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“Broadway in South Texas”

Classic Theater at Blue Star Arts Center
Ranked #159 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
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San Antonio
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Broadway in South Texas”
Reviewed 18 February 2013

My wife and I have probably seen at least six of the plays presented in the Classic Theater. The quality of performances often rivals performances that we have seen in New York. Many of the plays are thought provoking and the actors are uniformly professional and polished.
This month (Feb. 2013) we saw "Painting Churches," a story about the Church family and their daughter, a painter. The story explores the issue of aging parents and the challenges that each of us faces as we age. As my wife said, the only problem was that the story was too real. Applause is inadequate to repay the emotions and insights into the Church family that the cast conveyed.
We strongly recommend San Antonio's Classic Theater to everyone seeking a new intellectual experience.

Visited February 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
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“A gem in San Antonio”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We have season tickets to 3 things in S.A. The Majestic Broadway Series, the Spurs and Classic Theatre. The quality of the performances is outstanding. The plays are well-chosen and great care is taken in presenting them. The seasons are cohesive and we enjoy the actors level of expertise.

Visited August 2012
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Brownscille, TX
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“Theater Performance "Outside the Circle"”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Only wish there had been a full house for this moving performance which was written and performed by Andrea Assaf and Samuel Valdez. A straight man with cerebral palsy (Samuel) and a lesbian woman (Andrea) become entwined in each other's life stories of being outside the circle of acceptance because of who they are and not being seen for their true selves. Brillant writing and acting with Maria Vale also performing.

Visited June 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
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“Classic Talent at the Classic Theater”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

There is nothing like an evening in a cozy theater watching talented people perform well written and well directed plays! I have been to three plays in this theater in the last year and have been well satisfied with the talent presented no only by the actors, directors and writers, but also the set designers. It is a small local theater and simply going and supporting these talented souls is a pleasant experience in itself--but they make it worth the time and cost ($15 to $25) by doing a great job of it! After or before the performance enjoy some good food and beer at the Blue Star brewery right next door.

Visited February 2012
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