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West Side Story Reviews

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

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65 ratings
3.7 average rating
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31 reviews
24 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

Unintelligible a large part of the time; heavy on Spanish with no translations; lead actor was not very good; lots of warbling during long notes by most of the cast (pet peeve). Heard several other people making similar comments. Quality of the...continued

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15 reviews
33 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

What a travesty of a great musical. I went with several friends who all expressed the same opinion. The dancing was very well done but there was so little of the dialog and plot. What was very annoying and very upsetting were the many, many...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

I thought this production was just okay. The dancing and choreography were good, and I liked the sets. However, I thought that the voices, especially for the leads, were not up to the quality one would expect from this type of production.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

This has always been a favorite story of mine. It has been on our list of musicals we need to see. I was very pleased when it showed up on Gold Star. I enjoyed the entire show - thought it was well done.

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4 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

The play was good. Went hand in hand with the movie. The music was great as well. Although the seats on the top level are pretty high up there I was still able to get a good view. Overall it was nice, but a lot of snooty people there. HA.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

Tooo long. The first act was 1 1/2 hours. Everything seemed to drag. Tooo much conversation in Spanish. Did they think it would be a Spanish speaking audience.

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23 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE-VERY PROFESSIONAL AND GREAT TALENT

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34 reviews
29 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

The orchestra seats were great. The first act was very long and the lines in Spanish detracted from the show, especially if you don't know the language. I thought the show was OK but it just didn't have the spark I expected. I'm glad we only paid...continued

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28 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

Great show with the perfect casting. My wife and I have a great time. Thanks.

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22 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

Let me state that "West Side Story" is one of my favorite musicals, so the bar was set high. I had no problem with the alterations in the show (i.e. changes to musical numbers, such as "America"), although the use of Spanish was jarring for many...continued

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21 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

The only good thing about this production was the dancing (it used the original ground-breaking choreography) and the original, breath-taking musical score, well performed by the pit orchestra.

Though Maria and Tony had vocal range, their...continued

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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

This is a well known musical for many years. I love how they did the set. It was simple but effective. The voices were very good especially the lady who was playing Maria. Tony was good too. It was entertaining. The dancing was fun to watch....continued

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

Great Broadway Show in OC. Good seats. Terrific value! Go see it!

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

I was very excited to see this show as was my boyfriend. We both tried and failed to get tickets while in New York for this production. The dancing was not a let down at all. What strength these dancers must have. Great choreography. The singing...continued

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

Loved the original, so seeing this update was conflicting to me. In some cases I liked the Spanish added and in some cases did not, especially in the middle of familiar songs.

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9 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

This was one of the best live shows I have ever seen! The dancing was awesome! I have been thinking about the show all day that Isaw last night!! All I can say is Bravo!

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9 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

West Side Story was amazing. The whole musical was an experience of dance, song and drama. I saw the original in the 70's. This updated version includes a lot of spanish to compliment the plight of the Puerto Ricans in New York.

The large...continued

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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

This is a very good performance of West Side Story. The dancing is amazing - very athletic and perfect for the storyline. The vocal performances are also quite good with the exception of Tony - his vibrato is too heavy in some places. He...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

male dancers for officier crumpky were kinda perverted/gross
male lead voice was difficult to appreciate...good but something was off
female dancers were fantastic
I enjoyed the show

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6 reviews
0 stars
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