoffice@summergarden.com, and let us know which performance you are able to attend. Looking forward to seeing you this...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came upon a billboard outside for "The Producers". This is one of my favorite comedy movies of all time by Mel Brooks. They were sold out, but I came before the show and patiently went on the wait list. Thankfully someone did not show...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for your 5-star review, FunlovingJohn! We're so glad you could include a stop at ASGT in your visit to Annapolis. Of course we believe that an outdoor performance in a unique historic venue like ours is a pretty special way to experience Annapolis' downtown...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Summer Garden Theater is really great. I have seen three of the 2016 Summer shows and they all have been first rate. Really great productions and the cast is great as well. Would take in a show or all of them each summer for...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you, bjfitz, for your 5-star review! All of us at ASGT are happy to hear you enjoyed our 50th anniversary season. We're so grateful for the amazing support our audiences have shown us in the special year. Thanks for spreading the word about us...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I never have seen a bad production here. It's an outdoor theatre and open to the weather. It can get a bit uncomfortable with the sometimes high humidity or even delayed during a brief shower. Just as in baseball. But here, you will always see...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thanks for your review, Graystoke1, sports metaphors and all! It's always great to hear that our shows entertain and delight our patrons, but knowing your experiences at ASGT have consistently delivered "home runs" makes us very proud. I hope we see you again in the...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

I recently attended one of the last showings of "Rent". The cast (all volunteers) was fantastic and production innovative. Having seen this show on Broadway, many moons ago, this was a fun way to see it again. We sat in the second row, which I...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Wow - Thank you, md5fam, for your five-star review! We're very proud of our artistic team and all the volunteer actors and crew that bring "theatre under the stars" to the ASGT stage every summer. It's always great to hear that our patrons enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We took in a performance of "The Wedding Singer" recently and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the performance. This is an open air theater, walls but no roof, so I wouldn't recommend this for poor weather. The performance began at 8:30, presumably...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you, MarylandCatmom, for your review! So glad to hear you enjoyed our production of "The Wedding Singer". It's a fun show, and our volunteer actors work really hard to entertain and delight our patrons. I hope we see you again soon. Enjoy your summer!

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Been here many times. One time, we were waiting for the 8:30 pm show to start. A dozen bats few over as they left their day roosts in, I guess, the old brick buildings that surround this outdoor theater. And what show were we waiting...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2016

LOL - You know, outdoor theatre has its quirks, but sometimes those quirks play right into the story unfolding on stage...like bats flying over "The Addams Family". Too much. Thanks for your five-star review, skating016! We agree, everyone should take a moment to gaze up...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend! Top quality shows with great casts and production values. Wonderful way to spend a summer evening under the stars in the heart of downtown Annapolis. You will not be disappointed. Grab dinner before or after at a local spot. Check out the Iron...More

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Donna, thank you so much for your glowing review! We agree that dinner at a local restaurant and a show at ASGT are a lovely way to enjoy summertime in Annapolis. And it's always great to hear that our productions impress and delight our patrons....More

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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Al fresco theatre in the heart of Annapolis. Doesn't get better than this. Do go see whatever is playing - it will be a treat!

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laurenkwh, Communications Director at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Aw, thank you! We're so glad you enjoy ASGT's productions and out unique outdoor theatre space, and we appreciate you helping spread the word on TripAdvisor. I hope we'll see you this summer for our 50th anniversary season. It's going to be something special!

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