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Cyrano Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

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44 ratings
4.2 average rating
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17 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

This was a very modernized adaptation of the French classic, "Cyrano de Bergerac", though you would never know this from reading the program. I don't think they should have assumed that everyone knows this; it's an important fact which ought to...continued

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

My husband and I went to the Chopin Theater for the first time to attend a preview performance of Cyrano. We enjoyed the show and found the cast to be lively and talented. However, we thought that the opening was a little slow. It didn't grab...continued

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148 reviews
60 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

The music is original and BEAUTIFUL! The actors did a really nice job. Fight choreography was well done. Costumes were fabulous. Excellent show!!!

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Scott S.
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93 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

excellent, extremely well done, they did an excellent job on this production.
Thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend!
Te only complaint we had was for the "Preview Night " production they had no program. We like to know the actors names &...continued

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fjm
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35 reviews
19 stars
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19 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 11 2011

This is an exciting new adaptation of the classic Rostand play. All of the humor and swashbuckling swordplay are kept, and the poetry downplayed for contemporary audiences. The set is clean and uncluttered, with a wonderful wrap-around balcony,...continued

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13 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

Extremely well acted, extremely entertaining. All four of us were very pleased to have seen this. Would recommend to anyone.

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11 reviews
18 stars
attended Aug 28 2011

Let's start with the theatre. The people who checked you in were very friendly and informative. It is a really unique looking place. Come early to look around the decorated rooms.

The seats were all good, each row being set up a higher level...continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

So cleanly performed! Timing was incredible - and with this kind of dialogue that makes a big difference. The comic foil was fantastically played. And Cyrano was a STAR. I highly recommend this show.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

To me, taking Edmond Rostand's brilliant script for Cyrano de Bergerac and changing it is a bit like saying "this Shakespeare guy, he's okay, but I bet I could do better!" Lines that are supposed to be supremely beautiful and poetic are nothing...continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 07 2011

A gem. In a small space with 1 piano for a prop, they put you into the world of Cyrano De Bergerac. The lead actor was wonderful. His face was very expressive. The sword fights were incredible.

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LT
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5 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 28 2011

Beautiful show!. The actor playing Cyrano is fantastic. It is fun to watch fencing scenes as well.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

A very Cozy and intimate setting that makes you feel like you're part of the action. Excellent group of actors.

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4 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

a wonderful updated version of the classic. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

Stacy Stoltz is a delight to watch as Roxanne. She makes fantastic choices that give breadth to the character, drawing you in and having you want her to get everything she wants from her suitor. Shawn Pfautsch's Cyrano is light, whimsical,...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

Entertainment show, and the price that I paid for was really decent, I recommend it, go and see the play.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

Great adaptation. Sit in the balcony!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 16 2011

Took a group of skeptical friends to see Cyrano with me at the Chopin Theatre. Happy to report that everyone loved it! Even the too-masculine-to-enjoy-theater guys! The cast was very interactive. The venue is cool, not at all stuffy/formal...continued

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2 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 07 2011

All actors were involved, and made a great portrail of the characters. Well done in all aspects.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

My wife and I attended one of the final previews. Cyrano is our favorite play, which makes us, sometimes harsh critics, but this was a good production. The music was unexpected, but unique touch and well sung by the "handsome" lead. The action and...continued

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