Porchlight 040113

Pal Joey

Stage 773 (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

47 ratings
4.1 average rating
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23 reviews
9 stars
attended May 18 2013

Very enjoyable old musical. It had two memorable songs, and a number of forgettable ones, but the dancing and jazz style was very pleasant. The cast was very good and sang and danced their hearts out. The theater got stuffy and was not very...continued

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19 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

This is an excellent production with terrific performances. It's amazing what Porchlight can do with a small stage and limited set. Great music, fun dance numbers, and an engaging (and surprisingly sexually frank) story. We had a wonderful...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 22 2013

I see a LOT of theater and this was terrific. Great cast, great band, and flawlessly directed and choreographed. I disagree with the reviewer who did not like Susie McMonagle. Her understated but rock-solid confident take on the character of Vera...continued

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65 reviews
487 stars
attended May 04 2013

From entering the theater, and getting the vibe of being in a supper club, to the energetic fun loving dance numbers, to the wonderful costumes...Pal Joey was a TOTAL JOY!!!(smiles) The live music was WONDERFUL, and the singing and acting were...continued

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27 reviews
0 stars
attended May 25 2013

Fun, energetic, not often seen show. The dancing is terrific and the singing great. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening!

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20 reviews
9 stars
attended May 04 2013

It was a great show but I did not like the idea that the entire first two rows in the center section were reserved.

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20 reviews
1 stars
attended May 18 2013

what a great show, the talent is just amazing

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 22 2013

There are 3 reasons to see this show: the great dancing by the cast, the performance of Adrian Aguilar in the lead role of Joey, and the show-stealing performance of Callie Johnson in the role of Melba Snyder and her terrific rendition of ZIP...continued

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13 reviews
3 stars
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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 22 2013

Some of the actors were good, but the script was lacking.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

The energy and performance were captivating. The house sells seats with limited viewing and does not disclose this. Since seats are first come first served [except that subscribers have all the best seats held back]. We had an obstructed view and...continued

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10 reviews
22 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

First of all, you can't beat Rodgers and Hart. And Pal Joey may well be the best of their musicals. Add to this the brilliant acting, singing, and dancing from the cast, especially from the two leads, Adrian Aguilar as Joey Evans and Susie Mc...continued

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10 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

I think I would have given the play a higher rating if I could have seen everything. the theater that was used for this play had poor seating. I have been in another theater in this building and all the seating was good. I sat on the side and was...continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

After waiting several decades for a production of Pal Joey I have to say I was disappointed in this one. I think the 2 leads, though enormously talented elsewhere, do not fit these roles. Adrian Aguilar looks like Joey but doesn't act the...continued

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended May 10 2013

There were parts of Pal Joey that were definitely 5 star, such as the song "Zip" performed by Callie somebody. That was outstanding. Either this room did not have good acoustics, the voices weren't particularly strong, or the body mikes were...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 26 2013

Goldstar is great ....just know that sometimes it is open seating and you should get there early. Pal Joey was a lot of fun and fabulous dancing. So glad we did not miss it.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2013

I used Goldstar and it was very easy. I received results on my email and just showed the paper at the theater and the tickets were put in my hand. I would Goldstar many more times to purchase tickets to other performances.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

It was fabulous! The dancing, singing, and acting were top notch. It was my first visit to Stage 773 and I love the venue. All seats are great seats.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 26 2013

I ordered 3 tickets and they were waiting for me at the ticket office. The performance was wonderful! Had great seats and well worth going.

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 24 2013

The hardest working cast in town! Totally enjoyable evening. Incredible choreography. Adrian is a quadruple threat Can't wait to see what he does next. .

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