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The Last Ship Reviews

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 18

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5.0 star rating Anonymous from Chicago, Illinois

COMPELLING , SOULFUL, BEAUTIFUL STORY OF LIFE!

An experience you should not miss! A universal story . The production is flawless; the lyrics, dialog, staging are brilliant. This is theatre at its highest level .

5.0 star rating Christine Borys from Peoria, Illinois

HELPING WTTW IN A MOST ENJOYABLE EVENING

I first heard Sting with other musicians on public television last fall and was moved to donate to the station , as well as getting an opportunity to see this wonderful production. The music and lyrics make one feel like they are your own words. There is the Sting trademark in the music and cadence that is definitely English. We had a delicious bowl of beet soup at the lovely Russian Tea Room before finding the theatre experience very rewarding. Everyone was content and the seating was great. It was really special to see Sting working behind the scenes with the sound/lighting crew. He smiled and went on with the business on hand. I was delighted to be a part of this debut in such an historical theatre. Thanks -WTTW / Bravo -Sting

5.0 star rating David E. from Chicago, Illinois and happy to be here

YOU WILL BE S-O-O-O SORRY THAT YOU MISSED IT!!

This incredible show had the audience on its feet and shouting with joy at the final curtain. One memorable song follows another, actors that look like real people but sing like angels; skillful direction, masterful sets. and an intelligent book. When you just can't stand another musical based on old rock and roll songs or old Disney movies and you want to say "Go ahead, astonish me!" you will be astonished by "The Last Ship."

5.0 star rating Emma from Chicago, Illinois

THE LAST SHIP, CHICAGO, JUNE 10TH, 2014

Best musical ever! A very emotional tale, filled with excellent music composed by Sting that will move you to tears. You will want to go back to it.

5.0 star rating Shay from Chicago, Illinois

ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS I

I was really impressed by this musical. I didn't think it was going to be that great, but the whole time I was glued to my seat. It was great music and a beautiful performance. I am only 16 so I didn't really know who Sting was, but I am so glad I saw it. I'm hoping to see it one more time before the end of the season.

5.0 star rating C Mitchell from Chicago, Illinois

NOT TO BE MISSED!

Saw "The Last Ship" June 24. Our seats were Mezz Sec C Row F. We had difficulty viewing the front part of the stage due to persons directly in front of us, seats aren't staggered very well so if you have a tall person in front of you sightlines are hampered. However, a lot of action takes place further back on stage and on risers so much isn't missed. Initially it was difficult to understand some of the lines due to accents(?) but by the 2nd act I was able to follow without issue. Sting's music and lyrics were wonderful, you hear his phrasing throughout many of the songs. Several actors sing in his key so it sounds like his voice! Michael Esper (Gideon) and Jimmy Nail (Jackie) were terrific! All cast members have strong beautiful vocals, dance numbers were enjoyable due to the choreography allowing the cast of ship builders to move like strong working men, not ballet stars. Fred Applegate (Father O'Brien) is a gem and has some of the best comedic lines. Music is haunting, sets A+!

4.5 star rating Anonymous from Chicago, Illinois

TRANSPORTS TO ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE. SORRY I HAD TO RETURN.

What a delightful show. The staging was tremendous. The music was lovely. And the story lines were wonderful. No it is not the next "Wicked" but transported me in the way Les Miz did. 25 years ago. There's love, beauty, camaraderie and triumph. What more do you need. And the music, llyrics and sentiment are Sting. We can all benefit from a night with The Last Ship. I was at opening night (yes, I bought the tickets 4 months ago) and I want to go again soon.

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