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Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie Reviews

Theater J at Goldman Theater (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

117 ratings
4.8 average rating
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107 reviews
27 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

Great concept, but it all started to sound the same. The actor/musicians did a fine job.

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9 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

If you like folk music, you will enjoy this event. If you like folk music and are on the side of people who are pro union and those who speak truth to power, you will jump out of your seat and cheer!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

Fabulous performance in a small intimate setting. All of the performers were extremely talented, but particularly the lead playing Woodie.

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22 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

I loved the show; the actors were very talented; the show was both joyful and solemn. I learned a great deal about Woody Guthrie. I strongly recommend it to others. However, my teenage grandchildren didnt enjoy it; no context for them---named a...continued

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21 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 01 2012

Excellent singing, especially that of the two women. A very nice review of the life of Woody Guthrie.

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16 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 01 2012

Very talented actors and good show in general.

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Helen L Rubin Red Velvet
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14 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 14 2012

An enjoyable evening if you remember Woody, are patriotic or like folk music.

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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

A smash success! Touching story line. Great music. An extraordinarily talented cast.

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Elizabeth K Red Velvet
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7 reviews
36 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

Incredible performance. Entertaining, educational, moving, fun. Everyone who stands for social justice should see this! So energizing.

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5 reviews
34 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

Although our tickets were at the foot of the stage - too close - we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Great performance, great acting, and we learned a lot about his life as well.
I recommend it wholeheartedly !!!

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 27 2012

The performance last night was wonderful. The cast of 4 accomplished musicians wended their way through Woody's and America's story with obvious care. We felt as if we knew most of the songs and either hummed or sang along gleefully! Do not...continued

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3 reviews
25 stars
attended Nov 21 2012

Not to be missed. As Bruce Springsteen says on a
video running in the exhibit, no one writes this kind of music any more. It is a wonderful tribute
to a man who I remember and I want my children
and grandchildren to know his contribution to...continued

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58 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 29 2012

Woody Sez is a great night out for those who love the music of the great folkie Woody Guthrie. The four-person cast showed great enthusiasm and energy as they breezed through about thirty songs from the Guthrie canon. Guitars, mandolins, fiddles,...continued

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26 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

Superb entertainment, performed with vigor by an energetic cast. The best show I have seen in years.

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24 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 07 2013

Whether you like Woody Guthrie or not, this is an outstanding play/musical of his life beautifully weaving in stories with his genre-defining music. The lead actor is outstanding as are his three accompanists. And on top of that, the venue,...continued

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15 reviews
9 stars
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42 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Fantastic show. Didn't know much about Woody Guthrie.Learned a lot, loved the music and the performances were outstanding. Moving and engaging theater. He had a hard life but it was an enjoyable and uplifting night out. Wished I'd brought my...continued

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15 reviews
42 stars
attended Dec 07 2013

Worked for our teenage kids who went this weekend.

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14 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 28 2012

Fun evening. The audience was very excited which added to the enjoyment. You probably need to like Guthrie!s type of music since its nearly all singing, but even if you're not a big fan of it you'll enjoy the show .

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Jim
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14 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

It was everything I hope it would be: his story and his music.

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