Billyelliot 031111 v1

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Keller Auditorium (Portland, OR)

Reviews & Ratings

17 ratings
4.2 average rating
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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

Like the other reviewer, I also struggled to understand the dialogue due to the poor sound quality in the auditorium. We were on the first balcony and although we had good seats, it was annoying to have to strain to hear what was being said. It...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

I was very disappointed with the sound in the auditorium...We were on orchestra level and really had to struggle to understand the dialogue (no we are not elderly or hard of hearing) which really took away from the whole experience...On a...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

I'd have to agree with the other reviewers... parts of the dialogue were difficult to understand - I'm not sure if it was purely due to the accents or the sound/microphones. Otherwise we really enjoyed this and the dancing was spectacular!

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Kathy R
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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

I also thought the sound was EXCESSIVELY loud and I too, am NOT hard of hearing but had a difficult time understanding the dialogue.

I did, however, LOVE the sets, music, and dancing. The dancing was just terrific and the choreography the...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

This show was absolutely fantastic. Even though it is three hours long the time passes quickly as the show always has something to hold one's attention. The boy who played Billy Elliot for this performance was Daniel Russell and he was superb. I...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

A MUST SEE for all ages. The talent in this show is outstanding. I look forward to seeing these young amazing actors for many years. It's a Tony winner for a good reason! FANTASTIC!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

I loved it, it was a lot of fun and the performances especially by the kids were amazing.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

I really enjoyed the performance. I like the movie, but wasn't that excited to go to see this (my mom wanted to go) & I was totally won over. The child actors/dancers/singers were great & I really enjoyed it!

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

My wife and I enjoyed this show very much. Yes, there were issues with the accent, but it's a British play and there should be an accent and Brits in general can be hard to understand. I appreciated that there were posters in the lobby that...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

Good show, good sets, good actors/dancers, and good energy throughout! But the sound quality coupled with the accents made dialogue and lyrics hard to discern back in the U row of orchestra for many of the deeper voiced male characters/singers. ...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

I enjoyed every moment of this show. Brilliant staging, fabulous dancing, raucous, intense, but skillfully paced. One moment I was weeping, the next laughing, the next cheering for the dancers' skill and spirit. This is the best I've seen in a...continued

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1 review
5 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

I was disappointed in the staging at the Keller - - it was too dark. And the sound was both loud and indiscernible, which I'm sure was made worse by the uneven accents of the players. I went in wanting to love the musical as much if not more than...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

Over all a 4 star rating. Music a 4 star, Dancing a 5 star. Only concern is a lot of anger (yelling) in ther story line...

By the end of the performance a really good time for all.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 12 2011

The first act was impossible to understand any words being sung in the songs, so you had to guess something was wrong but not know what it was about. Scattered throughout the play were similiar spots like this, but in general it was delightful. ...continued

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