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Woodminster Amphitheater (Oakland, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

37 ratings
4.1 average rating
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196 events
189 reviews
86 stars
attended Aug 10 2012

Fast paced clever lyrics of Sondheim can't be missed! Energetic, enthusiastic, talented actors/ singers pour their hearts out in this funny, slapstick comedy. Great stage sets, goofy, colorful, over the top costumes make it all the more...continued

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14 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 11 2012

This was a great show. Funny, good singing and dancing. Yes, the seats are uncomfortable, and so, bring a seat cushion if you have one. Otherwise, the location is beautiful. Highly recommended.

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 11 2012

While this is a wonderful venue, the production was deeply sub par. The direction was lacking any understanding of farce, the actors had no sense of timing, and though the lead may be personable, he was horribly miscast.

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194 reviews
132 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

The full cast was wonderful. The Sondheim jokes were clear and made funnier by the sight gags. This is the best perf. of Forum I have ever seen. So funny, we laughed the whole way through. Especially Senex and Mrs. S., and Hysterium and star...continued

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 10 2012

First rate acting & singing; good sets, fantastic live music. Hilarious lines and antics. What more could you ask for? Well, how about a beautiful outdoor theatre? That would be Woodminster. Lots of picnickers get there early and enjoy the...continued

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14 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 17 2012

This is a fun play, nothing serious and somewhat silly. It was a joy to be out on a beautiful evening in the woods watching this performance. It is a great venue

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13 reviews
17 stars
attended Aug 11 2012

High energy, fun performance. I would recommend it.

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28 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 11 2012

Wonderful setting. Delightful evening. The cast appeared to be truly enjoying themselves.

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 12 2012

Fun and very well executed, great ensemble of actors and good live orchestra, we were impressed!

We got there late, though, as finding the theater from the street, even with a smart phone's maps was impossible... We stopped at the sign...continued

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 16 2012

great fun, good laffs, words quite understandable. And of course the environment cannot be beat!

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

It was a mediocre production of a farce. The part of the evening that was really enjoyable was the picniic we had beforehand as this venue is breathtaking.

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1 stars
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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

non-stop nonsense! I laughed through the whole thing. lead actors were excellent, supporting cast all good. pretty darn good community theater, nice venue in a beautiful setting. it's fun being outdoors (though it does get chilly)

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

We went to this revival for the wonderful music and lyrics by Sondheim and the silly, though funny, slapstick story by Shevelove and Gelbart. The acting and vocal abilities of the cast was uneven, ranging from very good to very mediocre....continued

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Zephyr Albright
8 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 17 2012

A great performance of a classic. Staging was simple yet effective, venue was beautiful, orchestra provided warm accompanyment.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 16 2012

Great show! Great lyrics! Prepare to laugh out loud! Dress warmly as the fog can roll in. Pack a pre-show picnic for added fun!

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M C
9 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

It was a fun farce, well acted, well sung, in a lovely outdoor setting!

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 16 2012

A superb performance! Well done and hilarious. So glad we attended.

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 12 2012

Funny, silly, well done, great casting.

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