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Diane Dantes from Chicago, Illinois
Absolutely incredible in every way!! Congratulations to the cast and artistic team at Drury Lane for creating a show that I didn't want to end! Much thanks for giving us one of the most enjoyable evenings we've had! BRAVO!!!
Laura from Naperville, IL
Haven't laughed that hard since Book of Mormon! Yes, it changed but the music was well preserved & it was an EXTREMELY talented group of performers. It was more geared to adults than children, but I found it worthwhile & would see again!
Michael-Colin Reed from Westchester, Illinois
NOT THE JOE YOU KNOW!
This re-imagining of Joseph will shock, annoy and/or piss off both theatrical and religious conservatives alike. All traces of the original have been replaced with Vegas glamour beginning with swapping Egypt's pyramids for the Luxor hotel's and then stuffing it with every Vegas celebrity. Sexy cocktail waitresses, a lead who spends half the show clad only in his boxers and even gender bending showgirls combine to make this show "NOT the Joe you know!". This directorial self indulgence works due to the commitment of the incredible cast that dives into with with total tongue in cheek gusto. Excellently sung and danced, beautifully costumed, ingeniously lit and clever projections make it a non-stop feast for the eye and ear. Any high concept staging must begin with a commitment to serving the story and that's sadly where this production fails. By making Joe an outside observer to his own story, all dramatic tension is removed sadly making this Vegas buffet all dessert and no meat.
Annie E from Chicago, Illinois
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT
I was worried if I had wasted my money after I read the Chicago tribune review. They were so wrong. It was a wonderful spin on the story, the voices of the cast were amazing and I found they modern twist so funny at times I was laughing so hard I cried. This was an amazing production. A must see for sure if you want to be entertained. I haven’t laughed this hard since the Book of Mormons! There’s not a bad seat in the house we were in 2nd row but you can see fine anywhere. This may not appeal to families with children but any adult with a pulse should love it.
SHG from Naperville, IL
UNEXPECTED, BUT LOTS OF TALENT
I was completely suprised by this rendition of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Once acclimated, I was very impressed by the talent and enjoyed it as a spoof. However, I agree with others who mention that it was too raunchy, which is a shame - Drury Lane has been producing ultra-classy productions and there's no need to stoop to that to provide top-notch, contemporary entertainment.
Carole Collins from Downers Grove, Illinois
It certainly was different than what i expected. I git a heads up on the way to the theatre and it helped get me into a more open minded mood. I enjoyed the jazzy vegas interpretation of a dream. I think if the billing had been clearer, people a) would not have brought children and b) would have been expecting something other than the original and that would have made the reviews better. My omly complaint is that the music was too loud, i couldn't always understand the words in the songs and the theatre was cold. Orher than that, i would highly recommend. The men dtessed as chorus girls was really fun and not sexual at all. The interpretations of vegas legions were delightful. See it! Seats were comfortable and we went over to Oask Brook to Pours for dinner. Great time had by all in our group.
Ken Hughes from Itasca, Illinois
NOT TRADITIONAL........BUT FUN, ENTERTAINING AND WORTH IT
all of the Joseph "haters" regarding the Drury Lane production need to take a chill pill and remember why you go to the theatre. Traditional? HECK NO. Fun, good vocals, good dancing, enjoyable evening? YES!! If there was one complaint it would be that sometimes the narrator (whose songs "move" the story along) does not sing clearly enough to hear all the lyrics...........BUT her impressions of the famous Diva's that she's impersonating were REALLY good. So if you just want to sit back, hear some great singing, great dancing, and enjoy a nice evening out at the theatre, I would tell you ................Yea, go check it out. It was fun
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