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Signs Of Life: A New Musical Reviews

Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater (Chicago, IL)

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

This was a heart-wrenching production. I am still trembling from the song "HOME AGAIN SOON"... There were moments when you felt as though you were sitting in an attic yourself, watching these artists reach for some semblance of a normal life...continued

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31 reviews
-2 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Wonderfully done. All the voices were amazing and the songs really great. And while the story is a horrendous one, turning it into a musical makes it a little more palatable (mainly because it removes it from reality).

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9 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

The show was powerful and moving but not easy. The whole cast was good but Megan Long was incredible in all ways.

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attended Sep 26 2013

During the first half, I was sitting in the wings toward the front and the stage lights on the actors were shining in my face. During intermission I moved to the center and I really enjoyed the second half. Also, I realized that, by sitting on...continued

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10 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

outstanding music. The subject was sad but the cast was wonderful

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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

A sensitively wrought show about the WW!! experience of Chek Jews who went to Terezan, a city the Nazi's set up to fool the Red Cross regarding their "humane treatment of the Jews." The book of the show is exceptionally smart and honest, the...continued

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 13 2013

An amazing production that will touch your soul. Perfectly nuanced acting by the entire cast, beautifully sung and articulated songs. This compelling production captures a slice of a very ugly time in history.

The performance I saw was even...continued

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8 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Excellent music, lyrics. Heartbreaking story. Fantastic set, wonderful actors.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

Great seats and theater and Golstar pricing. Play was very good, especially lead actor as Director. While music was not outstanding, the songs and lyrics fit the story perfectly. It's a play that should be seen regionally and by a wide...continued

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3 reviews
25 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

I truly enjoyed the show and am glad it was a musical. If it had not been a musical there would not have been a dry eye. A very good story. Only setback...theater was freezing!

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

Interesting subject to set to a musical, but great performances by the actors.

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0 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

The actors and their singing was very good. Staging was perfect. The storyline of the play was a bit odd. Play seemed alike a mix of Springtime for Hitler and Les Miserables.

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6 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

Very Good Production. Parents and the grandparents should encourage the younger generation to see, to know and not to let it happen again.

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0 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

Before seeing the show I wondered how this subject could be a musical..I was very well

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4 stars
attended Oct 06 2013

First act was excellent - second act dissolved into some cramming of story lines, over-singing, and some very unbelievable moments.

Very good work by everyone, in particular Jason Collins and Lara Filip.

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attended Oct 09 2013

Great music and lyrics, and fantastic voices. It's dark and difficult subject matter, but it's an ultimately powerful experience. Worth far more than the price.

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attended Oct 18 2013

Powerful and moving production. Fantastic experience.

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