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Big Fish Reviews

Oriental Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

213 ratings
4.2 average rating
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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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17 reviews
2 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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28 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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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 30 2013

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

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 01 2013

Getting the tickets was easy, The Oriental Theater is great, the seats were good. Unfortunately the show was disappointing. A very traditional Broadway musical with indistinct musical numbers that definitely needs tightening up. There is one...continued

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Lynne Red Velvet
7 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

This show was amazing in every way. I would see it again and recommend it to both adults and children.

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2 reviews
2 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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2 reviews
3 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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2 reviews
0 stars
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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
3 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

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1 review
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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27 reviews
7 stars
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25 reviews
4 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
21 events
16 reviews
5 stars
Irma
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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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