The audience 062013

NT Live: The Audience

Music Box Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

20 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Paul Red Velvet
34 events
18 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Enjoyable and engaging play with 12 Prime Ministers appearing throughout the current reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Even if you're not a UK history buff, several Prime Ministers everyone will know about and enjoy the interactions between The Queen...continued

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10 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

The "live" broadcast of the stage play was well done. The video moves did not intrude on the theater experience. Visual were crisp and audio was excellent. I judge this using the Met Opera simulcasts. The play itself was marvelous. If it is...continued

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20 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

The play was excellent and the theater was comfortable.

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70 events
34 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Great venue. The Music Box sells popcorn with butter at a great price!

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19 events
11 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

Loved it. The Music Box's theater looks like a live-play theater versus a movie theater, which added to the experience

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jcg
18 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

The play itself was wonderlul and wonderfully acted. My only complaint is that the venue was in the Music Box Theater, a very old building on Chicago's north side. Parking was not convenient no even reasonably pricedin that immediate area but...continued

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22 events
9 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

Excellent show to get the most out of it one should probably know something about English politics and who the prime ministers were. Sometimes a little hard to understand the accent.

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13 events
8 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Sorry to say I couldn't get to and from the theater because there was an all star game at wrigley field.

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8 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

The Audience was certainly entertaining. It is another glimpse of the Queen that makes her more human than she seems. My husband and I both enjoyed the experience of watching the play in a movie theatre.

If only we spoke the same language as...continued

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10 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

No one plays the Queen better than Mirren. The choice of prime Ministers excellent and they were all outstanding. The concept was brilliant as I felt as if I was at the National Theatre. Wonderful nostalgia and history as I remembered every one...continued

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7 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

Superb overall - acting by all (esp Helen Mirren who IS QEII); costuming/almost magical transition btn. decades; clever concept of conversations; etc., etc.

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10 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

"The Audience" is clearly a star vehicle for Helen Mirren, but very enjoyable to see her again as Queen Elizabeth. It's reminiscent of Bette Davis playing the first Elizabeth (several times) or Helen Hayes as Victoria--always surefire box office....continued

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Susan Schroeder
9 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

I so want to go to London and see it live....excellent! Helen Mirren is soooo good.

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6 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Wonderful evening watching The Audience. Did not know what to expect from the show but it was an enjoyable and we all had a good laugh. Amazing performances, Helen Mirren is superb as The Queen.

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31 events
1 review
8 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Helen Mirren is a "wow". The production was wonderful. Highly recommended.

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5 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

It was a great performance once it got going. There was an early glitch in the system that prevented us from seeing a portion of the prelim discussion. It did not impact the actual viewing of the main event.

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14 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect - turned out to be a great experience. Can't wait for another show.

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