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Ameriville

Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

27 ratings
4.1 average rating
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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

Very compelling performance. Not a conventional play, for sure, but it made a nice change of pace. The politics of the piece were a little unsophisticated and obvious, but the talent of the performers outshone the material.

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24 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

So Much Energy from four talented actors. The music was wonderful.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

This show was absolutely stunning and I recommend it to every person in America. Not only do the performers have great talent and musical ability, but the individual... continued

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24 reviews
42 stars
attended Feb 04 2012

Very talented cast. Fast-paced. Lots of ideas in small amount of time.

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 31 2012

Very energetic performances. All four cast members were very good. The music was very good in spots, less so in others. The themes were interesting, though a stronger narrative should help. 90 minutes is a bit too long; 70 would have been better.

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8 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

We loved this performance! All four of the cast members were very talented. It did run a little long (15 min. or so) - but incredible!

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 29 2012

Stomp dancing with jazz and rapp. A script that speaks to emotions but lacks depth. 5 stars for the cast who tirelessly give their best performance.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

The usage of hip hop and humor to jolt the conciousness of all Americans on these very serious issues was pretty clever. I really enjoyed the show.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

Amazing show! Powerful, deep, funny, rhythmic, incredible. Go see this show!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 29 2012

I would have given it a 5-star rating had I been able to read everything that was on the screen (sometimes the information was removed too quickly) and able to hear every... continued

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19 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

There is plenty to enjoy about this show. Personally, I attend many different musicals, theater events, and performing arts pieces. Although the message is noble, I felt... continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 04 2012

Very high energy show covering a lot of social justice topics in a musical.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

A disjointed mess. Two of the performers were very talented but this was just not an enjoyable experience nor was it thought provoking.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 29 2012

a very powerful play-very different

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

Acting and singing great. Sure did cover everything
that is not working in this country. Somewhat one sided.

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8 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 16 2012

Awesome performance! Wanna see it again.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

My seat sucked since I was way in the corner and could not see everything, but the performance was energetic and meaningful. Go see it.

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2 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 02 2012

The style of the play, the singing, the comedy, and all the social references were incredible! Ms. Ruiz blew me away with her voice...one fellow alto to another. I was... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

This is a unique presentation of the devastation and politics surrounding the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. Musically presented, the only instruments involved are voices, feet and hands. Very cleverly put together.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 12 2012

Amazing- I loved it and want to go again!

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