Hard to believe this little place is really in Gainesville. We have been going, on a subscription, for almost three years now and only one production was a clunker (Dracula if you must know).
The theater is intimate yet professional, with lighting and sound capabilities which put larger theaters to shame. But the staging is magnificent ... possibly better than any Broadway or West End production, on a consistent basis. It is amazing what they can do with that stage and how the entire theater transforms itself into a different venue for every production.
And the acting retinue is as superb as it gets. Loaded with theater educators (two universities in town), advanced students and a very competent handful of Equity talent who pass through, there has never, ever, been any personal performance which was below a 9 on the scale (not Yelp's 1-5 scale, but the usual 1-10), and the 9s are few and far between.
And the house staff i actually over competent. They treat us season ticket holders like last century, and that is a good thing. Forget your tickets? no problem, they can quickly verify and give you passes. End up being out of town on "your" night? no problem, when do you want to come and we'll hold the new tickets at the front door. Fast, friendly, flexible, efficient and probably a few more superlative adjectives.
Can't believe they do not fill the house for every performance. So go, you can get seats.
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