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Big River

Glendale Centre Theatre (Glendale, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

21 ratings
4.5 average rating
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32 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

This was an excellent production. I saw the original on Broadway over 20 years ago and this version did it justice! The theater is very unique; older and the round and the production used that to their advantage. Wonderfully well done!

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72 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

I just LOVED it!! I saw this in another theater 2 yrs ago, and This production was far better. The music and dancing was fantastic.Also buying my ticket on Goldstar saved me money. I like that.
John Parker

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36 reviews
33 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

I like the show, I like the music. This production was energetic and fun, but lagged a little and lacked some of the "heart" that this show is known for. I love the theatre, the costuming, choreography, etc. was great.

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29 reviews
46 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

The production was a lot of fun. The dancing and singing were great. Especially good was the actor who played Jim, the runaway slave. The staging was enormously clever. It's a theater in the round; every seat's a good seat. It was hard to...continued

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26 reviews
3 stars
attended May 06 2011

This is the second Musical that we've seen here (Pajama Game was the first), and both were wonderful.

We are especially fond of Big River, a very moving show that we saw once before at the Deaf West Theatre, in an amazing version that was...continued

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26 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

We took our 6 and 8 year old and we all loved it. The theatre in the round is great -- not a bad seat. And we feel so close to the actors and they are all so friendly. You can't go wrong.

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23 reviews
19 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

A good rollicking time. Wonderful Talent. Not so deep like To Kill a Mockingbird. I couldn't help but be reminded of how awful it was that people would own slaves.

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19 reviews
7 stars
attended May 07 2011

Great, young cast... great performance. Glendale Centre Theatre Productions never fail to entertain. Best value in theater.

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15 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

A very entertaining and moving production. The leads have incredible singing voices and the acting is first-rate.

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15 reviews
22 stars
attended May 07 2011

Impressive vocals by Huck and Jim. I, too, saw this production on Broadway when Roger Miller was playing Mark Twain! I saw it twice out here with Deaf Theatre West, and was so impressed. This production was great, very innovative staging,...continued

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12 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

Let's face it, when you are working with Huck Finn you have a great foundation from which to work and Roger (King of the Road) Miller doesn't disappoint. This is the third time I have seen "Big River" and outside of the original Broadway version,...continued

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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

Very good production. Talented cast. Nice theater. Well worth attending. The actor who played "Jim" was outstanding.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was a terrific production! The venue is small and in the round. Every seat is good, with general seating. The acting, singing, dancing, costumes, and quality of the production were top-notch. It was a fun and enjoyable evening out. ...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

It was a very enjoyable play! The music was outstanding; particularly the character that played Jim, but they all had great voices! The theatre is kept up nicely and all the seats are good.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

One of the best shows I've ever seen. I am a season's ticket holder and I actually came back a second time. The actor who played Jim has one of the best voices I've ever heard and just listening to him brought me to tears of joy. Even my...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

The talent and direction were very good. Lots of beautiful voices brought one of my favorite shows to life. However, on the night I attended, there seemed to be quite a few issues with the sound system/microphones, which was pretty distracting...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

My first time at this theatre, and I was so impressed by the talent of the cast. Because it is theatre-in-the-round, there isn't a bad seat, it's first come, first served. My two kids (10 and 8) really enjoyed it. I'd come back to this theatre if...continued

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