Hairspray 030309

Hairspray: the Musical Reviews

Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

59 ratings
4.7 average rating
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20 reviews
19 stars
attended May 06 2009

Excellent production. I saw the Los Angeles production straight from Broadway with Marissa Jaret Winokur as Tracy and Bruce Vinanch as Edna. While I didn't think anyone could possibly hold a candle to Marissa in this role, the star of this...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended May 06 2009

A lot of fun!!! Took me out of my day, and into a upbeat evening that could be shared with family of all ages and friends. We had a great time. My only concern; when cast was talking the sound was perfect, though when singing, the loudness of...continued

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414 reviews
71 stars
attended May 06 2009

I love this show and this cast did a pretty good job even though it is not as good as the movie version. The music and dancing were still outstanding, as well as the set design and costumes. I would love to see more shows in this venue in the...continued

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15 reviews
12 stars
attended May 06 2009

FANTASTIC show! The cast was great! The whole audience got up and danced at the end of the show. Location - We had never been to this theatre before, but it is a very nice venue. The seats we got from Goldstar were a little further back then I...continued

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12 reviews
18 stars
attended May 06 2009

for the first time in my life, I left this show at the intermission, which, unfortunately, came after a very long 90 minutes into the show. Did not enjoy this at all -- for whatever reason, and despite the fact that there was very GOOD sound...continued

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended May 07 2009

This show was fanstastic! It is absolutely in my top 5 favorites ever seen. They did a fantastic job with this presentation. I have already recommended it to several people and I only saw it last night.

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8 reviews
13 stars
attended May 06 2009

Great Production! Took my 6 year old daughter for a mommy-daughter night out....we had a blast!!!!! I would definitely recommend to all my friends!

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5 reviews
19 stars
attended May 06 2009

Excellent show! Great music, great voices, great props. Would highly recommend!

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended May 06 2009

One of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences I have ever had. I thought the 2007 movie was good, but it doesn't hold a candle to the stage production. See it if you can! It's simultaneously hilarious, touching, and thought-provoking, all...continued

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2 reviews
37 stars
attended May 06 2009

I'm definitely torn between "Didn't like it" and "It was okay." I'm not out to bash this musical completely, but more of how uncomfortable I felt when my ten year-old little sister and other children around me said, "eww," when she saw a couple...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 06 2009

It was great.Best thing we have ever seen in Long Beach at the Terrace!

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24 reviews
0 stars
attended May 07 2009

Outstanding show ! It made my Thursday and was a great start to the upcoming weekend. Our seats were perfect. Gold Star, you made me look good. I appreciate your attention to customer service. Thank you for making this an eventful night.

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 06 2009

What a fun evening! HAIRSPRAY was a high-energy, quick moving performance with a talented cast and great music and dancing. The performance appealed to all ages and ended with a standing ovation.

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1 review
4 stars
attended May 07 2009

It was awesome! I had seen the Broadway production years ago and I have to say this one was just as great... It felt as if I was seeing it for the first time... I took the boyfriend, my sister, her friend, and our friends and everyone just had a...continued

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21 reviews
8 stars
attended May 06 2009

This is an enjoyable event. I just wish the supporting stars could lower their tone or pitch; it gets tiring it's so high.

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17 reviews
119 stars
attended May 06 2009

I had never been to the Long Beach Terrace, this was a great introduction.
The show was awesome. The actors were great. Seats were good.
I particularly enjoyed the actors that played Edna and Motormouth Mable. One number by "Motormouth"...continued

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15 reviews
13 stars
attended May 07 2009

OMG I LOVED it. I recently got the movie and have watched it over and over so I HAD to see the play. I was so glad when I saw the tickets on goldstar. The dancing was great, the music was great, the singing was great, and the actors were...continued

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended May 07 2009

Always a fun show, the cast was fantastic! The only problem was the theater itself. The orchestra seemed too loud, forcing the actors to try to sing over it. We weren't able to understand/hear some of the lyrics, but still a fun show that the...continued

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13 reviews
3 stars
attended May 06 2009

Excellent musical! Tracy was fantastic and "Wow" what a voice! My only complaint was the sound in the theatre was not the best. I've seen other musicals in the same theatre and find that it's just the theatre not the production company.

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended May 07 2009

This show was just ok for me. The performances were pretty good, and there were some parts that was ok, but I thought the movie was a lot better. Now I don't say that about a lot of movies, as I thought the Producers was a great show, and the...continued

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