Midsummer musical

A Midsummer Night's Dream -- The Musical Reviews

Clayton E. Liggett Theatre (Encinitas, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

99 ratings
4.6 average rating
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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

Very enjoyable! Loved the addition of the songs and dances from the 60's. The only thing my husband and I didn't like was the intense air conditioning. Left the show with a warm heart but frozen body.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 13 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this musical. A wonderful, very professional cast, upbeat music, innovative set and costumes. It was such a fun way to perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The "play within a play" was hilarious. The Clayton E. Liggett...continued

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97 reviews
132 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

Almost every production with the Intrepid Shakespeare Company is first rate. It suffers only by being a tiny bit north of the average San Diego theatre-goers' range.

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Barbara Blackwell Red Velvet
36 events
22 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

It was FANTASTIC. The performers and venue were wonderful. Please include this theatre company in your program for all performances.

Midsummer Night's Dream is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. Intrepid added hit songs from the 60's at...

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21 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

Even if you know nothing about the Bard, you'll enjoy this play. The music fits well with story and will have you singing in your seat. Let's hope for an encore in 2014. Better yet...hamlet the musical. Lol

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21 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

The Goldstar portion was fine: the price was good and the parking easy and free. I left at the intermission. The show was sophomoric and the songs were underwhelming. The director had most of the cast running around so much it was like a track...continued

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7 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

Fun, inventive, totally cool,and a great way to see Shakespeare. My daughter said she doesn't think that she'll ever again be able see A Midsummer Night's Dream without music. And I might agree.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 02 2012

The adaptation of 60's music to this timeless play was done so well, with the words of the songs being so appropriate for the particular scene where each one was performed. The actors were great, with singing voices beyond my expectations. Even...continued

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63 reviews
41 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

We saw a preview and it was clear that great thigs were in the works. Will definitely be back to enjoy the polished product. Loved the energy and the enthusiasum of the cast and the directors. Had see last years amazing production and have...continued

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56 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 09 2012

The cast, music, dancing - everything was fantastic! Excellent venue. We especially enjoyed Taylor Peckham as Puck. This was a very enjoyable performance!

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51 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

The acting was good and the set was interesting but I found the gaps in the storyline, due to inserting the songs, made for confusion in tracking the action which doesn't occur when simply viewing this play as it exists. Theater cooled down...continued

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30 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 23 2012

Very entertaining.
Loved the vocals--except for the "queen devil" (Hippolyta/Titania?), her voices was scratchy at times.
Thought the stage work was wonderful--could have used the stage for the second half instead of in front of the curtain...continued

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21 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 16 2012

I am not a fan of Shakespeare, but this play was cleverly melded with snippits of "oldies" song that were appropriate and very funny. All the actors were very talented. Helena was especially interesting. I would recommend it to...continued

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21 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

Wonderful production, which is par for the course for this terrific theatre company!

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19 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Enjoyable summer fun! Excellent cast, singing, live band. Intrepid is a professional company. If you have never seen Shakespeare, this is perfect place to start...the text is all here, punctuated with familiar songs. Just 2 hours with...continued

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18 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 13 2012

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Very creative! Shakespeare would have loved this very lively and energetic interpretation of his clever, funny comedy - set to well selected mid-20th century pop songs, beautifully performed and perfectly cast with great...continued

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18 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

Great rendition of a classic with songs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's to make it more entertaining, more fun.

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15 reviews
51 stars
attended Sep 02 2012

this is a great play for someone who might not want to see shakespeare. we loved the play, man, woman, and 10 year old girl. It is a great intro to Shakespeare, modern day clothes, and classic well known songs, and great set, a bit of dancing and...continued

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Kim
21 events
13 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 31 2012

The actors were great- as actors and as singers. Very funny. Loved the staging too. First Shakespeare I have ever seen so I read the story first which helps since it is spoken in Old English. For me, it was hard to understand what the actors...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

Fantastic show! I haven't laughed so hard in years! The cast is superb! And the direction and staging are remarkable!!! I want to see it again!!! Don't miss it!!!!

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