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The Music Man Reviews

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

160 ratings
4.6 average rating
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102 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

It's hard to go wrong with THE MUSIC MAN and this MTW presentation is pretty entertaining. Davis Gaines (arm in sling, due to an accident), works hard and carries with the show with abundant energy. The cast surrounding him possess strong voices...continued

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83 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 27 2014

Davis Gaines was and is a consistently fabulous music theater star. Anything he is in is great.

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82 reviews
9 stars
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58 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

It was way to much dancing, I don't remember in the movie this part. I thought the female singing was much better than Davis Gaines. He was not projecting his voice so much; all in all enjoyed it.

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47 reviews
18 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

The performance was great. Enjoyed the show !!!! All went well.

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Donovan Craig Red Velvet
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30 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Great singing and dancing! How could you go wrong with Davis Gaines as the lead? The sets were fantastic, too, as were the costumes. Did I mention the orchestra? Perfect! It's a great show to take the kids to see, too.

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29 reviews
15 stars
attended Feb 21 2014

Another great musical from Musical Theater West! Wonderful show, great venue! (Lots of parking!)

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25 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 28 2014

Great Show! Love this theater. The marching band at the end was a fab touch! Lovely costumes, great dancing and singing. Who could ask for more?

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

A colorful production of a classic musical but is there really a need for
for the over amplification used at this performance

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7 reviews
23 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

a great production the whole cast were terrific

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7 reviews
23 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Wonderful production from the sets, costumes, choreography, and of course the amazing, Broadway quality cast. You won't be disappointed in this cheerful, upbeat, captivating musical!

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

Excellent production, the whole cast was terrific.
One question, does the venue have an elevator?
I didn't see one and to go up and down the staircase
with a bad knee was very difficult.

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80 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

A rousing revival of one of the best musical comedies ever written. Davis Gaines (even with his arm in a sling) and Gail Bennett nailed the leading roles. Ms. Bennett has a clear bell-toned soprano reminiscent of Barbara Cook. The supporting...continued

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75 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

Another excellent show (opening night/sold out) at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. One of our most favorite places to view an entertainment event due to excellent seating/sight lines plus in-close reasonably priced parking ($5). Show was...continued

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68 reviews
14 stars
attended Feb 27 2014

One of my friends had not seen the show before and was enchanted.
Davis was a perfect music man, although he had pulled his shoulder
out of joint. The production was bright and happy. Marian was a good actress, but her voice was a bit shrill in...continued

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40 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Amazing performance, the singing/voices were wonderful, costumes as well brought to life this classic Broadway tale. Will be watching for more productions.

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Tina Gustin-Gurney
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37 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 21 2014

Despite being a dated show, it is enjoyable to see this familiar piece. Good cast and fun costumes and set design. An enjoyable evening.

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36 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Davis Gaines could play Harold Hill with one hand tied behind his back. Gail Bennett has an amazing voice. Kevin Ciardelli is a delight. This stage production, the first I've seen of one of my favorite musicals, makes me raise this question: ...continued

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36 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

The woman that played Marian was fantastic! Also the barber shop quartet was amazing. It tough to a large cast production at a community theater level especially when they are children.

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