Gershwin 022609 v2
4.1 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Eloise
Red Velvet 26 events 18 reviews

They did a great job this year. When I purchased the tickets I did not realize it was for a benefit. I was happy to find out that this was a charity event, with a live and silent auction. The house was full, I won my two silent bids and was...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Gary Richardson
Red Velvet 312 events 76 reviews

A GREAT EVENING.... ALL FOUR OF US LOVED IT!!

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
Red Velvet 234 events 19 reviews

StageLA does a tantastic job every year, including this year's 25th Anniversary shoe. Amazing group of performers ranging from Valerie Pettiford to Bruce Vilanch to Lucas Grabeel. It's an uplifting, fun, entertaining evening for a Great cause...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from rj6241
Red Velvet 70 events 11 reviews

I can agree with all of the other comments. The production was actually better than some of the last few years. over the years, using the same format has gotten stale. However, new life was blown into this year's production. BUT GET RID OF...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Carlton M.
36 events 32 reviews

This year's 25th Annual S.T.A.G.E. production, The Brothers Gershwin: George & Irs, a S.T.A.G.E. benefit for APLA, was, as always has been with S.T.A.G.E. productions, the very best value for any performance anywhere, bar none! Don't miss the 26th...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Betsy W.
83 events 31 reviews

This was a wonderful experience-great music, great talent, great entertainment, great cause.
It could have gone on another few hours........

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Eileen Olsen
8 events 6 reviews

Lots of great talent! Yes, the auction in the middle of the show was a bad idea. The band was terrific and really supported the soloists. Also the sound at The Wilshire is wonderful - they've tuned it perfectly. The one sour note was the comedy...continued

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Claudia C.
8 events 4 reviews

A terrific event for a wonderful cause.

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
30 events 2 reviews

As always a good event. However the lighting issue was a major problem on Saturday night, blinding many of us in the balcony during the Rhapsody In Blue performance. Hope it was corrected for Sunday.

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from B.P.
Red Velvet 671 events 155 reviews

Delightful & entertaining. Great talent for a great cause.

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Sonya Canton
Red Velvet 53 events 20 reviews

excellent performance by a lot of the cast. ALthough I am not a prude, there were items and language that did not contribute to the show at all, by the guy who was not only sloppily dressed but also had unnecessary innuendos.

THe show was fun,...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from thebush
Red Velvet 67 events 12 reviews

The Gershwin show Saturday night was ok. Way too long. The auction
was a good thing but sure took a lot of time. Spotlights shining into
the audience were somewhat of a pain. Rhapsody in Blue was really
unnecessary in that the pianist...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Karen Hsu Patterson
63 events 10 reviews

A nice set of performances and interpretations, delightful to watch and listen to. Lighting problems seem to have been worked out for Sunday afternoon's concert. A lovely theater as well.

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Lorenzo R.
51 events 10 reviews

Loved the performance, felt very entertained. Was a bit let-down when I did not get the front balcany seats I purchased, but was given the rear balcony. Did not complain due to the cause of the event. The lighting director, where was he...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from April S
30 events 8 reviews

I took my 78 year old mother to this performace and she LOVED it.

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Marjorie Marantz
13 events 8 reviews

Our seats were about as far back as one could be, and there is little leg room at this theater. However, with binoculars, I could zoom in on the entertainment. I was not prepared for the live auction as this was my first experience with this...continued

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Todd S.
17 events 7 reviews

It was a long evening of uneven performances and technical glitches. Intermission plus the long live auction added 45 minutes to the performance. I could have done without the "comedy" sketches about the Gershwins and the set was distracting. ...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Debbi Dachinger
13 events 5 reviews

Overall I loved it. Some of the performances blew me away. Loretta Devine was superb and several others - there was so, so much talent up there.

There also was self indulgence. The fact that director Galligan let Carole Cook go on so long -...continued

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Marjorie H.
38 events 4 reviews

The lighting was fine on Sunday afternoon. In all, a wonderful event.

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Tandy Ward
22 events 2 reviews

It was a great event! I enjoyed the show wholeheartedly!

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
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