Musicman1
4.6 / 5 Rated by 207 members
Review from Goldstar Member

We were a bit surprised to see that the show was in the round, or square to be more correct, as we hadn't been to the "new" arena stage yet. I was afraid that the show might be diminished in some way without sets and backdrops but that was not the...continued

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

A great production--Arena always delivers great musicals. Broadway bang for less buck. And in a much nicer, more intimate setting too.

reviewed Jul 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from CM

A toe tapping family friendly show. Following in the tradition of Oklahoma...this rendition of The Music Man is excellent. This was a great buy and all seats in the theater provide great views and sound.

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

A wonderful performance with a superb cast.

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

As good as ANY show I've seen in NYC or London! Really strong cast with excellent dancing/ staging/costumes. Go see it. Now.

reviewed Jul 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Best musical I have seen at the Arena.

reviewed Jul 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Nmorentz

Broadway-caliber production in an intimate setting!

reviewed Jul 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Chemistry between Prof. Hill and Marian was lacking. It was unclear to the audience what Marian would see in this character as he was portrayed. Hill was too slimy and not charming enough to win over Marian. Pit was great!

reviewed Jul 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Delightful!

reviewed Jun 24 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Tamar Lieberman

Enjoyed the dancing more than the acting

reviewed Jun 26 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from John Stewart

Excellent show, fun and refreshing

reviewed Jun 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jen Bissell

Fabulous dancing, beautiful singing. Super talented cast and orchestra.

reviewed Jul 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Fabulous, fast-paced, and fun!

reviewed Jul 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie

Fun, fast paced, great music, great casting!

reviewed Jul 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from SallyinVienna

Great show! Know ahead of time though that there are no sets. The presentation is wonderful never the less - all singing top notch - especially the barbershop quartet and the leads. Loved the first number and the minimal set was all that was...continued

reviewed Jul 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Great show. Fabulous! Not that this is a surprise to anyone but matinees mean the likelihood of more children attending and unfortunately, we were seated next to very misbehaving children. Will avoid matinee as choice in the future.

reviewed Jul 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

High energy performance, well staged with great acting talent!

reviewed Jul 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I loved the movie as a child and was hopeful that the stage version didn't stray too much from the movie that I enjoyed so much over the years.

I was not disappointed! It was an incredible show. The acting, singing and dancing were all...continued

reviewed Jul 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Kate Baldwin and Burke Moses are perfectly cast. Kate can SING and Burke was born for the role. Parker Esse's choreography is a delight. Costumes are amazing. Folks sang "76 Trombones" to themselves as they exited Arena Stage. I plan to see it...continued

reviewed May 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Cynthia Cooper

Loved! & sooo appreciated that you alerted me to additional toys! Thank you!

reviewed Jun 22 2012 report as inappropriate