2008wss

West Side Story

Kofman Theatre (Alameda, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

25 ratings
4.2 average rating
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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

I felt the show was very amateur. Some of the cast members were excellent(Anita for example) and others were just OK. I didn't believe that everyone was committed to their parts but overall it was entertaining.

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181 reviews
86 stars
attended Jul 25 2008

Terrific show....great dancing and singing, costumes and sets. Only negative was occasional unevenness in microphones. Should have had much greater support from the public.

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52 events
47 reviews
48 stars
attended Jul 25 2008

Everything was very, very good -- much better than I expected (though I'm not sure what I expected) -- but the total was less than the sum of the constituent parts. The venue has little intimacy -- and I felt disconnected in the cavernous...continued

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59 events
47 reviews
24 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Very clever set... great acting and singing... the costumes were authentic-looking.

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73 events
32 reviews
21 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

It's a shame that more people in Alameda do not come out to support their local theatre. ACLO does some really good productions.

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286 events
32 reviews
81 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Very well done - great dancing, very strong cast, orchestra played very well
Only downside was the sound was either over or under miked and not consistent

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31 events
21 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 27 2008

That was the last performance, but it was great. Anything that ALCO does is worth going to. So GO!

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45 events
20 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

The production itself was excellent. The direction and choreography were first rate. The cast was very strong and did a great job. My only critique is the sound system. The actors were wearing head mics and there was a lot of distortion and...continued

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24 events
15 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

I think the Sound Designer/Engineer was completely DEAF.
Worst sound at an event EVER.
Didn't make a single attempt at fixing feedback, broken mics, blaringly loud mics...it was obvious she didn't know what she was doing and/or didn't care at...continued

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14 events
8 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

The theatre was very charming, orchestra was wonderful and the singers and dancers were amazing. Excellent.

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57 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 27 2008

The Alameda Civic Light Opera's presentations are truly excellent. Drawing from the best talent in the bay area and the best direction, the musicals are a delight. Still remaining this summer are "Forever Plaid" and "Grease".

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10 events
5 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

The lead singers were terrific, the play was long and dragged at some parts.

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Betsey Lim
38 events
4 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

I was totally amazed at the high level of talent, song and dance. Jerome Robbins' West Side Story is the popular/fantastic standard for all others to be judged against with George Chadkris and Anita Moreno dancing, singing..........and this ACLO...continued

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22 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Great production! Wonderful dancing and singing! Tony and Maria were terrific and very believable.

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6 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 25 2008

The performance we saw was Friday night, July 25th. It was a great show, the music was wonderful, the costumes were cool, the sets were great. It was a night to remember.

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22 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Very enjoyable. Solid singing and orchestra.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Great performance by all actors.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

This was a phenomenal production. The dancing and singing were excellent and the staging of the production was magnificent and very original. I thought that the leads were fantastic particularly Robert Lopez who played Tony and Donna...continued

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