|Address:||27 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740, USA|
This review is based on a Ron White comedy show only. Ive been to the MD Theatre several times for other events (various concerts and even my high school graduation) and had no issues. We were in the upper section, DD, seats 101 and 102 on Oct 30 2016 for the 7pm show. The woman a few seats to our right was drunk and could not shut up. It was so bad that less than 10 minutes into the show, Ron White actually told her to stop talking during the show. 5 minutes after that, Ron had to tell the audio guy to turn off the Allman Brothers music that was playing into the speakers on stage...strange. Anyway, remember that we were all the way up in the balcony section. You would think that anyone loud enough to catch the comedians attention from that distance would have caught the attention of theater staff. Nope. For the next 20 minutes, she yelled a few times and was talking non-stop, so we finally said something to her which helped some. Her drunk husband had to physically restrain her several times because she kept sticking her hands up into the spotlight beam shining onto Ron White (side note, row DD is in direct line of the spotlight...around seat 104...so unless you want that hitting you in the head for the entire show, I would sit elsewhere). People to her right were saying something, people in front of her tried to get her to shut up, her husband couldnt control her. It finally got completely ridiculous, then Ron lit up a cigar and it stunk up the place about 5 minutes before the end of the show, so we got up and left the theater. I think the issue was obviously the alcohol. The show started at 7, and so many people were completely wasted before the opening act even came on stage. This womans husband got up at one point to go get more drinks around 7:15, and he would have fallen over if he wouldnt have grabbed onto my arm as he exited the row. This is truly pathetic behavior for an environment like this. I blame the MD Theatre for several reasons. First, they were obviously serving alcohol well before the show started. They continued serving alcohol throughout the entire show which sucks when you are seated in tight rows and have to stand up every time someone passes by. There were so many people coming in and out to either purchase more alcohol or to use the restroom. Every time that happens, you miss a joke or part of a story. In my opinion, you should serve alcohol before the show and possibly at intermission (if there is one), so maybe it made sense to serve up through the opening act, but thats it. Stop serving drinks after the show begins. Its a 1-hour act. At a minimum, its the responsible thing to do so people possibly sober up a little before getting into the car. I guess the MD Theatre must make so much money off alcohol that they do not give a crap about common sense guidelines. BTW, I am not some anti-alcohol person. I drink, I get it, but adults who do not know when to stop really annoy me. Bottom line is that the show was decent, not great, the theater staff is oblivious to major disruptions, and Ill never go back here for a show like this. Maybe we should have expected this kind of behavior considering that Ron White drinks alcohol on stage and jokes about drunk driving during his act.
I would say my experience in trying to get a ticket for a performance in may .. has left me with a very bad taste in my mouth regarding the Maryland theater .. I have tried for a week to get a ticket to an upcoming event in may .. I have called the box office almost every day .. no answer / left a message .. no return call / and then went on line to find out about a ticket .. to this date .. april 25th .. I have never received a call from the Maryland theater .. is this how you run the Maryland theater??? .. where does one go to get a ticket for a performance???
One of the jewels of Hagerstown. The new seating is much more comfortable. The inside of the theater is beautiful too. We are here for Ballet Recitals and even a few shows. I always enjoy it - but boy is the balcony steep!
Saw Suessical at the Maryland Theatre. BISFA did a wonderful job. The Maryland Theatre recently had all of the chairs updated. They seemed comfortable and in good shape. Good views and accoustics were nice as well.
We saw Christian comedian Tim Hawkins here live, this is a beautiful historic theater in downtown Hagerstown, a great well-preserved venue.
I just love the shows that come to the threatened, always something to talk about.
Not enough room between rows for your knees.
We saw Wizard of Oz. It was a lot of fun.
Always very helpful and accommodating.
Love this theater, its beautiful
Charming and full of atmosphere
Charis Tina Hudson
Love the entertainment
So good for live shows