Irish eblast 041513

The Irish ... and How They Got That Way Reviews

Davis Square Theatre (Somerville, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

138 ratings
4.6 average rating
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

It was a fabulous 2 hour show with Irish music and history. Strongly recommended. You should also meet the cast, they're great people.

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this production and had a wonderful evening! The "Music Makers" were all extremely talented young people. They all played instruments, sang, and spoke beautifully! We learned much about Irish history and culture through...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Very entertaining program--talented players with energy for singing and dancing. Script followed Irish history but could have had a bit more focus on the Time of the Troubles. Interesting theatre with good sight lines. Well worth attending at...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 27 2013

Terrific performance. Wonderful music and informative story. Davis Theater is a great little performance center.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Excellent. Very entertaining.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Great talent, small theater, get to Davis Sq early to find a parking spot.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Terrific play written by Frank McCourt and built around Irish songs illustrating the history of the Irish people both in Ireland and America. The energetic performers (3 men/3 women) had excellent singing voices, great harmonies, and were skilled...continued

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22 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

Very enjoyable evening of songs and stories. We moved at the intermission from front to side due to an annoying drunk behind us, but found that the cast played well to all sides. The sound was good, but some of the lyrics were hard to catch. ...continued

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21 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

A musical and comedy history lesson of the Irish-American Speaking peoples. Definitely targeted for American audience.

Performers were contagiously enthusiastic and writing was excellent. And familiar songs were well placed.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

very entertaining,lively performance by talented performers. A very enjoyable evening. Note: the Davis Square Theatre is next to the Burren. It is not the Somerville Theatre, as I had mistakenly assumed. This must have happened to others, as the...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Terrific show- really makes you feel the unique misery and joy of Irish history. All of the music was great, but I thought some of the performers had stronger voices than others.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Loved everything about it. Very unique. Being Irish, I could identify with the history and always love Irish Music.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

It was wonderful from beginning to end. Each of the performers had great voices that complimented each other and we hated to see it end.

This was a Christmas gift to my husband ... he loved every minute.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really liked the show. It was somewhat of a history lesson set to music. The music was fun and the actors were fantastic.

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2 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

the acting was good and the music was great. they really seemed passionate about the story they were telling

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

fun, funny, uplifting..for all ages!
Really great stuff!

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1 stars
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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

I took my Irish grandmother and her Irish friend to see this remarkable story, of the Irish's journey,told through music. The setting was intimate. The story was true and brought to light with song and dance. We loved it. Our history as Irish is...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 27 2013

It was beautiful and the singers voices were so good.It brought me back to my childhood with my parents listening to Irish music. You wanted to tap and sing along with the songs. I learned a little about Ireland's history also at the same time....continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 27 2013

Very talented actors. Really enjoyed the music.

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