Game show show

Thanks for Playing... The Game Show Show!

The Retro Dome (San Jose, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

18 ratings
3.8 average rating
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20 reviews
3 stars
attended May 13 2012

The Guggenheims (Shannon, Scott, and Stephen) bought this old domed theater from Century so they could put on live shows. "Thanks for Playing..." is their latest original live musical and it is a kick for anyone who spent way too much time in the...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 05 2012

The show was very entertaining, Since it was only the second showing there was of course room for improvement, however I always like seeing a show at the beginning and then attending a few months later to see how the actors turn it into their own....continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended May 13 2012

We really enjoyed the premier performance of "Thanks for Playing ...The Game Show Show". It was fast-paced, the music was great, and the performers were excellent. We did feel that the sound was a bit loud for the size of the theater, but all...continued

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended May 04 2012

Fun, high-energy, clever lyrics - especially fun if you grew up on games shows, like I did. Treat yourself to a fun night out at the Retrodome!

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

Sorry, not one of my favorite shows. The second act did pick up but we almost left at intermission as the first act was a bit tedious and fragmented. I did really enjoy one or two of the performers however. Kudos to Breigh Finnerty and the many...continued

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5 reviews
7 stars
attended May 04 2012

I saw this performance on opening night. The concept is really novel - it's about the game shows of the 60s and 70s, and we watch a game show struggling to get (and stay) on the air during the live TV era. As they use a few audience members...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 12 2012

Left at intermission. Just was too long.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

It was funny and the singing was excellent.

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended May 13 2012

The music was OK and the performers sang well but I find the story line boring and found myself sleepy on several parts of the show comsidering this is a musical comedy. I don't even understand how the game was played. It was quite confusing when...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 27 2012

The show was a marvelous idea and having seen all of the various game shows in my earlier years, I could appreciate it all. The singing and choreography was so well done and it was a terrific time in the theater.

I give the show 5 stars, but...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

The event was "ok". I have to say that the singning was really good. I found the play a bit long. I guess, I expected it to be funnier. Would I recommend it?...I'm not sure. Nothing related to the play, but in the Retro Dome, I was freezing. ...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

The singing was spectacular. Though in Act One, I nodded off several times, Act Two kept me totally alert and engaged.

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5 stars
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1 stars
attended May 12 2012

Good talent on stage but not Bored by the script. Left at intermission.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

I had the greatest time at the Retro Dome Friday night. What a fun place. The staff is so friendly and loving. When I arrived for the Game Show there were people dressed up to quote along with Ghostbusters. I plan to come back and check out the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

I had the privelege of attending The Game Show Show the other night. It was a wonderful experience! The retro, kitschy venue is beautiful and really sets up the happy, quirky mood the second you walk in the door. The musical is a brand new show...continued

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1 review
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attended Oct 19 2012

Up until recently I lived in New York so I had plenty of opportunities to see theatre, particularly new works. I was often surprised by how lacking many of the new shows in NY were in content. (And let me tell you, there's a musical now about...continued

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