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The Scottsboro Boys Reviews

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

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151 ratings
4.0 average rating
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49 reviews
190 stars
attended May 26 2013

I found the story not nice, even if true the cast jumping around in song and dance , while waiting to be railroaded to a hanging.

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42 reviews
27 stars
attended May 24 2013

The subject is the true story of nine black young men accused of raping two white women while riding a box car in the early 30s. They are convicted and sentenced to death, but rescued from the gallows by a landmark Supreme Court opinion. But...continued

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30 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 26 2013

excellent show and great seats

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27 reviews
9 stars
attended May 24 2013

I hate the production. It is disrespectful to the memory and the ordeal gone through
buy the men and their families. In my opinion it was degrading to African-Americans.
The format could have been presented in a number of different ways for the...continued

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19 reviews
1 stars
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19 reviews
26 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Excellent production and a great cast. Very interesting presentation of a serious subject done as a minstrel show. The staging was amazing, done only with chairs and boards. Cast got a standing ovation!
It was a little difficult to understand all...continued

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Sorry for the low`attendance.
I t's a terrific performance.
Couldn't understand a lot but got the gist of it.
The theater has its own problems. i haven't like it for years.
Ever since you produced The Little Foxes`with Elzabeth Taylor and bro.ught...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended May 29 2013

The show is well staged, sung, and acted but it never took off for me. The vaudeville style worked in Cabaret and Chicago but didn't work with this subject matter - at least for me.

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11 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 11 2013

Very good and powerful show.

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 26 2013

Enjoyed the show, lots of talent. At times the spoofing and humor seemed inappropriate given the subject matter but overall it was great theater.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

The hype said that it was in the caliber of Cabaret or Chicago. It wasn't. Don't know how they could have done any better making a musical out of such a tragic story. Probably better not made into a musical. I will say the dancing was great.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Tough subject matter for sure but what a show! Not for those easily disturbed by sensitive material. The music,staging and especially the outstanding cast make it work on every level. Not to be missed.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended May 29 2013

Some of the performances are quite good, and a couple of choreographic numbers worked (although I'm becoming tired of the omnipresent back-flips and cartwheels that Broadway choreographers seem to put into every one of their shows. It has become a...continued

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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Really enjoyed the Scottsboro Boys.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 25 2013

The quality of the performance, including some excellent dance, was quite good. The subject matter was uncomfortable--which is precisely what the author wanted. So people who want a serious experience will like it better than those who just want...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

at first i thought the subject was too serious to be a musical, but in the end it was a great way to tell the story and i enjoyed it very much

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

This show is a MUST SEE! It's well crafted and poignant, and the performers are as good as it get's.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 28 2013

Scottsboro Boys was FANTASTIC! Truly awesome! I would highly recommend this show. Dancing and singing were superb. The subject is intense so be prepared for that.. but it's presented in an amazing way.

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68 reviews
3 stars
attended May 23 2013

This was my second time seeing Scottsboro Boys...I saw it in San Diego last year not knowing if it would come to L.A. When I saw it announced at the Ahmanson I knew I would want to revisit it. Words are almost beyond me. This is an exceptional...continued

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65 reviews
34 stars
attended Jun 29 2013

Good story, but nothing really jumped out and grabbed me.
Singing was good, but the songs weren’t “Wow I have to go get the CD”
I think if they just stuck to the story and spent a little more time to make it stronger, it might have been a great...continued

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