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The Threepenny Opera Reviews

The Stage (San Jose, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

56 ratings
4.3 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

This was a creative and professional revival of a theatrical classic. You can depend on Kenneth Kelleher for imaginative staging. The memorable songs were performed convincingly with some very trained voices blending nicely with the live sextet....continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Feb 07 2014

I loved it - great acting, great songs by Brecht & Weill, and great musical arrangements!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

This was my first time at the Stage. I was drawn to this production as a fan of both Johnny Moreno and Monique Hafen who I have seen perform at the SF Playhouse. The entire production was excellent.. A provocative and raw story was complimented...continued

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184 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

Oh my God! Another fantastic performance from the San Jose Stage theater! The cast was outstanding and mesmerizing continually drawing me into their world. The singing was great and I could understand all the lyrics due to their outstanding...continued

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26 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 19 2014

We did not realize that we had our very own Off Broadway Troupe here in the South Bay.
It was great to experience this classic, but not mainstream show, locally.
The production was splendid and the theater suitably intimate.
Not for the faint...continued

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4 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 13 2014

I loved the theater—my first time there; very intimate experience. The singing and costumes were fantastic! Loved that they had a live band. I took a star away for updating some lyrics, which I felt very unnecessary.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

This is an updated version of the Three Penney Opera that is entertaining and interesting to see. The theatre is small with good seats all around so purchase any ticket you can get and go see this energetic show.

Alice Sklar

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51 reviews
62 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

Front row - great seats! The cast was talented and the musical was brilliant. I'm so proud that we have a local theatre that beats many SF theatres! Yay SJ Stage Theatre. :)

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32 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 12 2014

We all thoroughly enjoyed the show and the venue.

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14 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 08 2014

Excellent seating and performance . . .

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13 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

It was very beautifully performed and produced...I found it very interesting how well the macabre steam punk treatment worked with the music circa 1928. SJ Stage does it RIGHT once again. My only criticism was that there could have been a few more...continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 28 2014

It was boring and raunchy with no plot and no character development at all. Just a series of violent sex simulations. We left at intermission. The costumes were unimaginative - one person looked like The Joker in Batman, and others were dressed as...continued

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5 stars
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1 stars
attended Feb 19 2014

Cast did an excellent job. SJ Stage never disappoints with the quality and professionalism of their work. Comparable to something you might see in NY. Great cast, great singing and choreography. Only negative was that the pre-show and...continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 07 2014

Not a great play, somewhat disjointed. Poor sound: too loud and distorted. But some nice songs (e.g. Pirate Jenny), and nice small theater.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 30 2014

This was amazing as always! Thank you Stage Theater!!

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

San Jose Stage Company always does innovative and interesting shows. This is one of them! Catch it before it closes!

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

Excellent performances by all actors. The Stage has not let us down once yet. Please do whatever it take to keep this artistic director.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2014

This was an excellent show. The performers were very strong and kept the show moving very well. This is a great piece of theater and the comments I heard from other audience members were very positive.

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1 stars
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