Shenandoah

March 17 - April 30, 2006
at Ford's Theatre

(updated April 24, 2006
with link to Weather page)


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Scott's run will be ending April 30th. This is not a change, but the run of the show has been extended beyond April. If you are still ordering tickets from ticketmaster, watch your dates carefully. The dates which were end of the run last week, no longer are.              

Check bakulanews.com for the latest news, publicity, non-travel related stuff

Theater Location

511 10th Street, NW – between E and F Streets
Box Office Phone: 202-347-4833
Membership Phone: 202-434-9545
What's Nearby - Ford's Theatre

Tickets go on sale to the general public November 14. Ford's theater members may purchase tickets now. Membership is $50 and more info can be found here

More info on picking up tickets

Show Times

Complete Listing from Ticketmaster

Seating Chart

In downloadable PDF format

Pictures from inside the theater, taken by Julia
Stage
Seating area, orchestra

Someone else's picture of the seats. (really clear pic)

Dress Code

From Helen:

I called Ford's Theatre to ask about standard of dress. They said for any of the performances business casual is expected. That would indicate a dress, nice slacks or skirt with a nice top, or suit. They did say some people dress up for the evening performances so a long dress is not out of the ordinary.

Basically, I think that as long as you're not going in sweats, ratty jeans, beer ad t-shirt, and flip flops (or something in that line of clothing style), you're ok. Dressing for "Sunday Meeting" sounds more like it.

For more info, check the Ford's page

Cameras

While you cannot take pictures during the performance, it is permitted to bring your camera with you when you go into the theater (you don't have to "check" it, or leave it at home)
thanks to Stella and her long-distance bill

Theater Seating, Restroom, Refreshment Reconnaissance

check this detailed report, by Mary

Attendance List

Helen (from Colorado) is also keeping an attendance spreadsheet. If you'd like to let her know which performances you are going to, you can email her using this link

Weekends

(this was just something we were using for planning)
March 17-19
March 24-26
March 31-April 2
APRIL 14-16 is EASTER WEEKEND
April 21-23
April 28-30 (last show is April 30 at 2:30pm)

Important Notes

Cherry Blossom Festival Website (March 25th thru April 9th)

National Marathon -- March 25

Smithsonian Kite Festival -- March 25, 10am to 4 pm, on the Mall

Connecting

Never been to a Scott event before? Need to find roomies? I've started a small yahoo group for you to get together and help each other out (hotel rooms in DC are expensive!) Check it out

There hasn't been a lot of interest in the mailing list.
Do visit the Scott Bakula Travel Section of the SBFF for more interaction and planning

Help!

Need some help from a local? (Advice, transit, housing, whatever). Yvonne has offered to help out. Email me if you'd like me to put you in touch with her.

Airports

Recommended - DCA (Reagan International) as it is near the Metro

Expedia site for Airplane reservations

Site for flights from the UK

What's Nearby Page - Washington DC

Maps

Interactive maps of DC, Metro DC, and DC area from the CVB
(w/optional overlay of the Metro lines)

Downloadable map in PDF format

Google Map with Metro Overlay

Map of the area surrounding Gallery Plaza (includes Ford's)

Maps from Courtyard to Theater and other homemade maps by Pam (updated March 17, 2006)

CVS Map

DC Citysearch

Metro

Their homepage, at least

Metro station map (thanks to DCA site)

Helpful Metro Hints

Ground Transit

For those not wishing to drag luggage on the Metro, Super Shuttle's website can give you a quote

Hotels

See helpful hotel hint, if you need more than one room

Courtyard Washington Convention Center, recommended
900 F Street, NW
Phone: 202 638-4600

General Room Amenities

* Air conditioning
* Alarm clock
* Coffee maker/tea service
* Crib
* Individual climate control
* Iron and ironing board
* Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows
* Pillows: down/feather
* Pull-out sofa bed
* Rollaway bed

Bathroom Amenities

* Bathtub with spray jets
* Hair dryer
* Separate tub and shower

Business Amenities (may vary by room type)

* Phone feature: speakerphone
* Phone feature: voice mail
* Two-line phone
Please note: parking is $24 per night

Restaurant
Find Things near hotel
What's Nearby Marriott
 
Hamilton Crown Plaza

Room information:
2 Double Beds Nonsmoking
7 Layers Pillow Mattress And 6 Pillows
Duvet Comforter
Cd Player
Wireless Internet Connection
Desk Coffeemaker
1600 Watt Hair Dryer
Iron And Board
Safe
Bathrobe
Advance Purchase
$143.10 (USD) PER ROOM, PER NIGHT
TAX: 14.5% PER NIGHT NOT INCLUDED IN RATE

EFFECTIVE 7 APRIL, 2006 THRU 9 APRIL, 2006
EXCLUDES GRATUITY
4 PERSON(S) PER ROOM MAXIMUM

Reservations require full prepayment for the entire stay at time of booking.
Fully non refundable.
Prepayment is charged to credit card between time of booking and day of arrival and is non refundable.
No refunds if cancelled or changed.
There was a slightly better rate for AARP members.

I would imagine that the 4 persons per room maximum are 2 persons per bed. If you wanted an extra bed (e.g. roll away) I'd imagine there is an extra charge.

they have a VCR. Although we may have to rent it.

Restaurants from the "What's Nearby" tab
Map of Hotel Area/Driving Directions
 
Expedia Radisson at DCA airport


Harrington Hotel (please note: lots of negative comments at various review sites)
AccorHotels search

Other Lodging Options

Bed & Breafasts

Bed and Breakfast Accomodations, Ltd
Bed and Breakfast.com

Hostels

Hosteling International's DC Hostel

Hopefully Helpful Hotel Hint

Hotels may reserve rooms in "blocks," but, in our experience, this does not mean the rooms will be anywhere near each other, physically. If you need more than one room for your "group," ...well, here is how we did it.

One member of the group reserved several rooms together. She gave us the room confirmation number, and then one person for each room called to have it switched to their name and credit card number.

We're hoping that this time, this will actually work out.

Also if you have never done this before, if you have people staying together but arriving separately, it's helpful to give the hotel the names of everyone in your party, and give the members of your party the confirmation number for the room.

Thanks to Helen and Linda for taking care of this for our little group.

Random Restaurants

Restaurant Map

Area map with Wifi icons (wifi often lives in coffee and sandwich shops)

Restaurant Delivery Google Search

Resturants near 20004

RestaurantRow.com Proximity Search

Cosi
12th & G *
700 11th St., N.W.
Washington D.C. 20001
phone: 202.824.0730
fax: 202.737.3868

M-F: 7am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm
* Denotes locations with Surf and Sip

Union Station - food, shopping, transit

Reviews

At the moment, reviews of the John Cullum production, for the purpose of inspiring your imagination

A lising of songs from the show, along with other info

"Shenandoah," at SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre - 1999 (I LOVE Google)

Review of the Movie -- Do NOT read if you don't want to know who dies

Links -- Ford's Theatre and Washington area info websites

See this page -- updated November 7, 2005

Other Stuff

Cast Album (not Scott's cast)
Script/Book

Press

Playbill Announcement article
TheaterMania article

Will Call

Mary visited the theater 10/17, here's some of what she found:

Ford's is on the left side of a one-way, two lane street.The Box Office area has its own entrance and cannot fit more than 5 people in line per window. It's like a small walk in closet.

Don't worry about the membership numbers. They didn't even ask. They just want the date of the event, the time of the event and the last name on the ticket(s). Then they ask to see the IDs (credit card, driver's license, whatever) It takes all of 30 seconds and the credit card info is not on the envelope or tickets.

Metro hints

Mary notes that when riding the escalators on the Metro, you (and your luggage) stay on the right side. The left is for people who are walking on the escalators.

Reportage

Everyone loves to share other fans' vicarious thrills, and I'm a notable packrat. I save things forever.
If you'd like to share a report of your trip, meeting with Scott, experiences, whatever, with other fans, I'd love to have it. There should be a lot of reports, come March, on the SBFF, and while that's great, sometimes posts expire or boards go down and data is lost. I hate it when that happens.

So, even if you've posted your report (long or tiny) elsewhere, I'd love to save a copy. You can contact me via the link below, and I promise to put everything on a page like this one, from the Love Letters trip in 1999. Fans who come after you (as I did at one time) will thank you for sharing.

In the meantime, check this page for reports and links to reports

Contact

Click the link to email Pam. If you've never emailed me before, please put something Scott-like in your Subject header so I don't throw you out with my SPAM (hints: "Scott Bakula" or "Shenandoah" is better than "Hello" :-) )

If you're going (especially if you are going the weekend I am) I'd love to hear from you.

Credits

info on this page was gathered by

Helen
Mary
Joanne
Julia
Pam
Linda
Jensen
Stella
Kristina
Yvonne
and other members of the SBFF
(if I left you out, see the email link above)
Favicon maker link and Favicon, thanks to Shippy

Special Thanks

It's almost over <sob>
but since that's true

if you:

if you:
made a card
arranged a bouquet
help "foreigners" find their way around DC
took pictures when others didn't
gave directions
recorded/uploaded/downloaded videos
set up theater tickets
shared your membership
scouted the theater in advance
measured the seats!
set up and shared your shuttle with someone else
found helpful links for DC
helped a shy person to talk to Scott
befriended a newbie or even a total stranger on the sidewalk
introduced a friend to the wonders of the CVS photo machine
helped zip someone up
helped someone else zip someone up
shared your time, food, hotel room
set up hotel rooms
scouted hotel rooms
set up a Scottfest
lugged your box of videos around town
brought food
shot video to share
helped Scott remember the punchline to his story
explained the metro
asked Scott to smile with his mouth open
bought breathe-right strips
created a webpage to amalgamate press coverage
submitted a question for Scott to the chat or luncheon
picked up spare programs
got an autograph for someone else

[so many things i can't even *think* of]

or added to the wonder of the weekend (any of the weekends) by just being yourself (and falling on the floor laughing or causing someone else to)

THANK YOU!!

(and if i missed anything anyone did, please email me and I'll add it!)

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