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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Reviews

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

358 ratings
4.5 average rating
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78 reviews
60 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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9 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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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 25 2014

Beautiful story. Singing was excellent, cast fabulous.

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306 reviews
71 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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66 reviews
130 stars
attended May 22 2014

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

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56 reviews
64 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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55 reviews
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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34 reviews
35 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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29 reviews
15 stars
attended May 01 2014

Great production of a classic show

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29 reviews
35 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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29 reviews
0 stars
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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27 reviews
6 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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tea crock Red Velvet
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24 reviews
203 stars
attended May 10 2014

The singing was great.

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21 reviews
13 stars
attended May 06 2014

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

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18 reviews
22 stars
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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karyn driessen Red Velvet
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14 reviews
3 stars
attended May 14 2014

Outstanding performance.

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13 reviews
43 stars
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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12 reviews
11 stars
mary Red Velvet
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11 reviews
11 stars
attended May 22 2014

Beautiful vocals.

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended May 06 2014

Was more opera than I like. Near impossible to understand the sung lyrics. If I had not read the storyline before coming to theater I would have been totally lost as to what was going on. Also did not like the woman that played Bess... felt she...continued

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