Gershwin 022609 v2

The Brothers Gershwin: George & Ira Reviews

Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

32 ratings
4.1 average rating
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26 events
18 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

They did a great job this year. When I purchased the tickets I did not realize it was for a benefit. I was happy to find out that this was a charity event, with a live and silent auction. The house was full, I won my two silent bids and was...continued

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Self-Proclaimed GOLDSTAR POSTER BOY Red Velvet
261 events
72 reviews
1132 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

A GREAT EVENING.... ALL FOUR OF US LOVED IT!!

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234 events
19 reviews
53 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

StageLA does a tantastic job every year, including this year's 25th Anniversary shoe. Amazing group of performers ranging from Valerie Pettiford to Bruce Vilanch to Lucas Grabeel. It's an uplifting, fun, entertaining evening for a Great cause...continued

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55 events
9 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

I can agree with all of the other comments. The production was actually better than some of the last few years. over the years, using the same format has gotten stale. However, new life was blown into this year's production. BUT GET RID OF...continued

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83 events
31 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

This was a wonderful experience-great music, great talent, great entertainment, great cause.
It could have gone on another few hours........

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33 events
30 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

This year's 25th Annual S.T.A.G.E. production, The Brothers Gershwin: George & Irs, a S.T.A.G.E. benefit for APLA, was, as always has been with S.T.A.G.E. productions, the very best value for any performance anywhere, bar none! Don't miss the 26th...continued

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8 events
6 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

Lots of great talent! Yes, the auction in the middle of the show was a bad idea. The band was terrific and really supported the soloists. Also the sound at The Wilshire is wonderful - they've tuned it perfectly. The one sour note was the comedy...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

A terrific event for a wonderful cause.

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29 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

As always a good event. However the lighting issue was a major problem on Saturday night, blinding many of us in the balcony during the Rhapsody In Blue performance. Hope it was corrected for Sunday.

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374 events
149 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

Delightful & entertaining. Great talent for a great cause.

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39 events
19 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

excellent performance by a lot of the cast. ALthough I am not a prude, there were items and language that did not contribute to the show at all, by the guy who was not only sloppily dressed but also had unnecessary innuendos.

THe show was fun,...continued

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54 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

The Gershwin show Saturday night was ok. Way too long. The auction
was a good thing but sure took a lot of time. Spotlights shining into
the audience were somewhat of a pain. Rhapsody in Blue was really
unnecessary in that the pianist...continued

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46 events
10 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

A nice set of performances and interpretations, delightful to watch and listen to. Lighting problems seem to have been worked out for Sunday afternoon's concert. A lovely theater as well.

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27 events
8 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

I took my 78 year old mother to this performace and she LOVED it.

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17 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

It was a long evening of uneven performances and technical glitches. Intermission plus the long live auction added 45 minutes to the performance. I could have done without the "comedy" sketches about the Gershwins and the set was distracting. ...continued

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10 events
7 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

Our seats were about as far back as one could be, and there is little leg room at this theater. However, with binoculars, I could zoom in on the entertainment. I was not prepared for the live auction as this was my first experience with this...continued

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27 events
6 reviews
23 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

Loved the performance, felt very entertained. Was a bit let-down when I did not get the front balcany seats I purchased, but was given the rear balcony. Did not complain due to the cause of the event. The lighting director, where was he...continued

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9 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

Overall I loved it. Some of the performances blew me away. Loretta Devine was superb and several others - there was so, so much talent up there.

There also was self indulgence. The fact that director Galligan let Carole Cook go on so long -...continued

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33 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

The lighting was fine on Sunday afternoon. In all, a wonderful event.

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20 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

It was a great event! I enjoyed the show wholeheartedly!

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