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Hairspray Reviews

Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre (Boston, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

93 ratings
4.3 average rating
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14 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

A very fun and uplifting comedy with very good music. The performances were overall quite good, though it appears that the cast was all new.

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

We took my two kids to see it and we all had a great time. The slowness of the first act was more than made up by the tempo of the second act. We'd recommend this show to others.

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Music has authentic sound of the late 50's - early 60's. AWFUL noise. But sound system is properly balanced and the story is appropriate for tweens and older as long as family explains Jim Crow laws beforehand. Good acting....fun.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

Cute play. I took my two daughters (13 and 15) who enjoyed it. They were a bit disappointed because it differs slightly from the movie but all in all said they liked it.

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 25 2008

Hairspray was a lot of fun. The Wang is a pretty venue, and it was easy to get into and out of the theater. The spotlight operators needed additional practice on the theater's equipment or general training or something because they kept the light...continued

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Paula Broome
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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 25 2008

At 7 PM we were led immediately to the ticket window where our tickets were waiting. We had no trouble getting our tickets and even had time to have a nice meal at a nearby restaurant. The play was outstanding. The actors' enthusiasm was...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

I thought it, basically, was what I call a "popcorn musical"...no real depth....but sometimes very amusing. No "Sweeney Todd" or "Company" etc....not like the musical we enjoyed just the day before "Dessa Rose". That had depth and meaning.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

I loved this musical. Even better than the movies,which is how I first saw Hairspray. It had a light, but deep spin on really tough issues which I appreciated. 110% Fun. Would definitely see again! And, I got upgraded to four rows from the...continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

Better than 'I liked it'....loved the music and the performers...casting seemed almost perfect! Edna Turnblad was my favorite!!

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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

Great production. Touring cast was very good, but not extraordinary.

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5 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 25 2008

Hairspray was wonderful -- a fun and talented cast kept everyone entertained all evening!

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

I took my daughter and grand daughter and we all had a fabulous time!

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5 reviews
16 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Seats were a bit far back for what we thought we were getting but show was good

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

we really enjoyed the show. glad we went

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

A lively show professionally done. Lots of laughs. Wish we had sat a little closer so that we could have seen the expressions better.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 27 2008

It was a great performance! Energetic and fast paced fun. Definitely would recommend seeing this.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

A delightful musical with an important message, great voices, and terrific dancing!

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Excellent show, great singers and, of course, a great story.
But the sound system in the Wang Center could have been better.

Worth seeing

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 25 2008

Great costumes, great songs, fun production. I took my teenaged daughters and they had a blast.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

The play was a great one and the theater is unbelievable.

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