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Jamaica, Farewell Reviews

Santa Monica Playhouse (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

404 ratings
4.8 average rating
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366 events
142 reviews
-22 stars
attended Mar 29 2009

Theatre truly is like box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. It can either be a riveting performance or something you walk out or escape from during intermission. What you really never expect on a lazy Sunday evening is a...continued

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108 events
103 reviews
178 stars
attended Nov 02 2009

A Surprise.

I just went to this one because it was a cheap rare Monday matinee. The old web reviews from NY and here were mixed. One criticism was that the story was overly familiar, cliche (as though most stories are not). I thought if all the...continued

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63 events
29 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 29 2009

Excellent content and acting as well as a compelling story. Last part was particularly strong. Welcome to America!!

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Bobbie
106 events
29 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 28 2009

My friend and I enjoyed this event! Debra's story revealed perserverance, hope and enthusiasm; and the epilogue reflected a happy ending. Over time, I'm sure her comedic delivery skills will increase. Poised and humble, she stood by the exit door...continued

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33 events
11 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 20 2009

This show was one of the most delicious treats in theater that I have ever experienced -- Ms. Ehrhardt managed, in the telling of her story, to evoke every human emotion and to draw me into her life in the most stunning manner. The audience felt...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 05 2009

I see this performance every time it comes to LA.
It is so dynamic, thrilling and well acted that it
gives me smiles and goosebumps every time I see it.

The writing does not stereotype Jamaica and it's people, but gives you insight into...continued

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 29 2009

Debbie was amazing. You really wanted to know her story. I was very entertained...fabulous!

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2009

Debra Ehrhardt is awesome & her story is even better. This should be made into a movie. It has all the ingredients for a perfect recipe for "Broadway". I wish her all the best & I've seen it 5 times now & laugh every time. It's a must see. "Life...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 03 2009

I don’t consider my self a person of culture so I was dragged kicking and screaming to this play. I was mesmerized by this actress’ ability to make me scream with laughter until I’m ashamed to admit….I actually snorted!! If this is what theater...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 20 2010

Wow! What a great show. I really felt like I was on the journey with her. Full of laughs and at some times I was on the edge of my seat. I am amazed that one person can make you feel like you've seen a whole cast. Very entertaining and it...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
24 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

I loved this play so much! Jamaica Farewell, a one-woman show tugged at every emotional element within me. I laughed, cried, was held by suspense, and felt victorious. It is a wonderful odyssey for all to see and experience. I hope they make this...continued

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78 events
62 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

Debra is a darling dynamo with $42 million worth of talent (in 1950 US dollars). Her performance ranges from poignant to dramatic to suspenseful to hilarious (mostly the latter). Debra's panoply of characterizations is simply astounding and...continued

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78 events
62 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 12 2009

The evening is a unique and rewarding experience. Ms. Erhardt in her various deftly impersonated incarnations -- and as herslef -- is by turns amusing, kittenish, charming, sexy, terrifying, and always entertaining. Her life story is riveting and...continued

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5 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 28 2009

Loved it, loved it, loved it! Debra is delightful and she keeps you riveted as you hear of her struggles to get to America. I've recommended it to several of my friends and only wish I had known of it when it was performed in NY so that I could...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 03 2009

Debra Ehrhardt has created a vibrant, funny, exciting depiction of her exodus from Jamaica. She held the audience in her hands as she led us through her life and adventures.The courtyard after the play ended was filled with happy exuberant people...continued

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192 events
93 reviews
48 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

Very funny and spirited performance and an engaging story.

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Amina Red Velvet
151 events
13 reviews
694 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

I thought this was a powerful piece. The actress is a wonderful, descriptive, and passionate storyteller. I would recommend friends to attend.

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23 events
5 reviews
33 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Debra delivers a fantastic portrayal of the environment and the many charachters and emotions. I felt as though I were there, in Jamaica experiencing the events and the flavors personally. It was funny, sexy, exciting and heartfelt. I highly...continued

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159 events
82 reviews
148 stars
52 events
19 reviews
68 stars
attended Jun 20 2009

I attended this event with my Jamaican mother and Jamerican brother. I guess I'm a Jamaican-Brit. Anyway, my brother and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. We were all impressed with Debra's ability to truly capture the essence of the...continued

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