This side of paradise 041113

This Side of Paradise Reviews

History Theatre (St. Paul, MN)

Reviews & Ratings

30 ratings
4.0 average rating
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gonzalew
36 events
26 reviews
12 stars
attended May 12 2013

Good play. It is well acted and it is very well scripted, especially for Fitzgerald fans. The play is obviously told from the perspective of Zelda's point of view than F. Scott. I agree that the play is not really musical appropriate. The...continued

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended May 12 2013

This was a fantastic production! The two Zeldas on stage at the same time was fascinating---contributing to bipolar personality of Zelda. The set added visual enjoyment. I expected it to be the telling of the book "This Side of Paradise" but it...continued

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10 reviews
3 stars
22 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended May 10 2013

The Red Velvet membership always seems to make a difference in the seating that I get when buying Goldstar theater tickets. Appreciate that the yearly fee paid, pays off. The play was well done.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended May 09 2013

I'd give this show a C-minus; it was decently performed on the part of the actors, but the material they worked with and some of the direction left me disappointed. This is a story that doesn't feel as though it should be turned into a musical, or...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2013

This was one of the best productions I have ever seen. The acting was superb, the directing was wonderful, the choreography and singing were perfect and the set design was genius! I can't say enough nice things about it - my husband and I had a...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended May 11 2013

As usual, the History Theater does a good job but this wasn’t as smooth or as interesting and many other productions.

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7 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended May 11 2013

My friend and I got front row seats, just to the right of center stage. That, was a fun experience. The play was wonderful. It did a great job of telling the story of Zelda and F.Scott. Would highly recommend. Love the venue itself. Met...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 09 2013

The musical was beautifully and emotionally played out. The music and vocals were very good. Highly recommended!

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21 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 19 2013

Wonderful production and the first time I had been to the History Theater in years. I will definitely go again. What a great venue--not a bad seat in the house. We stayed for the "Afterwards" and were able to interact with the cast and director...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 10 2013

Great acting and singing. Very effective to juxtapose the older and younger Zelda. Clever staging with the see-through windows. We have been recommending this to friends.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 10 2013

Unfortunately, this show was hackneyed and boring--we left at intermission.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 12 2013

Absolutely wonderful, well worth the experience, director and cast marvelous.

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 12 2013

Absolutely LOVED This Side of Paradise. The acting was superb - especially F. Scott.
Actors had obviously done their research. The music was great and very appropriate to
the time. Enjoyed the dancing and choreography. Would be good to see more...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 12 2013

Loved this show!!! wonderful!

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 09 2013

The event was wonderful. Quality was superb. Mental health was treated differently during those times. Timing for the show was excellent - with the release of the Great Gatsby which did not get good reviews.

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 12 2013

The play was excellent and very well done. Best of the productions I have seen at the History Theater.

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