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Re: “The Lead Character is Not Fully Present in 'Hello Dolly!' at Playhouse Square

I agree completely. She was miscast, and the night we saw it, she was not singing so well either. She seemed thoroughly tired, as if the dancers were all moving around her and she was trying to get out of the way at times.

Posted by gwanner on 10/23/2018 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Lead Character is Not Fully Present in 'Hello Dolly!' at Playhouse Square

Betty Buckley created her own Dolly, a little more shy, a little less brassy, a little more human. I thought it was a nice touch. It wasn't the Bette Midler show, more of a true ensemble.

Posted by aglazen on 10/22/2018 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Yawns and Shrugs in 'The Woman in Black' at the Cleveland Play House

Totally disagree. Very much enjoyed this. Go see it. Christine is way off on this much too harsh review.

L. Baum

Posted by Luke F. Baum on 09/27/2018 at 4:41 PM

Re: “God Calls Himself an Asshole, in 'An Act of God' at the Beck Center

Hopefully the beck center will get struck by lightening.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Michael on 09/19/2018 at 5:10 AM

Re: “As 'Hamilton' Demonstrates, Our Country's Founders Had Their Turn to Fight, and It's Our Turn Now

Artsy types have always been this way.

They have no power. They would like you to think they matter but they don't. Bankers run things...and it was Hamilton who laid the foundation for that.

We're looking at Republican gains in the Senate in November. Trump 2020 is in the can but no one will admit it. With the market in the sky and unemployment near historic lows, why wouldn't it be?

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by rootvg on 07/31/2018 at 10:44 AM

Re: “As 'Hamilton' Demonstrates, Our Country's Founders Had Their Turn to Fight, and It's Our Turn Now

How long will we along our entertainment to be held captive by a leftist agenda?

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Free Scene Magazine on 07/27/2018 at 12:44 AM

Re: “As 'Hamilton' Demonstrates, Our Country's Founders Had Their Turn to Fight, and It's Our Turn Now

What a stupid and sloppy article with such obvious bias. It didn't suffice to write a theater critique I guess. You had to inject your politics every step of the way. Let me just point out a few of your most hilarious gaffes. So first, you point out that it's performed by mostly non-white actors, even though most of these characters were, in fact, thoroughly white. Ok, so that's fine, as long as they do a good job portraying the character. But what's interesting is that if the character were in fact a non-white, then a white or any other than the original race, gender, religion, favorite food-eating, etc etc etc cannot play that character. Hypocrisy much? Yes, of course you do, that's par for the course for the extreme Left. Ok, let's move on. You then talk much about democracy and how it isn't working now. Well, that's interesting. It worked when Obama was elected twice to the presidency, but when a right-leaning candidate was elected you scream "failure of democracy!" It's like a spoiled child who doesn't get their way and has a tantrum. No logic involved, just pure outraged emotion. But by the way, news flash, we are NOT a democracy. The very founding fathers who are featured in this production and who wrote the Constitution took from example how dangerous mob rule was and instituted a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. Thank God there are still parts of that still working. To finish up, yes, this country is on fire, thanks to previous administrations hell-bent on remaking America, Constitution be damned, according to their warped vision of what America should be. The current one is trying to put that out and get us back on track. The immigrant Alexander Hamilton, who helped found this country, would have expected no less...

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Ziebro on 07/26/2018 at 9:50 PM

Re: “The Intensity is Sometimes Lacking in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Blank Canvas Theatre

"Thus, as Hedwig relates between songs in his set" should read "Thus, as Hedwig relates between songs in her set".

Also, you may not have had the right exceptions for this character going into the show. Hedwig isn't hardcore 100% of the time. She is weepy-eyed, she is soft, she has been trampled. To expect her to unwaveringly maintain the 'edge' you refer to is unfair to the piece and performers.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by audience member on 06/13/2018 at 3:21 PM

Re: “The Great Poet Wallace Stevens, Who Worked as an Insurance Executive is Spotlighted in Things As They Are

How wonderful and interesting. The subterranean life of the imagination revealed!

Posted by Gregg G. Brown on 06/06/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Romantic turmoil simmers in The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical, at The Beck Center

husband left, he left our home and our 4 young kids, I tried a lot to get him back. We are now finally back. My life is complete again dr_mack@ yahoo. com, brought my Husband back. i am the happiest woman on earth right now,

Posted by Mirian brian on 06/05/2018 at 2:40 AM

Re: “In 'The Humans,' Laughter Mixes With Melancholy in Fascinating Ways

Excellent production. Would suggest turning up the sound levels for patrons in the balconies.

Posted by eprn on 04/18/2018 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Cast Seems Totally Tuckered in a Lackluster Production of Renowned Musical 'Rent'

You know that the set of Rent has literally never changed, right? That 'large dumb useless sculpture' has been in every single production since it's inception. Also, you completely mixed up and then combined Mimi and Angel (Angel's solo is Today 4 U, a scene Mimi is not even in.)

Posted by laura on 03/28/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Cast Seems Totally Tuckered in a Lackluster Production of Renowned Musical 'Rent'

The author probably has never seen rent before.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Molly Frederick on 03/18/2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Cast Seems Totally Tuckered in a Lackluster Production of Renowned Musical 'Rent'

You are criticizing "Today 4 U" but listing the characters wrong.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by olivia on 03/14/2018 at 5:07 PM
Posted by Frank Deb Geraci on 03/14/2018 at 4:14 PM

Re: “The '60s Musical 'Hair' at Beck Center Ignites Fewer Sparks Than a Soggy Doobie

Petty bitching? Really? Hair was a fun romp back to a different time when getting rich with a cute new app or finding a cool way to brand yourself wasn't on the radar. Sometimes a theater needs something with fun music that's memorable to fill seats. Hair holds up well.I noticed the band did a kick ass job with a ton of fast paced tunes. I was impressd with the quality of voices. Not enough hight tech.? Not having blinding multi-media distractions was a sweet part of the retro effect. It was easy to danc to & had a good beat. I'll give it a 9.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ballasch on 02/17/2018 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The '60s Musical 'Hair' at Beck Center Ignites Fewer Sparks Than a Soggy Doobie

^ Yeah, hard to believe it's only been 22 years. Feels like it was just yesterday. Wish they'd put on some different shows already, amirite?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by flask on 02/16/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “The '60s Musical 'Hair' at Beck Center Ignites Fewer Sparks Than a Soggy Doobie

Oh Hair at Beck. Again

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lakewould on 02/14/2018 at 7:09 AM
Posted by cdsolon on 11/22/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The Flying Monkeys Will Save Us, Or at Least Distract Us For a Moment, in the Soaring 'Wicked' at Playhouse Square

You need you get a life outside of your false, pathetic, loser political views. What a dick you are CH. I bet you think youre an enlightened intellectual. Youre just another leftist loser.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Blah on 11/22/2017 at 9:53 AM

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