Gifts of the magi 120312
3.6 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 2 reviews

We were very disappointed. This struck us as a very poor adaptation of a much beloved story. It lacked warmth and passion. The minimalist set was so minimalist that the snow anticipated by the characters finally fell at the end of the show, but...continued

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

This was awesome! Everything about it was top shelf. It really got us in the Christmas spirit

reviewed Nov 24 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Chicago Sue
34 events 12 reviews

The singers were great and the acting was good, too. The script did a poor job of setting up the main part of the film. Jim's watch and Della's hair are mentioned once. If you know the O Henry story going in it's okay, but there is definitely...continued

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lisa
10 events 4 reviews

Small intimate theater with minimal scenery. Acting & singing was fine. Just the story was much more interesting than the play itself. Nothing memorable as far as the songs go.

reviewed Nov 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Brett Goad
8 events 4 reviews

Some solid performances. Had some difficulties hearing both sung and spoken lines. Some due to our seats in relation to the action. Some due to a few melodic lines sitting in the bottom register of characters- primarily the narrator.

reviewed Nov 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from dalealvine
29 events 4 reviews

In combining two one act plays the result was a fun slice of Christmas that gives one the warm feeling of hope and charity.

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 1 review

Terrific cast with good voices and acting skills. Story was enchanting and well performed. I recommend this show to all theatre lovers.

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

Solid play, well performed, nice venue.

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 1 review

Excellent show for the holidays. Great performances. Some of the singing is a little weak, but the physical comedy is great. Does justice to O. Henry's writing and sense of humor.

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Katie Baldwin
2 events 1 review

This story took me back to junior high when I read the book. The writing of the musical was exceptional and kept the interest of both my husband and I through out. This was our first experience of seeing a Chicago play. Thank you for the...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate