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“SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA”

Astor Street Opry Company
Ranked #22 of 56 things to do in Astoria
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

So we really, really enjoyed this local theater production.

You could tell from the opening-acts that the local community takes a great deal of pride in this long-running play detailing stories and history of Astoria and its associated industries.

We felt the acting was very good (did the old-timer banjo player have a few nips of whiskey pre-play?) and the music and general feel of the entire production was very fun and festive.

Beautiful costumes, decent acoustics (we sat in the front row) and bar service available.

The popcorn throwing was clearly a highlight for our 12 and 15 year-old boys. We may have caught the play villains off-guard a time or two by sending greasy missiles of popcorn balls into their faces and once into a villain mouth - mid speaking line!!

Very entertaining production - probably the least expensive thing we did in Astoria and with-out question - we would return for another production here.

Good Times!

Thank SteveBinkley
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

OK, so it is not "sophisticated" theater (whatever that is) but it is a lot of fun for a really reasonable price. Where else can you hiss at and throw popcorn at villains, cheer for the "good" guys, sigh with the heroine and learn how to smoke salmon (the difficult part is keeping the tail lit....). They must be doing something right as it has been going for 35 years!!!

Thank The2TravelingFools
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Terrible show. Uncomfortable seats. We left after the second intermission. Don't waste your time and money ($17 pp).

Thank HanSolo1955
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Lots of fun. The play "Shanghaied in Astoria" is extremely corny and includes a lot of audience participation. We had a group of 35 people and everyone loved the show. Some of the actors are very talented and it was clear that they really enjoyed their roles.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

ASOC got it's start with a locally written and produced classic musical melodrama "Shanghied In Astoria" which is performed each year to packed houses. Locals rarely miss it.

Thank Tom F
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