Secret garden 920

The Secret Garden Reviews

Chance Theater (Anaheim, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

15 ratings
4.2 average rating
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68 reviews
24 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

One of the worst productions I have ever seen at the Chance. Poor acting, bad accents, terrible singing, and a awful script. Wanted to leave at intermission.

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4 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Well done. Great music including instruments and voices! Small, intimate atmosphere adds to the strong performances.

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61 reviews
27 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

This is an intimate theater. All seats are good. It is important to now the story so you don't have to explain it to your guests during the play. Brilliant adaptation of this wonderful story. Wonderful voices especially Lilly and Devin. Amazingly...continued

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7 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

Voices were not bad. Two young actors amazing. However, everything else was nothing but dark, gloomy, sad, distressing, shadowy, funereal. I made an awful decision to attend this performance during this joyous season of peace and happiness. It...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

Actors were fabulous, very intense show. You need to know the story ahead of time, it is more of a dramatic musical than a happy love story. Beautifully done. Mary was fantastic, as well as the Lilly and Archibald.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2013

Beautifully portrait version of The Secret Garden. Brought the book to life. Music was beautiful. Mary was Charming. Lilly was captivating. The brother and sister (Martha) were captivating and lovable.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 07 2013

Enjoyable afternoon. Followed the book nicely, target for kids jr high and older. I loved how Martha and Dickon interacted with Mary, very endearing. Difficult musical score, the cast pulled it off extremely well. Especially surprising that...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

Very enjoyable evening. Was a much more sad of a story than i had gathered, but it was done very well. The lighting, live piano, actors expressions, and costuming all came together to create a powerful show.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

It was very dark...not very suitable for children.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

My little sister and I absolutely loved the Chance Theater's performance of The Secret Garden. We have both read the book and the musical holds a very special meaning for the both of us. The performance although in a much smaller setting than is...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 07 2013

The Chance Theater always does a great job. This show is not kid appropriate though, and the novel is. This interpretation focused on the adults and not the children, which really isn't the thrust of the book at all. I brought my daughter who said...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

The theater was too cold where we sat. It would be nice if management would check these kinds of things out before a performance.. Also the sound was too loud for such a small theater and we were all the way in the back. It would have been much...continued

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