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Motown Madness, The Musical Reviews

Theatre 39 (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

101 ratings
4.5 average rating
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27 events
20 reviews
32 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

No Motown enthusiast should ever miss this performance. I travelled to San Francisco for the first time for my birthday. This event was one of many events I planned for myself. I enjoyed the story behind the events surrounding the success of...continued

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85 events
18 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

Hand clapping, footstomping, singing out loud fun! Just like the old days of motown, brings back great memories. The cast is extremely talented, the singing and dancing lots of fun to be a part of. The audience participation part is a hoot. A...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 08 2009

I thought the performance was pretty good. However the theatre staff kept opening the doors throughout the performance to let in late comers which was a real distraction

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 04 2009

We had VIP seating, the show was enjoyable and they had lots of audience participation. There were all ages there (teen to senior) and everyone walked away saying what a fun evening they'd had.

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52 events
11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

This show was fantastic. If you're a lover of Motown then check it out. I thought all the singers and dancers were excellent and they did the songs the way they are supposed to be sung. We're going back and taking friends with us. It's really...continued

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12 events
9 reviews
41 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

5 of us Ladies had dinner at Pier Market, and saw the show. It was awesome. We all enjoy the audience partispation was excellent, It was intimate and cozy. Singers and dancers were super. I remember all the songs and grew up in the 60's. The...continued

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13 events
3 reviews
60 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

The performance was terrific and fun. Highly recommended.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 28 2009

It was a good show. With some polish, it could be a great show. Some of the costumes were very good, some needed help. Some of the renditions were good, some needed to stay more true to the original artist's performances. There was a lot of...continued

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152 events
89 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 27 2009

This was a cheap but fun night out. The production was a little cheesy, but the voices and the music were fabulous, and the audience participation on stage was a riot. I would recommend this show to anyone who just wants to sit back, be very...continued

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68 events
23 reviews
18 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

Very talented and enthusiastic performers. Theater is small and intimate. Will definitely go back!

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58 events
15 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

This was just too much fun. The performers are fabulous, the music amazing and getting the audience involved was just a hoot.

The best buy ever and I will see this a few more times.

Tip for everybody: If you like to dance sit near the aisle,...continued

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180 events
112 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 18 2009

A fun trip down memory lane.
Great singing, dancing, costumes and pace of the show.
Don't miss the Motown review at this wonderful venue.
There isn't a bad seat in this intimate theatre.
Excellent evening and I can't wait to see them again.

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59 events
42 reviews
-31 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

The performers made up in spirit what they lacked in talent. The singing was mediocre and the dancing was almost non-existent. I thought half of Motown was the moves, which they lacked entirely.
It's a show for the tourists, I expected more.

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65 events
36 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

This show was a night to remember. The cast embraced the audience wholeheartedly, and made everyone want to get up and dance and sing with them. Some of us did! The after-show, (ACT 2) in the lobby afterwards was even more fun. The cast stuck...continued

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45 events
28 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 14 2009

The show was a "Happening". The music was GREAT, the theater has comfortable seating, and every seat in the house is a good one.
I had a friend from another country with me as my guest, and they Really love the show.
I would go again.

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28 events
24 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 27 2009

show was great and entertaining,
crowds participation was funny.

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30 events
23 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 03 2009

It was a great show. There were two acts, one female and one male. We sang along with each Motown song. And the seats were perfect. This is a very intimate theatre (less than 300 seats) and we sat in the third row, center seats. We can't wait...continued

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28 events
22 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

This was a very easy and entertaining show. I had no idea there was a theatre at Pier 39 but then again I haven't been there in a very long time.

The music was very good and the entertainers were energetic and professional. When they had the...continued

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38 events
19 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 28 2009

What a delightful evening of upbeat music. The performers really connected with their audience. The Pier 39 Theatre is great; there is not a bad seat in the house. Two young children were invited to the stage which was a warm and fun way to add a...continued

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