Anonymous from Schenectady, New York
CRUDE HUMOR IN SOME SPOTS
The acting, singing and dancing were superb! However, the storyline uses some crude, risque humor, and the F word is used throughout. This could be offensive to many people. At some points I felt the storyline dragged abit, but the actors certainly gave it their all. The main characters received a standing O at the end. I saw two young boys in the crowd as we were leaving. I don't think it is appropriate for younger kids. I'd say this is "R" rated. There were two older ladies sitting behind us, and I did NOT hear them laughing at all. So, for me, it was disappointing. I had no idea that crude humor and bad language would be so prevalent.
Mike from Columbus, Ohio
PROBABLY A GREAT SHOW - COULDN'T UNDERSTAND SPEAKING/SINGING
I likely would have rated the show higher but for most of the show I could not understand what was being said or sung. The sound was WAY TOO LOUD so that the voices did not come through clearly. When the music/sound was low enough so I could understand the words, the show was very good. The perfromers have great talent, just wish I could have enjoyed it.
Anonymous from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A BIT REDUNDANT IN MOCKING REDUNDANCY
What was good was very good, but the show probably needs to be shortened by 30-40 minutes. really, I was waiting for the show to end -- never a good sign. Even poking fun at the redundancy of typical Broadway shows became redundant after a while. There is a fine line between brilliant satire and piling on. You need to just barely make your point, and then move on to something else. I think it was Johnny Carson who once said you should make no more than three jokes about the same topic no matter how funny. TBOM kept making the same joke a few too many times. The first act was brilliant and fresh. By the middle of act two I began anticipating (correctly) almost every line in every song. That is not fresh. I concur with earlier views about the sound being too loud, and I am a veteran of rock concerts. Lyric-driven songs must be understood completely in order to be effective. meanwhile, the acting was terrific, and my 14 year old daughter was not offended.
George Gabuzda from Indianapolis, Indiana
GREAT COMEDY AND ACTING BUT POOR TECHNICAL EXECUTION
This was our first time to see this play and to attend anything at Clowes Hall. I think that the play was probably spectacular and funny but from where we were sitting, it did not come across as such. We were in the 2nd Balcony, Last Row Center - seats 105 and 106. We struggled through the first half of the play as we could not hear the lines well due to the orchestra being too loud. In addition, we missed much of the visual humor as we were too far away to clearly see what was going on. The second half of the show was better, but we still struggled to hear the lines. Our take is that we would like to see a movie version of the play or see the play again in a smaller theater with better management of acoustics. I doubt we will be back to Clowes
Dore from Reno, Nevada
NOT THE QUALITY I EXPECTED
It may have been our location in the theater ... lower level on the side ... but the lighting and the sound were not tops. The lighting on stage reflected too intensely. It hurt my eyes! The sound was not super clear. The performers were very good.
Stella from Toronto, Ontario
I've seen this show five or six times now because I love it so much, so I was thoroughly looking forward to this production. Sadly, I felt let down. The sound quality was off, making the treble ear-piercing, and drowning out a lot of the words. The female lead couldn't do an African accent to save her life, which was thoroughly disappointing, especially considering she has some great lines, which were only overshadowed by her terrible pronunciation. Other than that, the show was great fun as always. I suppose if I'd never seen it before I would have rated it higher, but the last time I saw it, in Toronto, it was utterly fantastic, and this production sadly fell flat.
Matt M from San Jose, California
FIX THE SOUND QUALITY OR CHARGE LESS
Saw this last night in San Jose - July 17, 2019. Great performers and play that was hampered by poor sound engineering. Same problem as past years according to these reviews. With that much volume are you really unable to make the voices come through. The balcony got loud music volume and unintelligible dialogue and lyrics - Thats ridiculous after the consistent past feedback below. Please upgrade your sound engineers and turn up the vocals in the mix. If s cast member sat in the balcony they would be pissed.
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