Showpick from San Francisco, California
I saw the producion in NYC with its original stars. It's an elegant musical that is delightful for all ages.
Sondra from St. Louis, Missouri
ANASTASIA AT THE FABULOUS FOX
I have seen Anastasia in NYC twice and absolutely loved the production. The Fox version, actors, actresses and scenery did not match the Broadway production but was still a wonderful show. Lila Cohan, as Anastasia has a fabulous voice! My 8 year old grand daughter was mesmerized by the play and loved it. We ate before the show at Stage Left Grille. The location is directly next door to the Fox so a perfect place to eat before a show.
Rebecca from Dallas, Texas
ANASTASIA’S JOURNEY TO NORTH AMERICA=FAIL
Extremely disappointed. I have seen both performances on and off broadway and recommend they revisit the touring Anastasia’s performance. Instead of leveraging the past and history of the story. This traveling actress portrays a self-righteous, presumptuous appearance. All in all, the touring cast may need a refresh from the original cast to avoid a cost deficit. I’ve never rooted for the main character to be eliminated until now. Her talent in singing is fine but her annunciation and emphasis on words is her death.
Paul Robetts from Chicago, Illinois
UGH... WHERE TO BEGIN?
We saw Anastasia at Chicago's Nederlander Theater last night. There were many problems, but let's start with the good things. The visual projections which serve as the scenery were vivid and appealing. The chorus was lively and performed well. Now the bad news: Gleb overacted his heart out (some of his facial grimaces during songs were unintentionally funny). Dmitry and Vlad worked well together and were entertaining. Unfortunately, the lead character is miscast. She has a very good voice, but her tone was hard to tolerate at times and her acting skills were lacking. Zero chemistry with either Gleb or Dmitry. The biggest problem: the musical itself. It just isn't well conceived. The songs are forgettable. Their Disneyfied version of the royal assassinations and the Bolshevik revolution is weird and heartless. A musical written without heart makes it difficult for the performers to give their best. That's what we saw last night.
Dana Spivak from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
We love the theater and go every chance we get. This is the first time we have ever left at intermission. I would have left sooner, but I didn't want to disturb others around me. The setting was absolutely magical. The stage, props, and costumes were amazing. Anastasia had an angelic voice that sent chills through you. That being said, there was ZERO chemistry on stage between characters, the acting portion of the play was horrible, and the songs were so unbelievably boring that it was hard to stay awake. If it wasn't for the few one liners by Vlad I may have snored out loud. (He was great by the way!). Save your money! This one should have stayed with 20th Century Fox's animation department.
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Anastasia leaves you with a profound message - you will never be recognized if you cannot recognize yourself and where you are from.
Meghan Markle isn't the only American who gets to be a princess - Christy Altomare has been playing the part since March 2017. Now of course, Altomare plays Anastasia, the Grand Duchess of Russia in the stage adaptation of the hit film, but nonetheless,Read full review
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