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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Reviews

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

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344 ratings
4.5 average rating
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78 reviews
62 stars
attended May 03 2014

This talented ensemble of actors, singers, dancers were engaging and energetic. Absolutely LOVED it! Thanks, GoldStar, for the great seats! It was a wonderful evening:)

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 24 2014

I have seen P&B on stage twice before, and awhile back in the movies. They were most enjoyable. However, this current production was lackluster and boring. I felt the performers were going through the motions and not living the parts. Many...continued

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attended Apr 25 2014

Beautiful story. Singing was excellent, cast fabulous.

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151 stars
attended Apr 29 2014

This was a great performance with absolutely wonderful voices, great choreography, believable interactions amongst the characters. You will thoroughly enjoy this American classic.

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130 stars
attended May 22 2014

Fantastic show with great singing and acting.
Good seats through Goldstar - thanks!

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23 stars
attended May 10 2014

Seats were in the mezzanine, but we had a clear view of the stage. It's a wonderful play and the talent and the voices on stage were wonderful. Truly enjoyable outing.

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63 stars
attended May 01 2014

Having never seen the movie or play before, I think I was expecting more. This is a scaled back version of the opera... for example, 16 cast members instead of 70. The actor who portrayed Porgy was incredible. Bess a bit less so. Overall worth...continued

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28 stars
attended May 01 2014

I was pretty satisfied with the seating. I felt that the direction was a bit heavy handed but, overall, it's a production I would recommend.

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31 stars
attended Apr 26 2014

Must see. Fabulous in every way. Great music & singers & performances. Most important musical in theatre history. So beautiful and touching. Go

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attended May 06 2014

Brilliant reconfiguration of the opera.
Glorious voices! A must-see!

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attended May 03 2014

Great music; professional production.

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attended Apr 26 2014

This was an amazing performance. I was so in love with the story and the music. I would see this again.

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5 stars
attended Apr 26 2014

It is a very good show and outstanding voices in the cast. The subject matter is a downer, and the staging is a little slow. I recommend it as a first time experience to the show

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attended May 27 2014

This is the third time I have seen "Porgy and Bess" and the least memorable. Apart from the gorgeous voices of the cast, I found the changes made in script and music to add nothing to the original score and story. In the two other performances,...continued

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attended Apr 26 2014

Really enjoyed the story. Some of the voices were not that captivating compared to the performances of the recent Broadway cast. There were parts that were a little unclear of what was actually happening to where we just tuned out and literally...continued

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