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Pretty Woman Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 33

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5.0 star rating Rita Clark from OFallon, Missouri

LOVED PRETTY WOMAN

My husband husband and I really enjoyed the play. No...she is not Julia Roberts. No...he is not Richard Gere. Who is?? It took a little while to like the male lead but we got into to play and accepted his role. We liked his voice and the songs he sang. The next day we were both putting up the play's songs on Google. We felt like the play told the story well...even with a couple changes. The dancing scenes were good and the comedy thrown in kept it lively. My husband and I are at a loss reading so many negative reviews. Each to their own responses about the play...but..we have to say...we loved it. It was a great way to start our Broadway Season package.

5.0 star rating GYA from St. Louis, Missouri

LOVED IT

My husband and I really thought it was a great adaptation of the movie. Great diversity, wonderful set, scenery and fun dance routines.

5.0 star rating Steve from Rochester, New York

FUN , SIMPLE PURE FUN

So much talent and what a cast, didnt know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The leads were great but its everything and everybody else that were unexpected treasures. Yes and that song is there, just dont run out to your car at the end or you will miss it. Loved it , loved it. In these depressing times this is a much needed uplifting musical comedy. A great escape. Thank you

5.0 star rating Tamika from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WOULD SEE IT AGAIN!

We enjoyed every minute of this show; the singing, the dancing, the movement on stage! I’m surprised there isn’t more mention of the opera singers— WOW!

5.0 star rating N E from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PRETTY WOMEN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

What an amazing show! Awesome voices! Great outfits and songs and dances! Loved every minute of it! Thanks to the entire staff for an great night out in Philadelphia!

5.0 star rating Stephanie Ellis from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GRATEFUL FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES

We had the privilege of seeing Pretty Woman the Musical on the closing day. The cast did a great job and left it all on the stage. We appreciate that the arts have returned during such a difficult time and that these artists are committed to their craft to travel this show across the country. So great to Adam Pascal in another great show. I was fortunate to see him in Rent and Aida on Broadway. Well done and thank you cast, crew and Kimmel Center staff for the magic of live performance!

5.0 star rating Maryanne Curran from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

LOVED IT!

It was a great show. I was so happen to see Adam Pascal as Edward. I had seen him in Elton John’s Aida on Broadway and he was great in that, too! Vivian’s moves and lines were spot on. Great music, too. I’d go again in a heartbeat!

5.0 star rating Lisa from Charlotte, North Carolina

PRETTY WOMAN CHARLOTTE NC

I took my granddaughter and we both loved it. Neither of us have seen the movie. I did know the premise of the story, she did not. The talent was phenomenal. It left us wanting to see an opera and to actually see the movie. We both agreed this is the best show we have seen. Love, love, love!

5.0 star rating Bonnie from Hartford, Connecticut

PRETTY WOMAN

Fantastic show. Would go again in a heartbeat

5.0 star rating April Just April from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ABSOLUTELY AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE

What a fantastic performance. The acting was on point, and the singing was out of this world, incredibly entertaining and funny. It was just like the quote from Pretty Woman. Vivian: “It was so good, I almost peed my pants!” Edward: “She said she liked it better than Pirates of Penzance.”

5.0 star rating Michael Coogan from Los Angeles, California

SEATING

The performance did not disappoint! Very distracting when guests are still being seated after both scenes had started

4.0 star rating Susan from Providence, Rhode Island

PRETTY WOMAN

I especially liked the male dancers and a nice surprise was the opera singing-sets were very nice-male lead Adam Pascal was wrong for the lead-sounded too much like Neil Diamond

4.0 star rating Chris from Buffalo, New York

PRETTY WOMAN

Last night a group of us went to see the musical. When you take an iconic movie there are bound to be plus and minuses. They stayed pretty true to the move, some songs a bit long and unnecessary. Vivian did a good job but just didn’t come across as lovable. Her iconic lines were rushed and over the top! Adam did a great job capturing the essence of Edward. Supporting cast amazing. Not a weak link. I would see it again.

4.0 star rating Russell and Robin Brown from Greenville, South Carolina

THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT

I wondered how they would transform the movie into a play and I wasn't disappointed. The music was great and the dancers did a fine job, but Happy Man, (Kyle Parker), and Violetta, ( Amma Osei), stole the Show. I was really surprised to see some of the negative reviews. We have been going to the Peace Center for years, and this was one of the better shows we have been to.

3.0 star rating Disappointed from St. Louis, Missouri

PRETTY WOMAN

What happened to the theme song???? Ruined it for me....just threw it in at the end while everyone was leaving and it was awful. Loved the opera singers!! Vivian's role was too over the top...not at all like the movie. It was entertaining but was disappointed.

3.0 star rating Laurie from Boston, Massachusetts

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL

First of all I think trying to create a musical based on such an iconic and ridiculously well-loved movie ESPECIALLY one starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere was going to be an enormous feat. And set up to fail on a certain level through no fault of the actors'. With that being said here's my review. The actors and actresses voices were wonderful. Very talented in that respect. The acting itself was both good and mediocre at different times. I agree with another reviewer that it took me a bit to warm up to Edward but I found myself really liking him and his unconventional rasy voice. Vivian on the other hand was a character I really couldn't connect with. Her lines seems forced and somewhat unnatural. Which was really tough for me as she is my FAVORITE character in the movie. Although certainly musically talented, she just didn't deliver a believable performance in most scenes. Although, I am sure there is an element of bias in my review. I would not want to be silently compared to Julia Roberts. A I was also disappointed that a couple of iconic scenes in the movie were replaced with more socially accepted concepts. I certainly agree with the reasons behind the changes but disappointed nonetheless to see the original scenes missing or changed. The musical additions and dance numbers were fine. I certainly wasn't expecting the musical to be exactly like the movie itsel; I attend these shows because of my love for the theater. Overall, enjoyable but that was also because I was enjoying the experience with my family. I applaud the actors for taking this project on and my hope is the characters grow into their roles more so with time.

2.0 star rating NDub from Detroit, Michigan

WAS THIS REALLY NECESSARY?

I didn't have high hopes for this in the first place. Maybe I don't understand the appeal of reimagining a 90's romcom into a 2 hour musical. But good grief, I needed some wine and crackers to go along with the sheer CHEESINESS of this thing. The acting was so overblown and over the top, it felt like a play for children. Olivia Valli's portrayal was so obnoxious and over the top, it was completely unbelievable that she had charm enough to win the affections of anyone, let alone a billionaire. The movie worked because even though the 2 main characters were from opposites sides of the tracks, there was a something endearing about both of them that allowed them to fall for each other. I never would have imagined that these rolls required any kind of gravitas to pull off, but apparently they do because the absence of it is on full display on this production. The 2 stars are for Amma Osei's voice. Amazing.

2.0 star rating Tina from St. Louis, Missouri

PRETTY BORING

Pretty Woman is my all time favorite movie. I just could not get into the show, the actress who played Vivian was too over the top. My husband and I left at intermission. It was also distracting having the ushers walking up and down the aisles during the show with paddles saying wear your mask.

2.0 star rating Kimberly G from St. Louis, Missouri

PRETTY WOMAN

Bored 😴 not at all what I was expecting...

2.0 star rating Disappointed Customer from Minneapolis, Minnesota

NOT WORTH IT

The set was poor. High school production has better set. Vivian was a little over the top. Her voice was mediocre. Country song?! Really? Kit had a phenomenal voice. Opera was awe-inspiring. Just wasn’t worth the time and money spent. Disappointing.

2.0 star rating from Minneapolis, Minnesota

PRETTY BAD

The supporting cast was great, the set was great but I just could not get over Vivian's over the top and plain out bad acting. It was hard to enjoy the show when the main character was obnoxious and not at all charming. The Kit character was great and so were so many other roles. The music was meh not horrible but nothing that move me.

2.0 star rating Michelle P from Charlotte, North Carolina

STAY HOME AND WATCH THE MOVIE

Oh my…such a disappointment. Sure, she’s not Julia Roberts, and he’s not Richard Gere…I get it. Those are big shoes to fill, but there’s no chemistry between Edward and Vivian on this set. Kit’s role is well done as is the hotel manager. Some beautiful voices, but beautiful voices can’t fill the chemistry void. Take a pass on this one…pop some corn and watch the iconic movie in the comfort of your home for free!

2.0 star rating Diana Alon from Los Angeles

NOT A GOOD WORK

Did not enjoy the show at all the cast is horrible the costumes are poor very disappointed with the main characters. No charisma or chemistry

1.0 star rating DTE from Detroit, Michigan

SILLY

I was with friends so I couldn’t leave at intermission. The show was silly and boring. The characters Vivian and Edward were flat and Edward needs dance lessons.

1.0 star rating from St. Louis, Missouri

IT...WAS...TEDIOUS...

That's it, that's the whole review: It...was...tedious...

1.0 star rating Bev from St. Louis, Missouri

PRETTY WOMAN

Terrible. Boring production. Vivianes role was so childish. The music was screeching and none that you would remember. What a disaster to be shown at the Fox.

1.0 star rating Ramsey from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NEVER WALKED OUT BEFORE…

Pretty Woman was always a problematic story. In the movie, the charisma of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere let us suspend belief. This production, doubled down on everything problematic about the story and lacked any charisma. The songs made me weep— for Bryan Adams fall. Every single song is terrible. The acting was exaggerated for comedy. The music was painfully sophomoric because the composers obviously did not have any respect for their audience. I think this was made for tourists who were trapped because every other good production was sold out. To be truthful, I walked out at intermission. I would have walked out much earlier (at the first “song”) if I hadn’t been trapped. I felt badly for the performers who must have gagged at the material and were so desperate for work in covid times. There were indeed some laughs from the audience…but I felt the producers used some slap stick comedy to distract from the horror show. We bought these tickets as part of a Broadway package and we were happy to give it a try. But that this musical was in the same lineup as Hamilton, Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen and Oklahoma was the only way this production could fill seats. It is possible that the second half of the musical made Sondheim’s heart sing, but I doubt it. And I am not a snobby musical snob. I’m more than happy to watch movie based musicals - I have found Disney productions, School of Rock, Matilda, Moulin Rouge fun. I write this not to stop you from attending. I am begging corporate producers to stop making obvious junk.

1.0 star rating Steph from Boston, Massachusetts

MISSED OPPORTUNITY START TO FINISH

You brace yourself whenever they start singing because the play comes to a screeching halt every time. Seriously, it feels like there are only two songs in this musical: ensemble and ballad. So many lost opportunities for fun duets between Vivian and Edward to show their push pull, or musics numbers dedicated to important scenes instead of making them little in between. Kit outshines Vivian easily. All the teeth are taken out of Vivian. The creepy lawyer is more charming than Edward. Vivian had more chemistry pantomiming a conversation with Morse than singing a duet with Edward.

1.0 star rating Kathy from Boston, Massachusetts

TERRIBLE

Could not even make IT to intermission never left a play before STAY AWAY THE WORST

1.0 star rating Ari from Minneapolis, Minnesota

HORRIBLE

Left at intermission…Kit’s voice was great- only redeeming thing about this show.

1.0 star rating Angie Rice from Minneapolis, Minnesota

HORRIBLE

Worst musical ever. Vivienne was pitchy, and Edward’s voice was weak and mealy. If I could give this negative stars I would. Choreography was simplistic. At one point I laughed out loud because I was so embarrassed for the cast. My high-school daughters could perform better than this.

1.0 star rating Baycyd from Portland, Oregon

HORRID

I was date of very close friend whose husband died unexpectedly a few weeks ago, so the ticket didn’t cost me anything but time. So wished I could have left at intermission. By far the worst play I have ever seen, and I’ve been a frequent theater goer for 50 years. Spare yourself, even if you paid for the tickets.

1.0 star rating Pilar Molina from Los Angeles, California

DISAPPOINTMENT

This is probably the worst play I’ve ever seen. I am a big fan of Pretty Woman and the leads couldn’t be more inadequate. The leads for Vivian & Edward didn’t seem to have enough talent, can’t dance, sing or act, excruciatingly awful. There was zero chemistry between the two lead actors. The song selection fell short in engaging the crowd. This play would allow for a lot of witty jokes which it didn’t get. The play being in LA and the plot taking place in Hollywood should have given the opportunity for a stellar show. I was very disappointed with the lack of prop decor, could have done so much better! Lastly, everyone in the supporting cast was absolutely amazing! Very talented, the Opera singer was out of this world phenomenal. The theme song should be planned at least 3 times throughout the play, we all love the song! and it would have set the mood from beginning to end. For theater you need to command a presence when you hit the stage, the leads fell incredibly short in doing so.

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