Irish eblast 041513

The Irish ... and How They Got That Way

Davis Square Theatre (Somerville, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

137 ratings
4.6 average rating
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29 events
8 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

If you love Irish music and Irish humor, you will love this show. The cast is incredibly talented; each of the 6 performers plays an instrument, sings and acts. We are lucky to have these seasoned performers in a small local theatre. They...continued

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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

very entertaining, six performers, three women and three men, very good, choreography excellent. a selective altho highly interesting take on irish history in the u.s. and in ireland. the role of women largely absent in this retelling.

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6 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 14 2013

Lots of fun and perspective on struggles of the Irish in America, especially after the potato famine. Talent is commendable.

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8 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 21 2013

Not a flaw as six superbly multi-talented performers ... each on stage perhaps 90% of the time ... gave us their best performances in a great story and production. Yeh ... I liked it.

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SS
62 events
59 reviews
40 stars
attended Apr 26 2013

Musical entertainment at its best - intertwined with historical lessons for those with Irish heritage . A must see with anyone with a drop of Irish blood or not. What a creative, entertaining genre to inform, create pride and entertain. An...continued

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20 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 21 2013

"It's a great show for the Irish!" I saw this event twice since it was so fabulous! It is a wonderful history of Ireland interweaved with songs and stories. You want to cry one minute and laugh the next. You even get a chance to clap your hands ...continued

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69 events
18 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

the singing, acting, dancing wonderful! Fun, funny, telling, sad, history all in one great show. LOVED IT!

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16 events
14 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 01 2013

A rousing, funny, poignant show, with incredibly talented performers. Each and every actor/singer/dancer/musician was tops

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12 events
9 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 02 2013

I didn't know what to expect, but the show was outstanding. Great musical telling of Irish history set to familiar and well loved songs. The six performers were incredibly talented musicians and actors, who really seemed to feel the emotion of...continued

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9 events
7 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

Great cast,great show very entertaining.
An outstanding performance

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Jim
20 events
6 reviews
32 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

a totally gr8 evening...talented cast, great music and lots of fun!

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9 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

Soooooo much talent! Was not expecting much. Purchased tickets for my boyfriend who loves this Irish stuff but I loved the show as well. Worth every penny and more.

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9 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 25 2013

Was very pleasantly surprised by this very informative and uplifting production. Every seat is a good seat in this venue, and the actors were superb. There were two stand-ins that night, and we couldn't have asked for a better performance. ...continued

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MEM
15 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 11 2013

What a talented troupe! Engaging and intersting format - a condensed version of the grandness of the Irish people. Great venue and seating. Thank you Frank McCourt!

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7 events
5 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

Cast was lively, enthusiastic and energetic. Enjoyed the performance though it was not quite what was expected and it would have helped me understand the "in-jokes" if I were Irish.

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8 events
5 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Great show--perfect for this small venue. Learned from the historic tellings and was moved by many of the ballads. Very talented group. Would highly recommend -- go and enjoy yourself!

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13 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 09 2013

The best St. Patrick's Day event we've ever attended. Thank you! The talented cast, music, comedy, history, choreography--ALL WONDERFUL! Some non-alcoholic Irish refreshment options would have been a nice detail to add.

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16 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

The energy level was high, the choreography was completely engaging, and the music brought unexpected tears to my eyes. I especially enjoyed how props were used as instruments and instruments were used as props. The women's voices were...continued

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14 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 05 2013

Thorougly enjoyed the show. The cast was energetic and very talented. Fun evening!

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

Top notch performances by the 6 actors, all of whom had wonderful voices and told an incredible story of the Irish and truly "how they got that way" ... bit of a history lesson along with the music.

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