Wishyouwerehere 090413

When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney

Freud Playhouse at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

112 ratings
4.1 average rating
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12 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

The show was lovely, light and clean. If your child knows Disney they would enjoy and learn from. 'Walt' has an amazing voice and puts out a great performance. His brother too. Get parking directions ahead, it is kind of a maze to find your way...continued

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13 events
5 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 13 2013

The venue and the seating were fine--Freud is a small playhouse where pretty much every seat has a fairly good view. The play was problematic--the score has a couple entertaining numbers, such as "Just Like the Good Old Days," and "Paper and...continued

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19 events
5 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 13 2013

While the performance of the actors and dancers was very strong and impressive, the story was a bit rushed, jumbled, and some songs felt like they were out of place. Walt's mother was not an overly "feeling" woman and the development of...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 13 2013

Great show, however was very upset that the date I had tickets to was at the last minute cancelled and then to rebuy tickets was more expensive with less options because it was last minute. It was very unprofessional and disappointing.

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5 events
3 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

The show had some entertaining parts but overall I would say it was just OK. it was slow and concentrated mostly on Walt's disappointments rather than success. Too many musical numbers as well. It has potential, very talented actors and great...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

This show has promise, but it felt a bit long. The book constantly feels like it's trying too hard to be "magical", and much of the music felt cliche and rather bland. But the production design, direction, and performances were simply brilliant,...continued

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16 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

We have seen many musicals over the years. This is one of the best! Great story and the cast and musicians were absolutely wonderful! Really hoping that "When You Wish" finds great success!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

a magical experience, tributing the life of a true visionary. Well written story and music. Cast exceeded my expectations.

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Great dancing. Good singers and actors… Tired old love songs…story about old men arguing about money.
boring

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6 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

I am a huge Walt Disney fan and have read any and all material on him and the company The story is truly great the play itself captures a snap shot of the early years and explains his struggles and many obstacles he and Roy experienced along the...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Terrific performances, music & choreography. Loved the way they told the story with film footage in the background. Excellent show

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 17 2013

"When You Wish" is a neo-musical that is still working on finding its legs. The 10/17/14 performance was a real roller coaster of good & bad. Some musical numbers were so polished while others lacked cohesion. The title song, WYW, is just OK,...continued

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7 events
1 review
6 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

I brought a Disneyphile who enjoys quirky plays and he enjoyed the show. I napped somewhat.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

Incredible all the way around. One of the most enjoyable, inspiring original musicals I've seen in many many years. I loved it so much I went twice and would go again. Don't miss it.

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4 events
1 review
8 stars
attended Oct 11 2013

Not exactly what I was expecting. It dealt mostly with Walt's struggles, and not enough with the payoffs. You also get no sense of Walt the showman - he was almost a "Willy Wonka type", and yet the play didn't capture that aspect of his...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

Six of us attended on Sun. Oct 27. Everyone loved the show including my 15 year old grandson who wanted to stay home and play computer games with his friends. After the play I asked him if he was glad he came and even he side it was great. We...continued

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1 review
29 stars
attended Oct 23 2013

STELLAR!!! This was the 3rd performance I attended of When You Wish and let me tell you, it keeps getting better the more I see it live.
I had the privilege of sitting next to legendary Richard Sherman (Disney Academy Award-winning composer, Mary...continued

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1 review
0 stars
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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

The show needs work. I love Walt Disney and expected to love the show. The music didn't pull me emotionally into the show, it was nice, just not moving enough. I got teary eyed at the end when Walt does his Disneyland Opening Day Speech,...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

The songs in the show for the most part work rather well and the choreography in particular is top-notch. Dance fills the stage constantly; whether it's peppy routines or transition scenes, its a true highlight of the show. The costumes are also...continued

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