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Big Fish Reviews

Oriental Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

215 ratings
4.2 average rating
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51 events
26 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

This is a beautiful play, very colorful, touching, and heartwarming. Just as wonderful as the movie. There were a few scenes that differed from the movie screen play, but the adaptations seemed to work better for the musical version. Excellent...continued

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20 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

I'm so glad we paid half price for these tickets, because we only stayed for half of the show. I had high hopes for this play, as the storyline seemed interesting and potentially funny. We really enjoyed the first 15 minutes or so, and then it...continued

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29 events
10 reviews
12 stars
attended May 02 2013

The whole production is wonderfully done! The set design, music and actors are top notch! My seats were also wonderful.....center 6 rows from stage! Enjoyed it so much we might go back!!

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 30 2013

Fantastical - the set, scenery, costumes, story, cast...loved it!!!

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 04 2013

Arrived at Will Call a little after 6. Tickets were ready and it was an easy pick up. After some dinner arrived back at the Oriental and were seated easily. Had a handicapped person in our party and our handicapped request was perfectly...continued

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Frank Gonzalez Red Velvet
18 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 25 2013

It was excellent. It was very well made and presented. All the singers and dancers were fantastic. I would very much recommend it
The only minus is that the ending was very anticlimactic, for the last two scenes, at the funeral and later with the...continued

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25 events
2 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

My family and i enjoyed the production very much. Our seats were in a fine location. (Thank you, Goldstar.) Norbert Leo Butz is a fantastic talent and perfect for this role.
The whole cast, along with costumes, set design and projections are first...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

Surprising beautiful scenery, very creative. We were upgraded and perfect seats. It kept our attention all the way through, better then the movie. I would see it again.

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4 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 17 2013

Loved the show. It was slow moving at spots, but the music was great and it was visually stunning. They did a remarkable job transforming the movie to a stage experience.

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30 reviews
9 stars
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27 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 12 2013

Big Fish was a Big Disappointment. I frequent MANY shows, large and small. This should have been a play versus a book. The pros were the talent and costumes. Terrific acting, singing ... but just a bad book. The script and songs either need a...continued

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23 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

It's a hard thing to review a musical. You know what you're getting... song and dance. Of which they did just that. Of course the story is different and that's not the problem. The lyrics were terrible, super chessy and at times so simple as being...continued

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21 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

great acting, great scenes. seats in balcony enable a better view of the "water/river". Great story!!

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21 reviews
9 stars
attended May 05 2013

We liked it! We were in the “nose bleed” section, leg room is tight so if you are a bigger person beware, but the view of the stage was wonderful. There was a bit of trouble with the sound in a few of the songs & speaking parts, tough to hear, but...continued

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Marianne L. Brown
23 events
16 reviews
7 stars
Irma
25 events
14 reviews
9 stars
attended May 05 2013

Ticket was available at the box office without any problem. Seat was a bit off center but with full view of the stage. Performance was inspiring. Sound was inconsistent and some actors were difficult to hear.

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30 events
10 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

A really great show -- costumes and set decorations were awesome. The actors were fantastic.

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10 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

I loved the staging (scenery, costumes, etc.) and entertainment value of the show. I was less than happy about the plot and length of the show. The father/son relationship had no emotional impact on me. I really loved the first half, but not...continued

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26 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2013

First, our seats were AMAZING! The show was good. I like several of the songs. My favorites were Start Over and the one about time standing still. I was a bit disappointed that the movie left me feeling like Ed's stories maybe - just maybe - could...continued

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